Posted by: canyak on Aug-26-11 9:57 AM (EST)
I agree on the Mohawk UL royalex. 44 lbs and very tough. I have a 14' Challenger (now the Odyssee) and it is a very good boat for tripping, up to class IIs. The 15' Odyssee might be even better if you want more capacity and will be paddling lakes. It will not carry the speed of a WenUL, but I installed a foot brace, and on flat water sit-and-switch with bent shaft, and speed is not bad.