If any of you remember me...I started a thread a month or two ago asking about a kayak for me. Some people started asking me about wet exit, and self rescue and I had no idea what they were talking about.
Thankfully they did, though, as it gave me more to research and I found out there was a lot more I needed to know.
Since then, my wife and I have taken a 4-part Sea Kayaking class that did plenty of self and assisted rescues and we know 'the basics'.
We are going to the NW paddle fest this weekend to try out some boats. One of the people helping with the class has a kayak for sale that felt great to me, and I may get it from him if I don't 'fall in love' with any this weekend.
Anyway, we are still looking for one that my wife feels better in. She hasn't found any that feel comfortably stable yet.
She's about 5'6" and 210 lbs.
We are definitely leaning toward sit-in sea kayaks (17' range).
Can you recommend some good kayaks that are very stable? At this beginner level, we've learned that we aren't horribly concerned with speed and handling as much.
Main requirements: STABLE and tracks decently well.
We'll probably stick mostly to lakes this first year, but plan to get into salt water soon enough.
Suggestions please? What are some good well known very stable kayaks that are good for beginners of larger size?
Thanks in advance.