I missed most of the dang creeking season cause of my hesitancy to drop $400 for a micro 240. <kicks himself> Im a 150lb guy, whos pretty short and Im a competant paddler. Im having issues with new boats. The playboats all look like beachballs and creek boat designers have seen too many pontiac commercials (wider is better) .. Not only am I short, but I prefer to hold my own stability, thank you, having a narrower boat gives you finer control over the chine. That, and I really don't want to learn how not to bang my knuckles without hyperextending my shoulders. I really have not seen a new creek boat that I would be really stoked to paddle, they are all much wider than I would like.