I recently tutored a newbie who had
Posted by: shirlann on Oct-03-12 9:40 PM (EST)
purchased a 12' SeaEagle inflatible kayak, with no foot pegs for bracing.
This person weighed at lease 250# and when she got into the boat, the ends both were out of the water and as the paddler tried to move, it became clear that the boat would definately be able to rotate on a dime. It was tatamount to one sitting on an inflatible air mattress. She finally got the hang of how to take a stroke, but there was no place to brace her feet. All in all, it was very tiring for her, so if one has weight issues, it may be more reasonable to go with a hard kayak as opposed to an inflatible.
Just my thoughts.