in general, shorter kayaks
Posted by: tetonjohn on Sep-05-12 6:12 PM (EST)
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don't have both front and rear sealed bulkheads which is a safety feature (beyond the "dry" storage function of these compartments with hatches) -- keeps the boat floating and horizontal if swamped.
I suppose in shallow ponds that might not matter. If you paddle with companions in 14 footers, why not that? I think a 14 can be lifted onto the roof of a car -- I guess you don't want to go so heavy that it is difficult to transport.
What's ideal for me? I have a 14 and a 16.5; I guess neither one is ideal!