I have just gotten a 14' SB raft with a rowing frame an all the equipment for extended river trips. I need to get started on some easier rivers as I am just learning. I have been canoing since 1972. I lived in the DC. area and paddled class III and IV rivers in WV., PA., Md. and Va.. I moved to Colorado in 1978 I had inner ear balance problems about 4 years ago and had to sell all my canoes.