I recently bought a Katana 10.4, and while it’s a nice boat, it doesn’t really track as well as I’d like. I would say I am a 30-70 whitewater-flatwater kayaker. A hybrid is what I am looking for, but I want a kayak that leans more to flatwater than whitewater. The Katana seems to lean more to whitewater. I hear the Axis however, is more geared for flatwater. How much so? Is the tracking really that much better (both with and without the skeg)? I never go past Class III, so I don’t need Class V maneuverability.
It’s somewhat of a hassle for me to exchange the Katana to an Axis, so I wanted to get feedback first. Thanks!