You should have no problem. When I ran it for Buffalo Joe we would have an avon pro on these trips many times. We took a 16' just 2 years ago on a private trip and it did just fine. Have fun!!! I've been running the Dolores since 1976 and have seen many levels. If it's running your boat should be fine.I hope to run the Dolores this Spring if there is an adequate release. I have a 16' NRS River Cat and a friend suggested that it might be too large a boat for the river. Anyone had any experience running a 16' cat on the Dolores?