For a few years I’ve used a really old battered kayak. In that time I’ve purchased a number of other kayaks thinking they’d be better but each time they’re either very tippy or they’re slow and I’m struggling to know what to look for in order to get similar performance so I ended up patching it up to keep it going however I’d really like to find another.
The reason for being after a newer (still second hand) one is that it’s very old, the bit you sit in is very snug compared to most sit in kayaks that have a bit more space plus I’d also like to have two so that I can go out with other people but it’s useful to have two that are fairly well matched in terms of speed.
The current one I have seems to be surprisingly stable and cuts through the water quite nicely, at least compared to a sit on kayak I just sold because it was so slow.
Any advice on the style needed for a similar level of stability and at least as fast (faster would be a bonus but guessing that won’t be possible without sacrificing stability) would be really appreciated as I keep cocking it up. Anyone would think I run a kayak business the number I’ve bought and sold!
If it helps I paddle only on a tidal river.
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Since “restored”, but still not great on the inside!