Nomad 8.1 or 8.5?
I am 5'8" and 180 lbs...I used to paddle a Dagger Freefall LT (69 gallons) and liked the boat a lot but alas I sold it a while back and have decided to get a Dagger Nomad. Based on the 8.1 volume of 68 gallons being so close to the LT, I thought it was the obvious choice. But several different paddlers lighter than me or same weight (including one at Dagger HQ) have suggested the 8.5 would be the better way to go. Anybody out there paddled both and gone to the 8.5 from the 8.1?