Personal opinion warning here! I have paddled all three tarpons and being a bigger guy the 14 seemed the least balanced of the three but it is still a good boat. If you are a heavier guy, I weight about 240 I would recommend looking at the new thresher as well it has more capacity and has been closely compared to the tarpon. It has the center hatch too so that might throw you off but I would try it.
Not knowing your height/weight makes it a bit more difficult to recommend.
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