A classic question from a forum Newbie ... help me pick my next boat! I'm 3 years into paddling and want to upgrade my boat (or more likely, get a second boat!) I tend to paddle semi protected coastal areas. I currently paddle a poly Zephyr 15.5 which is fun to surf but slow when I'm with my buddies in the 17+ foot boats, and really small for a weeks' camping trip. Things I want: under ~55lbs so I can carry it myself enough cargo space for a week of food and water prefer skeg to rudder envious of those cute little front hatches would love to find available used My specs: 5'7, 160ish advanced beginner - intermediate paddler I have paddled: Romany (loved the way it paddled, seat was torture) Delphin 155 (felt too big?) Tempest 170 - paddled this for a week once. It's ok but kind of Blah. and the hatches leak. I realize I need to try the boats and am prepared to do some driving around to demos, but in the meantime, any suggestions for the must-try? Thanks!