After years of renting kayaks, I have pulled the trigger on a pair of touring/sea kayaks for my wife and I. (Delta 16 & 15s) I am trying to decide on spray skirts. Based on where we live, in the Washington DC area I plan to explore besides smaller lakes the Chesapeake Bay and the many tributaries that feed into it. I also want to explore barrier islands along the intercoastal waterways. So many other places too and so little time.
I will be taking beginner sea kayak cases to learn more advances paddling skills such as edging and wet exits. I have a dream of learning to roll but not sure how realistic that is. I also plan on joining the local club for others to kayak with.
So now my question, Nylon or Neoprene spray skirts. I am torn understanding that nylon will be cooler on hot summer days, but the neoprene will give a much better seal. Do a lot of you have both? Will the nylon work well keeping the boat dry while edging and moderate waves like I will find on the bay?
Delta or Seals skirts?