One final note on paddler weight and creek boats.
If a boat says the maximum weight is 190, and I weigh 190, well I am over the limit.
This is maximum weight, not maximum paddler weight I assume (I know, never assume, but...)
Anyway, for a creek boat I have:
shorts and paddling shirt, dry top, booties, life vest, helmet.
You would really even need to include the weight of the paddle.
Add to that the throw rope, break-down paddle, water bottle & lunch, float bags and rescue kit.
Now my actual weight in the boat is probably at least 210 lbs!
Just a thought.