Many moons ago, I took kayaking lessons at Lake Union, WA. At that time I learned how to control a sea kayak - how to recover from a roll over, how to stabalize in rough water, etc. I also did a week paddle around the San Juan Islands!
Now I’m 63 and wanting to return to paddling. A neighbor has a Pygmy Goldeneye HI for sale. I like this kayak and took it out for a short paddle. I felt like I was sitting on a block of slippery ice! The feeling would reduce as I paddled forward, but attempts to turn (no rudder) had me feeling very out of balance and rocking. From reviews this is suppose to be a stable boat but I did not feel in control. BTW, I’m 6-ft and 250 lbs. I did have the footpegs adjusted so that my knees were comfortably against the sides, but there wasn’t seat and I was sitting on the bottom.
Could this just be a case of gaining experience with the kayak, or is this the wrong boat for me?