I have seen a lot of couples buy matching boats and it not working out due to fit. The woman has less fun because of boat fit, and eventually we don't see her on evening paddles any more.
The height of that deck could give her a problem when you get to rolling, unless she is way tall against that weight. And the width that seems to fit like a glove now could still take some hip pads once you start really trying to work with these boats. But the worst that happens with that is you decide to get a cheapo beat up roll-friendly whitewater boat for starting out. They are cheap used and it isn't a bad idea to have one around for abusing on creeks that are picturesque but clogged with weeds and tree limbs.
Canoe / Kayak Anchors
Heel and Pegpads™
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