Being able to accommodate another person on the PA14 was the deciding factor in buying mine. My wife is not as enthusiastic about fishing as I am, but still wanted to go out on the water with me. Browsed around the net and heard mention of the PA being able to put another body on the back and I was sold. Went to Bass Pro and picked up a stadium style chair and she can now lounge on the back. I will say that pedaling requires slightly more effort, but does not make a huge difference. I will also mention, that a buddy of mine has gone out with me and was able to stand up back there. You will play the balancing game a little bit, but at no time, even when boat and jet ski wake rolled under us, did we ever come close to losing balance or falling off.