In warmer weather, I much prefer a sit on top kayak as they are much cooler. When I lived in Hawaii, I used my all over the Big Island. Now that I am back in Texas, I have used sit on top kayaks at the coast and on lakes and rivers. They are pretty stable but tricky to get into from a boat. We have a 2 person sit-in large cockpit touring kayak, a long sit in touring kayak, three sit on top kayaks, a whitewater kayak, and a canoe. I have plenty of experience in all of types.
A sailboat slipped a few spaces down from my boat has a bracket attached to the stantions that holds a kayak. The kayak is outside the lifelines so it doesn't clutter the deck. I'll take a picture of it next week and post it. I'm thinking about this as an option.
"When in command, command." -- Admiral Nimitz
Difference between a power boater and a sailor out on the water: A power boater is going some place special, a sailor is already there.
s/v Zotz 1981 Pearson 365 Ketch Hull #375