Thanks for the input, this is good to know. I haven't personally fished out of one but have fished out of a gheenoe for a large part of my life so I understand the space concerns. Slowly beginning the search to find one on a budget to fish in Charleston and Atlanta.I wouldn't want one in mine. I have considered a sissy handle because some boat wakes can push the boat in an instant. However, loosing the space to a console wouldn't be efficient.