Originally Posted by jrice345
Here in the Pac NW, an 18 ft cat is too big for day trips. Not sure about the Ark. I'd guess it would be like rowing two corks down the river.
My .02 for the Cougar: not a good gear hauler. Narrow between the tubes (i.e. can't accommodate dryboxes or cooler) and when fully loaded (not overloaded), rowed like a dog. A friend flipped twice in the GC due to the high center of gravity. He promptly bought an AIRE 156R upon his return.
16' is also too big for rivers around Portland. NW = 14' cat with 60 or 66" frame