I’m looking at getting a solo canoe and have my eye on a Wenonah Prism. I found a used one with Kevlar Ultra Light at 35lb or a cheaper used model at 42lb which is Kevlar Flex-core. How much of an issue is it going to be with a novice canoeist weighing ~125lb in such a light boat under windy conditions? Would it be better to save some money and go with the Kevlar Flex-core at 42lb?
I’m talking about if the wind picks up and gets gusty on a lake, reservoir, or canyon. I realize skill and time in the seat are the biggest factors here but from a novice perspective. I’ve read that the prism has good stability, etc. but then others say differently, then I’ve read 20 threads and don’t know what to believe!