You might consider a Dagger Zydeco 9 ( I picked one up at REI a few years ago but REI no longer carries it. I am a little smaller than you and have found it almost to roomy compared to my sea kayak. I have paddled it on flat water lakes as well as class 1 and maybe even class 2 small streams. I also like my Werner Comano Paddle  ( but think you need to take a measurement before deciding on a size.

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