Used Perception Shadow 16.5, if you
Posted by: Yanoer on Jun-21-12 11:29 AM (EST)
can find one.
I'm 5'6" and 165 lbs and find my kevlar Perception 16.5 to be a very fun boat to paddle. Very capable. The plastic versions sometimes show up used for $300 to $400.
I've only tried a Carolina 14.5 once several years ago and didn't like it. Maybe the newer versions are more appealing.
The Expression seemed to be a good fit for me when I tried one on for size at Canoecopia last year, but I haven't paddled one yet.