Thanks for the help
: Hi Kevin,
: I have a 17 foot kayak, but as I get older it gets harder to put on
: the roof of my car. As you seem at least ten years my senior I
: would look at as short as possible while still having enough
: space for overnight trips.
: I would think that 15 foot would be sufficient.
: If your design does not have a lot of rocker it will still travel
: well. A 17 footer has a higher theoretical hull speed, but you
: have to work harder as it is heavier. At normal paddle speeds it
: won't make any difference. It will probably be easier to paddle
: the shorter one at cruising speeds in fact.