I've been busily demo'ing various different boats and am finding it really hard to make a decision for what to finally go with. I really need to take each boat for a couple of weeks, try it in every kind of condition...but that ain't gonna happen.
One boat I really enjoyed was the new Valley Qajariaq. It carved turns beautifully when I put it on edge (and I'm by no means an accomplished kayaker). I know it's described as a Greenland style boat and it has an obviously upswept bow and stern. What does this mean in the real world? In terms of speed, manoeverability, tracking etc? How does it differ from a British style boat?
Other boats I tries were the Avocet (loved it but not enough foot room - I'm 6'2", 185 lbs), Pintail (fun, but a little slow I thought), P& H Capella (seems to do everything pretty well) and Sirius (liked that too).