I might have missed something, but are you considering the 12 or the 14? I have the 12 and enjoy it very much. If I was putting it on a trailer, I would probably have gone with the 14 but I car-top mine so the 12 works a little better for me. My only dealings with ACK have been on-line or on the phone, but I can't say enough good things about them. With that said, I also recommend rigging yourself and don't be in a hurry. Get out in the boat and spend some time thinking about the things that would make the trip more enjoyable. I've kept mine fairly simply. A couple of RAM rod holders, the Ram mount for my Lowrance fish finder, an anchor trolley, flag for safety purposes, H-bar, and some gear track from Yakattack so I can remove the fish finder and rod holder mounts easily. I think it's everything I need and nothing I don't. Will probably leave it at that. BUY THE BOAT!! You'll love it.