So I'll start this with I'm no expert...I'm just a weekend warrior who gets a week off a year if he's lucky..guess that's what happens when you work and a have a family..and I wouldn't have it any other way....So after last years debacle with my watermaster I got back, sold it and got a used scadden rampage thanks to a tip from a fellow member!!! I put a scadden frame on it...oar locks, rod holders, rear deck...and used it this year on my trip.. What stands out? speed is much better, maneuverability is night and day...I fell in love with it my first day, fishing a tighter river and I had zero issues with getting around and through trouble spots..point the boat at it and row...your by it...on the big water rivers we found..it was even better!!! I wasn't as fast as my two buds, but I was with them all day and not way behind...I gained experience with the boat and my appreciation grew as did my confidence....I didn't go looking for any big water, OK, I did a little bit...but I wasn't worried when it came or when I was day dreaming looking at the scenery and got in a bit of trouble...I was out of it with a few quick strokes.. The platform works on this boat with the seat 3/4 inflated...you can load it up and go on overnight trips easily.... The faults of this set up are...it's to heavy as is...Dave (scadden) said he would trade me for and X boat which if he does I'll do, but I won't hold my breath as, well, things just don't happen like he says sometimes....I met and fished with one of the owners of trout fitters in Kelowna..great guys, great shop and I'll deal with them on it.... If not, I'm going to cut out the floor and figure a way to get the oar holders off or at least down...The oar holders hold your frame in on one side but popped on the other...had zero effect on the way the frame sat but I would like um either in or out....I think cutting the floor off would take some of the weight off as it was holding water as was...Lifting it up on the top of the truck each night took two guys and the weight was in the rear so I think taking the floor out will eliminate some of the water weight and cause less drag on the boat in the water as well.. I saw some wm's on the water, left them behind...my bud saw one try and row into the tailout of his run to fish below him...he rowed and rowed hard...couldn't make it in....I remembered that feeling last year..Didn't have it this time around...I saw water, I was on it...came in either above the run or could stay out as not to disturb it and then jet in at the bottom.... Overall I would rate this set up at an 7.5 out of ten...eliminating the floor would be an improvement for guys who like me are going to use the frame...buying one I would get the X and be done with it...super easy to pack in my fj cruiser...putting it up top I could do it by myself if the only boat... As an aside, I saw a guy in a vw camper with one of scaddens wm style boats on top..(Wa. plates) Pm me if you read this...I would like to know how you did and if you talked to the guys in the white tents at the campground you were at... they are buds of mine!!