I only drive a small hatchback so this bad boy will be deflated and inside the vehicle during transport. I'm going to go to one of the kayak stores here in pdx and try on some pfd's. I do plan to get one I think is comfortable in so I'll feel inclined to wear it, I'm sure my wife would somehow find out if I wasn't wearing it and then I'll wish I'd drowned. I've kinda got my eye on the nrs chinook. This thing came with two sets of oars, the standard 5 ft oars and then some 6'6'' Aqua Bound Manta Ray oars. What's the advantage of a longer oar?