Posted by: bcdiver on Dec-06-12 12:38 PM (EST)
Thanks for the input everyone, much appreciated!
The deal is pretty much done so I can't really return it. However if my wife totally hated it I'm sure the shop would help me out, the manager was very great. However that would probably involve and upgrade and more $. I wasn't supposed to do this so I hope this works out even just for a season or two. I know the kayak she wanted and it was way out of my price range, however I would love to help her work towards that. My intentions with this is she would have a decent boat until that time. She deserves to be in the water, I am just hoping I have given her the opportunity.
Yes she took about 4 workshops or courses for skill development but her actual in water time on her own is maybe 4 -5 hours. So she has theory but relatively no practice.
Luckily I know she was more interested in rudders then skeg, but once again she is new so her preference might change.
I'm just gonna have to cross my fingers and pray this works for her, if not I'm sure there is a good solution, I'm going to be very anxious till xmas.
I'm hoping she will want to go for a paddle rather then look for an out...
Thanks again everyone!!!