I am planning to buy my first kayak and my wife’s first kayak - so marketing decision x2.
We’re early 50’s and are not planning these kayaks to be used except on local lakes and slow rivers and are looking at several recreational / day-touring / touring kayaks within the range of 12 to 14.5 ft.
My question is, does the variance of 275 to 300 Lbs of “capacity” of the 12 footers vs 350 Lbs of the 14 footers have significance for my wife and I for otherwise unloaded boat performance. Specifically, I’ve been told that my 200 Lbs (still losing weight guys, be nice) may bog down a 12 footer, and my wife’s 120 Lbs may struggle in wind as ‘too light’ in a 14.5. I am dubious that our weights would have that much impact, but that’s why I’m asking.
Any help understanding this is appreciated!