I can see what you mean about the Jefe being hard to hold a line, but it is the only sit in kayak I've paddled. I'm also a bigger guy (250 lbs) and I wanted that extra volume. I just caught a great deal on it on Cragslist. I bought it after the previous owner used it about 3 times and an AT paddle for $600. If I was to get another kayak, I'd look into a Stomper or a Karma.