I have a question for all you raft rowers out there. I will be floating the upper Kenai this September and am wondering how different it is to row a 14 foot Soltar vs a 16 foot Hyde Low Profile drift boat? I am sure it is nowhere as responsive but I guess I am lookiong for some hints or suggestions for a first time raft rower. I am just trying to be as prepared as possible. Also wondering it there are any problems with the side channels between Jims and Sportsmans? Thanks guys!