...hit West Branch. I launch from the site on Rock Spring Road and you are welcome to give my boat a try. I'm almost identical to you in size and just happen to fit my 17 foot boat nicely... in fact it fits better than my previous 15 1/2 foot boat.
It all comes down to fit and intended usage and there are no hard/fast rules but that Eclipse does sound as if it would be too large for you.
Anyhow, if you want to give my boat a try, just let me know.
Kayak Motor Kit
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