-- Last Updated: Jun-18-12 12:33 AM EST --
I only go to the Cape twice a year - the rest of the time I'm paddling on quiet water in Western Mass/Vermont/New York.
The waves aren't really a problem in my Castine. I've never paddled a boat with rudder or skeg and wasn't sure if it would be advantageous in rougher water (which I rarely go into, but if I'm spending the $$$ on a new boat why not get one with options).
From the handful of posts today - it seems that I can keep on keeping on with a touring kayak without rudder (which works for me). I didn't know if I was missing out on something!
I've been to Goose Hummock before - got a great wetsuit at their end of season sale in September. My usual stomping grounds are from Truro to Orleans.