Dan I notice you appear to use the Skin On Frame as your main kayak to paddle. I know you also have the Osprey Tandem. What are the dimensions of the SOF (length, beam, depth). More importantly what self rescue techniques have you practiced/used. Finally how stable is the boat. I finished my SOF in November and have only had it out on Lake Ontario in less than optimal conditions, which made me a little nervous. The specs are 17ft 3 inches long. Beam of 22 inches and about 7.5 inches at the back beam. So it would not be characterized as low volume. Did some pool sessions with the boat this week. It is very twitchy. Has low primary but very good secondary. Once you get used to it you can feel quite comfortable in it. It doesn't roll very well (I couldn't roll it but the instructor could). I can roll my Tempest 17 (in a pool ok) but have not rolled it in the lake. Did try a self rescue in the pool and it is not easy. The cockpit looks to be about the same size as yours. What makes me nervous is being able to do a self rescue when I need to. That is really what prompts my questions. You obviously have overcome your concerns about this issue. Any comments?