It is getting cold now in central BC so aside from skiing this winter, I was planning to build another stitch and glue kayak. I want a boat to use on ocean tours (up to a week or so) so it is really for general paddling. Right now I am completely undecided between the Waters Dancing Solace 18EX (18'3" long, 22" beam) and the Pygmy Coho (17'6" 23" beam). Having already done a Waters Dancing boat, I did like some features of their kit (the puzzle joints, seat design and pre-cut hatches). The cost is not much of a factor since after adding in a better seat for the Coho, even with our newly enlarged Cdn $ they come out pretty close. I have paddled a Coho and liked it, but only have seen a Solace 18 on a car rack. I would be particularly interested in hearing from anyone who has paddled both, or at least has experience with the Solace 18. My main hesitation is about stability with the slightly narrower beam, and there is not comparable data I can find to help decide. If it makes a difference, I am a bigger-sized guy but the standard Coho looks OK from that perspective (as opposed to the HV version).