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Finally back in town (at least until Tuesday) and working on a replacement boat for me. Wife wants the Nighthawk. Want to revist the Capella line again. Questions:

1) At 190-200 lbs is a 163 too small (not in terms of cockpit size, like them snug, but rather overall size)?

2) Would a great deal on a 169 be worth taking or would a new 167 or 163 be that much better?

3) Where should I look/try-out Capellas besides Charles River and NE Small Craft? Kittery Trading Post is next closest. Not a fan of long drives. Certainly would like to paddle in the ocean. Hope to try one on the club trip this weekend if one shows up.

4) Internet sites seem to reflect great love for these boats. The negative often mentioned is weather-cocking but I could not tell if it is inexperience, excessive, or with older versions. Most boats do it to some degree.

Thanks in advance,


Al Coons

Eddyline Nighthawk


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