I have been taking a closer look at some of the boreal design kayaks lately. The one that stood out to me was the Baffin, but there’s very little on here about it. Has anyone tried one of these boats out? and what did you think of it? I am a fairly big guy, 6’2" 215 lbs, but currently paddle a chatham 17, which seems to be similar dimensions, are these 2 boats comparable?
Fits bigger people well
Only demoed it once on a lake and wouldn't want to use that experience to speak to the boat. What I can say is it fits bigger people well, is reasonably quick for a poly boat and I thought fairly maneuverable. I imagine its' round bottom would make it slide a bit in some conditions.
Thanks for the info
Has anyone that paddled it also paddled a chatham? how do they compare?
Baffin for sale
If your in the Northeast, there is an excellent shape Baffin for sale at a very good price on North Shore Paddlers Network. No it isn’t mine.