I just getting Carolina 14 from my paddler friend. He has 8 Carolina 14 plus other kayaks. We been kayaking on sea rivers and lakes,He has a kayak experienced,I have a 20 years of experience for sit on tandem kayaks,the most time I kayak by my self so my back is messed up, but since I’m getting to single Carolina 14 kayak? 😱 it so stable durable and fast enough for me,I tried a 16 but not stable so overall ? 14 is the best value for me,Yes in deed! I’m a 62,180,5’10 also I’m not a competitor,more cries type.