Thanks for the heads up amf. I don’t mean to hyjack the thread, but I guess this discussion still pertains to the original poster’s interest in Aquaglide Chelan products. Yes, inflatables are a breed of their own. They do sit on top of the water, but I discovered a fun aspect, in that they can spin around in one spot. This is handy getting up small rivers and creeks. My Chelan has about a 5" x 8" skeg that does help with tracking, but with the 36" beam, paddling is happening fairly far out to the side. I found that putting a 10lb. weight up forward in the bow really helps the yaw factor. Supposably the trough shaped hull helps the racking as well. Maybe it does a bit. All in all, it does OK. If I try to high angle paddle it doesn’t make me crazy.
Maybe it really doesn’t make sense to go to the Razorlite, It is just that I could try the Greenland paddle. Not sure if it is worth it for that. I have never been a fan of folding kayaks with assemble-on-site internal frames. Locally around the Seattle area I just keep it inflated and car top it, but I do like that the deflated Chelan goes down to 27" x 22" x 18" for easy packing. I guess I also like the openness of the boat. I can sidle up sideways and just sit down and swing my legs in. For me, it is protected water use only.