I honestly don't like to banter about our boats as they usually speak for themselves just fine on their own... But because they just started shiping this week, I want you to know that the new Rocker line (punk rocker, rocker, mega rocker) are going to be unbeatable.
First off, cross link is bottom line the strongest plastic used in kayaks today. A true testament to that is the 9 kayaks we have warranty'd to non team paddlers ( about double that more for our team). This is out of 5 or so THOUSAND kayaks we have sold since the company started. Secondly, the new design is absolutely bomber. Even though I loved the last one, it wasn't nearly as "purdy" as the Jefe, and among other things, it didn't do as well as our playboat lines.
This year with 3 sizes, kick ass design, hull stregth that is honestly unmatched... you would be doing yourself a dis service to at least not check one out. YES YES, I work for the company, and once these are out to the mass's I will shut my mouth, but until then, I just want them to get reviewed by someone that can say what so many in the south east already know... They are really burly, paddle wonderfully, and have some advancements that very much seperate them from the pack.
I am not sure when RMA gets them (assuming you are indeed from FC, but they will very shortly. Call over there, or I will have my demos in about a week).
At your sizing... the new Rocker would be PERFECT.
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body. But rather...To skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming... WOW !!!! What a ride!!!!!!"