central IL. I have one that might work for you, but it's right at 50 lbs and is kevlar.
Why the restriction to 15' length if paddling larger creeks and small rivers? Some 16' & 17' kayaks are quite nimble because of relatively short waterline length compared to the overall length.
I was fortunate to find a used carbon Epic Touring Cruiser 16 that weighs about 36 lbs and it's my kayak of choice for non-bony creek paddling, because of it's light weight and good fit for my 5'6" 165 load.
The Eddyline Fathom LV should have room for you and is quite sporty, quick & efficient.
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