I took my Quest 135 on a 3 day “Sottocosta” group rally around the Mediterranian islands of Ponza and Palmarola with about 70 sea kayaks, me with around 25 lb of camping gear. My first camping trip in it. Less bouncy laden in a chop although a bit wetter and not as good for surfing 🙂 Was in the lead group with normal sea kayaks (not racing kayaks) on the 4 nm crossing in a 2 foot chop back from Palmarola to Ponza on the last day. Many surprised faces and lots of comments about how fast it was. Definitely the boat and not me, though the wing paddle helped a bit :-). A wonderful kayak. Thank you again!