This August, I’d like to float the upper Missouri River in Montana from Fort Benton to Kipp Recreation Area. I’ve got a Hobie Adventure Island (AI) that I’d like to use. This boat is a hybrid sit-on-top pedal kayak and sailing trimaran. This guy gives a pretty good intro to the boat:
I use mine all the time for fishing, pedaling, and sailing, mostly in saltwater. I have had it in moving water (tidal sloughs) and it works well in that environment.
I was wondering if anyone has an opinion on whether this looks like it might be a reasonable boat for floating that part of the Missouri River. It can be paddled, but I’d like to be able to use the pedals a reasonable percentage of the time. And, the sail becomes useful in any wind from about 45 to 50 degrees off of a headwind. In a headwind, the sail is easy to furl and is not much of a liability.
Anyways, just wondering is anybody has opinions. Thanks!