PS.Seems to me that, rather than buying more boats as you are learning or taking a loss on your new boat in order to buy a smaller one, it might be more prudent to invest in rowing school next spring. I have just come off a 45 year hiatus from river running due to medical reasons and I also just completed a 5 day rowing class on the Rogue. Best 1600 dollars I ever spent. I can guarantee that, if you take the right rowing class, you will be able to row and navigate safely and effectively on Class III+ water. You will want the 16' for multi-day as everyone has already stated. And I think you will lose money selling a brand new boat just to buy another one. Learn to row the boat and it won't be a problem. BTW, I was on a 14' for my rowing school and it took me 2.5 days to get to where I was able to feel "right" again. Honestly, I relearned rowing and I have been disabled with spinal surgeries for 36 yrs.