I am a recreational paddler to date and am looking to invest in growing my paddling skills.
I am looking at the two boats above (Necky Elias and Current Designs Willow) as possible options and would like any feedback from those who own or have experience with them. I am 5’ 10’ & 140 lbs and looking to mostly paddle flat water/slow rivers in Central Texas (Austin, TX). Both these boats are 15 - 16 foot in length and have 22" beam and looks like a good fit. Unfortunately I don’t have a dealer close that will allow me the opportunity to demo them but there are two very good deals right now that I can take advantage of to get a composite version of either. Please let me know your feedback.
Here are the links to each boat