I’ve been thinking about a personal duckie for a while. And I’ve rejected it. For the price of one that’s suitable for even moderate whitewater, I can get a hardshell boat that’ll do what I want.
But much of my paddling is placid river paddling. Easy-going, rough water can be easily avoided. Fairly shallow. No surprises. I’m often fishing when doing this type of paddle.
I’d like to be able to get my wife out with me. Now, I’ve got three kayaks, but she hasn’t had much interest in them. Every one has something that makes her uncomfortable. Well, sure hon. That’s called life on planet Earth. Ain’t nothing perfect. Especially my grammar.
Perhaps this would do. http://www.airkayaks.com/ahtk2.html
Thinking about it. She could have a kid or paddle solo. She could stretch out. It’s a recreational inflatable. No big water. Are these things too much of pool toys? Could they put up with easy-going use for lazy river paddling? I’m assuming that initial stability on something like this would be outstanding. I’m also assuming that secondary stability would be non-existant, but that wouldn’t matter. My wife will never push it to the point of needing secondary stability. And wouldn’t know what to do with it if she had it. So initial stability all the way, the more the better is what I want for her.
Thoughts on this inflatable as a ride-along for fishing. We wouldn’t use it tandem. She’d use this solo while I used my fishing 'yak.
- Big D