Well it's been doing that annoying drizzle all day today, here in Portland Harbour... I sat out in the zodiac for the first time and tried for 10 minutes to get the old Evinrude 4 up and running.. but it was not going to happen in the cold and wetness for a motor that has always run in California and Arizona. The rain was bugging me, and so I decided to try again later... I will say, that I am very impressed with the stability of the Zodiac 260, which allows me to get in and out from the side from the dock, and it doesn't feel like it's about to flip over... I can easily stand up in her too.. although I was being very careful.