Since you're on the West Coast you may have the opportunity to demo a Sterling Grand Illusion or Sterling Reflection. I'm your size and weight and I paddle a Sterling Reflection, WS Zephyr 160 with the seat relocated aft two inches and a Capella 173.
I sat in and demoed lots of boats to find ones that are comfortable for me.
Touring Kayak Paddles
PFD's (Life Jackets)
Hardshell Kayak Sail Rigs
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