Yet another “which should I try” post…
I’m about to try different kayaks and buy one.
I had my eyes set on Tempest 165 (plastic), but I decided against dealing with the potential leaky hatches. I liked the fit and ride(?), but have to look for another. So here are the alternatives I’m considering, all plastic.
- P&H Capella RM 160 (166 sounds too big?)
- Wilderness Zephyr 155
I’m 5’8" 160lb, mid 40’s, don’t mind narrow boats. Prefer greenland/British styles (as opposed N. American).
Anything else you recommend?
I have taken classes in the past, learning to roll is definitely in the near future. I don’t want to go wider than, say 22" (rules out Tsunamis). I’ll often go with my young son in his 12’ boat (Tsunami SP) to lakes and calm harbors, so want to stay shorter than 17’ for maneuverability, but long enough I can take it out to choppier water when I’m with friends.