i felt like someone needed to post a review of this boat in the creekboat category. it's designed as a river running boat and i think it's top notch for that use but lot's of folks seem to want to know how it does on creeks. i'm 6foot 210-220lbs and i loved the diesel on creeks. i like planing hull creek boats and the diesel seemed to do everything well for me. the boat holds a line well, boofs pretty good, punches holes, and is so comfortable. the outfitting is great and requires no skill to achieve a good fit. the boat rolls very easily also. the only negative i can think to mention is the durability. the plastic seemed a little soft compared to other boats i've had and the boat did oilcan after a few trips on the river. this didn't seem to affect performance any but if you are a heavy guy looking to do steep low volume creeking then you might wear this boat out quicker than others on the market. if you want to use this boat for river running and most creeks then i don't think you'll find a more comfortable boat out there.