I have an inexpensive (similar to the sea eagle) inflatable I got as a starter boat and it's a pain. I mainly paddle on sheltered lakes where power boats are limited or banned because of it. I would never get it ouy on Lake Lanier here.
Tracking is awful! I feel like it's one stroke forward, two strokes to correct my path, repeat....
The few times I've been caught in a power boats wake, she bucked like a rabid bronco, even with the bow turned into the waves.
I'm looking to get a decent, inexpensive sit-on-top soon. The inflatable will then become a barge to load down with camping gear and take turns towing (flat water trips).
Touring Kayak Paddles
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