I'm in the process of getting a small raft. I looked at a bunch in the 9.5 - 12 ft. range (Puma, Mini-Max, Trib, Otter) and decided on a Hyside Outfitter Pro 11.8 - 11'10" long, 6'1" wide. 87 lbs. I want to be able to fish and do weekend trips with gear. After lots of thought, this boat best suited my needs. The center compartment width will allow me to use the dry box off my 14 ft. Cat which saves $$$ on multi-functional gear. I'll be using an NRS Compact Outfitter frame and may add an anchor system when I can afford it. I should get the boat in a couple weeks and I'll post pics in the "raft porn" thread once I have it rigged up. I already have the 14 ft. Cat for whitewater/multi-day trips and wanted something different to compliment it. Smaller & lighter to load on the trailer for quick getaways. These little boats seem to be gaining popularity???