The oars that came with the boat were too short and not strong enough. I bent the blade on one almost immediately; however, it did last the rest of the season without snapping. Regardless, I would upgrade to a longer and stronger pair for better leverage in fast water. I had issues with the anchor rope frequently slipping off the rear pulley, which was a pain, but Outcast is using a new frame design this year that it says addresses this issue.
The PAC 1300 is expensive, yes. But it is flexible, easy to use, and tough, and it's a serious fishing vessel. If you want maximum versatility paired with excellent quality, this boat is a good choice.