I experienced my first layout hunt last year in a Lake Bonneville layout and committed that day to buy one in the Spring. We have had an absolute riot with this boat. We've shot a pile of Divers, Geese, 2 Swans and a fair number of puddle ducks with it this season and hope to pile on more. One thing you need to to be prepared for should you purchase one is the number of decoys you need to set it up correctly. Tony told me to have a minimum of 150 ducks so i made the commitment and don't regret it. I say go for it. My son thought I was insane investing what I have for this and future seasons. It took one time, just once and he was addicted. With this boat, set up correctly, if they fly they die! BUY ONE.