Craft used last year in the Nationals and also at Blackwater on a cruise most of the time with 2 persons on board and it had no problems .Ideal craft for novices and first year racing its a bit heavy and wont win a championship but it should keep you for the season while your learning the art. The ali strip i had made helps protect the edges and really take some knocks .all repairs from last season are done and its ready to go.