wow. that was some learnin there. I got so left behind. never was good at math nstuff...
tell you what, yakkin is no fun when your crap doesnt fit right, your legs go numb after five minutes, and the boat wants to stay tupperware side up for good. its worth finding that elusive proper fit.
Hey btw, you should also try a 4fun. it is a great boat for everything but highwater or class IV and actually is good for both...with decent progression. I seriously am super happy with both boats (SH and 4fun.) also take a professional class if you ever get the chance. there is little idiosyncracies that you may never notice without someone pointing them out. I never had a real roll instruction and it really took a long time to figure it out. could have progressed a lot more, but o well. everyone has their own flow.
and yes there is definitely whitewater in NM if theres any water at all.... :]
Oregon is high on my list to visit. so much good boating, I hope you get to tap into it !!!