Never paddled a Rodeo, but shorter usually means more fun. I could put you in contact with someone who has one. I have a well used Ocoee, I'd sell you for cheap.
Some paddlers get frustrated with boats like the Ocoee because the hard chine catches them by surprise. Others use the sharp edge to obtain better control in whitewater.
What do you hope to run in the canoe?
The WS Stubby is too narrow for me to paddle C-1. I look for boats close to 26" wide, but I use a 6" tall pedestal. I also look for cockpit with a wide front. You have to be positioned forward of the kayak seat for balance and there are cockpits that run out of room for your thighs in the front.
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