A full canopy is nice as far as getting out of the weather but it also takes the fun out of boating. The disadvanatge of the full canopy is docking your boat. your passengers have to unbuckle climb out of the enclosed cockpit hold on and tie you off. My two cents worth. Rick Bowln not sure of the spelling just coverted his race boat gone again to a full canopy poker run boat. you might want to talk to him.