Which skeg-equipped kayaks do you find fast, stable in wavy conditions, fairly easy to roll and easy to pack and unpack, for both multi-day trips and coastal day tripping? (I’ve asked a similar question today regarding fast rudder-equipped kayaks, and interested to know which options there are with skegs). By easy to roll, I don’t mean easiest, like a very low-back deck Greenland kayak, but a kayak with a low-enough back deck that will allow you to roll without fighting you hard.
I’m 6 ft tall 172 lbs, 34 in. waist and 32 in. inseam and size 12 shoes. My wife is 5 ft 6 in. tall, 125 lbs, 29 in. waist, 30 in. inseam. Appreciate any suggestions. Ease of maneuverability would be nice, but it doesn’t have to be on the level of a rock gardening kayak because primary use is tripping.
We’re going to try a P&H Cetus MV soon. No idea how it performs in terms of speed, stability and maneuverability.