The Tempests are great boats. The 170 is pretty large, and many people find the 165 a better fit. I'd suggest trying both.
I had a 170 for a while, and found it was the better fit for me (6'3", 185#). The 165 is too short in the pegs for my long legs.
Have fun - Alan
Hardshell Kayak Sail Rigs
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