: The weight difference between 15' and 17' is going to a out 5lb
: max. Unless the 5lb delta puts you over what you can
: comfortably, then I would strongly suggest the 17" due to
: the added carrying capacity. I've got a 17' Spring Run that I
: use for camping and I couldn't imagine giving up 2' of storage
: and still be able to carry the "comfort" gear I like
: to have with me. The longer boat will allow you to cover longer
: distances more efficiently giving you more range.
: Just my thoughts.....
: Bob Beaullieu