I currently paddle an old P&H Sirius, which I am fairly happy with. However lately I’ve started to look for a new boat, my priorities being:
- Easier to turn
- Equal or higher hull speed
- Equal or lower windage
I mostly do day trips, so the boat has to handle well when empty. Being fairly low volume myself (140pounds/60kg & 5’9"/175cm), I would prefer a low volume boat. My list of boats to try is:
-Valley Nordkapp LV (maybe I’m too light weight?)
-Valley Aquanaut LV
-Valley Anas Acuta (Slower than the Sirius?)
-Nigel Foster Silhouette (A too long boat for me in heavy seas?)
Based on my priorities, how does these boats compare to each other and more specific to the Sirius? I would appreciate experiences from people of my size, but all thoughts and comments are welcome.
I will of course test paddle any boat before I buy it, but maybe I can rule out some of the boats in advance? It would also be helpful to have a better idea of things to be aware of with a certain model.
I have already looked at the reviews. Based on the reviews my Sirius get 10p, which means I should keep it…
Thanks for helping!