Thanks for the extra info
Posted by: Waterbird on Apr-18-13 8:28 PM (EST)
When you demo the Eddylines just pay careful attention to how your knees/thighs fit under the thigh braces and ask yourself if it would be comfortable for a few hours.
If the answer is yes, and you're okay with the 49 lbs of the Journey, then the Journey is the best kayak mentioned so far.
You should not worry about the stability of the Journey for a beginner. 24" wide is plenty. Eddyline makes a very good hull, with a great combination of tracking, speed, stability, and maneuverability in the Journey. But there are negative comments in the reviews about the turning ability of the Equinox---it looks in the photo to have less rocker than the Journey.
I think you will fit in the Delta cockpit, if you can find one to try. Cockpit fit depends in part on your joint flexibility (hips and knees).
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