Just buy one…they’re great…in fact, they are miles better than you could ever imagine, and seemingly indestructible. They put a whole new slant on your outdoor trips, and rafting starts to take over. Watch out.
I think I have 2 llamas - sad to be so vague, but whatever I have are the mid sized boats from 4 yrs ago.
They seem perfect for me, at just under 6’, and 83kg, although on longer paddles, my feet and legs do go numb (I think this is a combination of my crap back, and the seat design).
One of my paddling mates is about 5’7", and he just has too much room in the boat, and would be better with an alpacka, and another mate I took paddling would have been my height, but perhaps 100kg+, and I reckon he needed a bit more floatation in the rear (of the boat, that is!).
If your passing through Melbourne on the way to Tassie (specifically Camberwell at night, or Toorak during the day), I’m happy to show you my presumed Llama. Contact me through the forum.
However, I reckon just use Sheri’s sizing, and buy one. The exchange rate is good at the moment, and if you ask her really nicely, she’ll mark down the price on the package, so we don’t get hit with import duty, which kicks in after $1000 - also buy an inflation bag (unless you can sew, in which case they are not that hard to make), and buy a paddle at the same time. They are miles cheaper off-shore than here.