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Re: S&G: Next boat
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If you are absolutely committed to a S&G build I would take a hard look at the Freg SG. It has a similar look to the 18x but the bow is not as plumb. Unless your wife is extremely strong, she won't have to power to exploit the speed potential of an 18' boat. At speeds that she is likely to paddle, a 16' boat will likely have lower drag allowing her to paddle faster for longer.

As a case in point, last summer I completed a 90% scale strip version of the Frej for my flea-weight wife. Even though it is 6" shorter than her other boat (Ch16LT), she is very much faster in the Frej. She has not touched the 16LT since.