I have an inflatable kayak - SeaEagle 385ft FastTrack. My questions are about where I should sit in the boat for the best paddling experience & should I change my position on windy days.
The boat is 12.5 feet long & 3 feet wide in the middle. There is an inflatable seat which can be positioned anywhere within the boat attaching to D rings on the top of each pontoon. This kayak is very stable. However it is slower & more impacted by wind than typical hard shell kayaks.
(1) What is the best position of where I should place the seat: slightly forward of the kayak center, at the center, or slightly behind the kayak center? I notice that if it is behind the center, the bow raises a bit which decreases water resistance. Comments?
(2) On windy days the kayak acts like a sail with the wind pushing the boat around. On these days, should I change the seat position so that the seat is slightly forward of the kayak center so that the bow is not so high & less impacted by wind?