Hi there and thanks for accepting my registration.
I’m male, 39 y.o., weigh 90 Kg (198 lb), 1.73 cm (5ft8") tall. Athletic build, but a bit overweight.
I’ve been paddling on a chinese rec/fishing kayak (Seaflo 1007 Lupin. 3m long, 80cm wide) for about 2 months and have been enjoying it a lot. Mainly up and down the coast in Greece, so pretty calm waters and warm weather.
I’ve been doing about 10 Km (6 miles) per day with an avg speed of 5Km/h (2.7 knots).
I think that getting a better boat will let me go further to explore and enjoy a better, faster ride.
So I was thinking about buying an RTM/DAG Midway or perhaps the RTM Tempo (practically identical to the old Scupper), both at 4.40m length (a bit over 14 ft) and 60cm width. It is supposedly the fastest SOT for reasonable money, save for a surf ski.
What do you guys think? Is it worth it? Will the difference be massive or slight? I have a trial planned, but would also like to hear from you.