Okay, so I've sailed my WB8 twice. Absolutely loving it!
That said. Since I don't have the PVC stabilizers and am not planning to get them, walker bay says you should use the yellow inflatable that goes under the middle seat. This is not to keep it floating better, rather to displace water, should you capsize, thereby allowing less water in the boat.
The thing is, I hate that thing. Okay, hate is a strong word. But... I am wondering how important it really is to use it? Nobody plans to capsize, of course. And I'll be mostly toodling around the estuary. Am just wondering if not using it will make it impossible to right the boat... say, if it turtles? That is, how necessary is it?
Secondly, the boat def rows better than the inflatable. Not surprising, of course. Having the oars in the boat while sailing, however is a bit of a pain. That, and I must admit, I enjoy sailing it more than rowing it. Anyway, I am thinking of investing in foldable oars. Though, when I came in tonight, the wind just died. So I used the rudder to scull. It was actually way easier for me to dock! That, and I didn't have to set the oars in the locks while the boat was drifting. So... am thinking of going sans oars when I sail and sans sail when I row.
Opinions/ideas from anyone who has a WB and both sails and rows it, are welcome.
Btw, I did tip it a little... at the dock of all places.