Thanks for your info. The model I'm looking at is their Blackwater 11.5', which has a cockpit-style seating arrangement. While I try to get to the ocean as much as possible, the majority of the fishing I do from this yak will be on local lakes and slow rivers. Having to get in and out won't be too much of a concern in most of those cases. Also, when I fish the flats, I tend to stay nearer the drop-offs looking for jacks, and therefore don't spend much time actually wading. I have a feeling that a good yak will suit my purposes nicely.