Greetings, I am new to the forum and looking for advise. I have Recreation and white water kayaked for about 7 years. We have Daggers, Jacksons, a couple of Preception Recreational, and two wilderness System touring boats that fit my daughter. I am looking at building a Pigmy Kayak for Day Trips, and learning rolling. I Kayak on lakes with power baot trafffic and on big windy rivers. I am 6'2" 220Lbs. I have narrowed my choices to COHO 17 or the Pinguino. This is my real question. From my reading it is my understanding that less wetted surface....lower drag is more efficient and longer is higher top end. (over simplified) if this is the case and I am not racing so probably will never push the boat past cruising speed why would I want to go with a longer kayak, if a shorter one has the capicity to hold what I need? I ask this because all of the magazine articles seem to imply that real touring can only be done in a long kayak. I love the looks of a lomg haul but I want efficinecy. Thank you for any help.