I have 2 dozen of them. Never had the water issue that bigmac is talking about. I have never put the keels on them. They move a ton on the water, and look just like a duck when sitting on the water. Only issue in my opinion is that the drakes are way too dark. I suspect that it is hard for the ducks overhead to see the decoys down in the timber and brush. They are very light and great for walk-in spots as well. The paint has held up great. I have thrown them in the boat and in the truck bed numerous times, and there is not anywhere that the paint is coming off.