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Re: Inflatable Kayaks

Thanks for all the responses. I've been to the seaeagle site and was impressed by the fast trak line of inflatables. Seem like would be more adapt for exploring bays etc than the explorer model. They also have a cat model that would offer more stability, but doubt if it paddles very well. With what I've experienced in the past with lower back pain, I'm thinking that a raised seat might help. A fisherman seat is available with the fast trak and I want to hear what sea eagle says about performance loss from paddeling from a raised position. I do think it would be more comfortable, but no experience with it.
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Re: Inflatable Kayaks

Just remember, if you are worried about stability, that the lower your center of gravity, the more stable - by far - you will be.

Since a kayak is low, a raised seat will make you much more tippy. Low craft means a minor rise in your seat will have a major change in your stability.

If it gets rough, drop to the floor or sit on a low pad.
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Re: Inflatable Kayaks

I bought this model:
inflatableboats4less.com/paddleski-catamaran-kayaks/

Tim from Inflatable boats can give you a better deal than from the factory.
He recommend the paddleski for us as it paddles as well as our Malibu Two and tracks better and is dryer as you sit higher.
It is very stable with the two pontoons.
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Re: Inflatable Kayaks

Thanks Davidpm for the info on the paddleski. I'm debating between that and the fast track model. Just curious as to how well it paddles to windward. What would you say the max winds that you have paddled against? I know the fast trak would be a better performer with its smaller diameter tubes, but the paddleski seems more stable and easier to board from a sailboat.
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Thanks Davidpm for the info on the paddleski. I'm debating between that and the fast track model. Just curious as to how well it paddles to windward. What would you say the max winds that you have paddled against? I know the fast trak would be a better performer with its smaller diameter tubes, but the paddleski seems more stable and easier to board from a sailboat.
I bought it but didn't use it much so I would recommend you talk to Tim. He is a hard-core kayack guy and wouldn't steer you wrong.

I got to know him pretty well because after we got to talking I found out he was having trouble with his website, he is over 70, so I helped him figure out how to update pages. He loves to talk kayaks and is very knowledgeable.

The trampoline on the paddleski is several inches above the waterline so I think there is a much higher possibility of getting on and off the boat without getting wet.
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