I have narrowed my kayak selection to the Ocean Kayak Trident 15 and Wilderness Tarpon 16.
I am looking for a SOT that is fast and can carry a weeks camping gear. Fishing features are a secondary concern, but I don't know of any other, non-angler modeled SOT kayaks that are around 16 feet long.
The Tarpon is 4 inches longer but 16 pounds heavier; Is a heavier boat a stronger built kayak?
The Trident's weight capacity is 500-550lbs, but the Tarpons's capacity is 375lbs; With similar sizes, why is the capacity so different?
Your input would be appreciated.