I just purchased a used Eddyline Journey. It has a fairly pronounced rocker with a skeg. On my first paddle, I noticed that without the skeg down, it tracked horribly. That is to say, with no wind, when I stopped paddling and let it glide, it would veer to one side or the other rather than holding a straight course. Deployment of the skeg corrected this.
The journey's seat is adjustable forward and back. I had it in the full back position which allowed more room in the bow for my size 10 feet. I'm wondering how much effect moving the seat forward is likely to have on tracking. Of course I'll experiment, but the weather is getting colder and there may not be many more good days that correspond to my work schedule before the snow flies.
Any thoughts on the theory of how seat position/balance point affect tracking are appreciated.