So...how did you decide how much boat was enough? I can eliminate a number of designs (6'4", long legs and a size 14 foot, 200 pounds, interested in recreational paddling on creeks/bays/protected open ocean), and slightly better than average skill as a builder. But, looking for example at the WD12, WD14, and Mill Creek 13, how would you balance hull weight, length, flat vs "V" bottom with slight rocker...or, are the differences so slight only a skilled paddler would notice? Any opinions about this that would help me make a choice? Thanks for your comments.