I WANT a play boat for day class 3/4. Now for me that equal one class four rapid not entire river/s. I have a aire ocelot and it's perfectly capable and yada yada but it's really heavy. The bad - I have a really bad back and I just need everything to be as easy as can be so I have a chance in a swim. I was going to do a small round boat (storm /mini max) but iam worried about climbing on and in. I have gone with a great crew in a phat cat and I absolutely love it but I worry about getting back on or in. I wanna go as much as possible before iam crippled but I can't leave my wife with all the bills just yet. This weekend i decided that I'd get a 12 foot wave destroyer but the boys say phat cat ? I need to be in control and right side up as much as possible because I may only have a couple swims in me . Just as an example after my run Saturday, iam hurtn real bad. I ain't gonna quit but I carried heavy boats and stacked heavy boats and it all adds up. So whataya think? I'll probably never see real big water. Would rather have a 13 footer but the tubes are smaller. Phat cats 11 feet with 24 inch tubes? W.d. 12 foot with 22? Or 13 with 21? Or mini max and get worked and have surgery? I dunno lol but I have the wrong boat now and I wanna dial in so its more fun. I have the multi day covered. I would love to r1/2 but it may be next life for that.