Re: Considering SOF double paddle canoe or kayak, opinions?
Perfection is an impossible goal,because the kids are still growing.
My kids don't seem to care about the the finer points of design,unless they happen to be in the slow boat or the ugly coloured one.
I've found that trimming with a bit of ballast or a seat adjustment is often as effective as a skeg when trying to make handling easier.
This is especially true in variable conditions with different paddlers.
It wouldn't hurt to take in a paddling store demo day, where you and the kids can get in twenty boats of varying size and design.
"Now Ron,don't you do anything stupid!" - Grandma B.