HELP! - I am overwelmed by all of the on line reviews and could really use some personalized advice - PLEASE!
I'm looking for as new boat. I've got 12 years of experience. My trips are generally 3 to 10 days, but I tend to travel light. I'm 5'8", 175 lbs. My current boat is 17' long, and 22" beam - and those seem to be pretty good dimensions.
- Of primary importance is great performance in rough conditions, which I love.
- I live in Alaska, and often travel on the exposed coast.
- There is not that much available here, so I may end up buying sight unseen and shipping the boat.
- I paddle with ACA/BCU snobs - so, no rudder boats please ;-)