Thanks, I also have a Frontier 12 that needs a hull repair - long story. I'm curious, do you keep the scupper holes closed in the Frontier? I do, but I don't seem to notice a lot of water. I've done sone choppy stuff and been fine. My only concern with the Commander is the water coming aspect. Have to think at that. Two more questions - which is easier to paddle and which is easier to get in and out of?