I've gravitated from getting kayaks, jon boats and like smaller vessels. I've never purchased one. I've had bass boats and had to deal with the effort of winterizing it, storing it (with a neighborhood whose association will bitch at you for parking one in your yard), etc. The older I get, the less I want to mess with a 'real boat'. I have the energy, I just don't want to mess with the 'take down maintenance' and hauling one every where. Plus it pisses me off to pay property taxes. So I'm not interested in any engines or trolling motors. A Jon boat will need a trailer, licenses, a place to store it, engine/trolling maintenance, etc. A kayak MAY need a trailer, but then you gotta shove it on top of the Durango or shove it inside with it dangling out. Plus the garage won't hold one more thing. I'm looking for something light...to carry around. Some inflatables I see are around 50 lbs or so. This seems compatible. Deflate it and store it away. Plus just pitch it into the back of the car. Most of my fishing buddies have moved off (or on) and my youngest daughter is about the only fishing buddy I have left--when she's not off to school. So I really don't need much. Just something to haul around by myself...when I go off by myself. I'm really concerned about popping the darn thing and wonder how durable these things are. I'm guessing windy days could mess with you...but I can see me driving a hook in the thing in the middle of a lake or something and going down with the ship. Anyone ever used these things?