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Re: Other: Rank Your Top 5 Kayak Design Characteri

The desired design characteristics are completely dependent on the intended use for that particular kayak. I frequently get asked why I have so many kayaks. I reply by asking how many golf clubs they have.

My next boat will be:
1. Fast
2. Fast
3. Fast
4. Light
5. Pretty

My Wahoo is competitive with any other 18' boat, but many of my races lump all "kayaks" together. Paddling against 20-21' surfskis is like taking a knife to a gun fight.