I purchased a Pelican Storm 100 SE recently and maybe someone can advise what I’m missing here but I thought it was the most unstable vessel I could possibly imagine! From the first moment it was afloat, it had a real tippy feel and I was constantly shifting my hips in a balancing act to keep it level!
Mine has no skeg like others; is that going to make a big difference? It is an inexpensive recreational kayak for fun paddling on nearby lakes and ponds.
I’m not an experienced paddler but have kayaked off and on a few times over the years experiencing nothing like this! Is it possibly just inexperience with this type of kayak or needing more weight or…? I never ventured too far from shore because of this uneasiness and sure enough, when I went to brake on the port side to change direction, it shifted and over it went, with me in it!
Someone I met also said that float bags?? are needed in this type kayak or if it tips it will easily sink to the bottom.
The way it felt, I’m kind of uneasy about my second try ,much less letting my wife or daughter try it!
Any advice or comments?