So I took a look at CH17 and CH17LT at Madison demo day. Haven't tested on water but tested them both on the ground. I'm 5'11'' (195 lbs) and I'm not sure if the cockpit was a perfect tight fit or just a little bit too small...I tested both kayaks bare foot and the cockpit was big enough but not as roomy as I was expecting (I'm not sure if that's how it should feel..the last kayak that I paddled a few weeks ago was Prijon seayak and if felt much roomier...).
Also, if there is anybody in the Chicago, IL area that has either one of those kayaks, please let me know?
Thank you guys.