The rivers where I'd primarily use these inflatables, and the way I'd use them, tracking is a good thing. They're big and relatively swift, but with plenty of time to turn and very low consequence if you don't make the turn. I won't be doing any rapids more technical than a noisy riffle in them. Low draft is far more important because they do get real shallow. These will be family boats. My wife is not into adrenaline and my daughters require some seasoning in current before they will be permitted to run any rapids. Good tracking will be useful to me.
Perhaps the StraightEdge 2 kayaks are the way for me to go. For more technical water, I'll keep my eyes open for used boats from outfitters at the end of seasons. Usually plenty of them on eBay in September/October.
- Big D
Touring Kayak Paddles
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