A good friend of mine, who passed away recently, was into kayaking and it’s got me thinking about taking it up. His kayak was a Perception Doubleplay 12.0 (tandem) which is no longer made – a sit-on-top model. It was an amateur-intermediate model, I’m guessing. The successor to this model is the Tribe, which has a more streamined design.
For my tastes, this is probably suitable for me, as I don’t presently have any interest in rough water kayaking. Think local lakes and other calm bodies of water (including a calm beach).
I have read a few articles online about the shape of the hull, pros and cons of a tandem kayak. The Tribe has a design that is slightly different, as I can tell, but he would steer his by sitting in the front seat, which I read isn’t the best method.
Anyway, I wonder if anyone here might comment on this particular make and its suitability for a beginner-ish (I can canoe fine). The price range for this seems reasonable.
Thank you in advance!