Am about to place an order for a kayak, but really have one final question regarding the "main" difference kayakers would feel paddling a 10 ft. kayak versus a 12 ft. The difference in weight of the kayak I'm thinking about is 10 lbs. (41 lbs. v.s. 51 lbs.) and this could make loading & lifting it more difficult for my height at 5'6". BUT IF the 10 ft. is less useful in say mild lake wind and I would feel a VAST difference paddling a 12 ft. kayak in the same lake wind conditions, I could learn to hoist 51 lbs. onto my car somehow if needed. Thanks for the help of all you kayakers helping me make the wisest choice so I can enjoy my beginning kayaking experiences.