I looked at both the Skookum 10' Steelheader, and the 10' Bad Cat Magnum. I really liked both, and ended up buying the Bad Cat. The Bad Cat's frame was super sturdy, but at the expense of being a one-piece frame. I think the capacity is 1000#, but I don't think I'll ever get close to that. The BC is super sturdy to fish from, either sitting or standing, and I feel comfortable on any water I have ever fished. I didn't get out much early this summer as the water was running pretty high on my local rivers, but the BC would have handled all of the water well. I would have been very happy with either one, but I got a super deal from my local dealer who had one Bad Cat left and wanted to move it.