Traverse 10 vs Karma RG
Hello everyone this is my first post here.
Some background, I currently live in Florida and do fresh and salt water kayaking in springs, rivers, salt marshes and some coastal. We are planning some lazy river trips this year to Buffalo National River, French Broad to Hot Springs, north to Acadia and then Dry Tortugas (ill probably use a SOT or sea kayak for that one) Even my SOT is a Jackson Kraken for the bigger water.
I've been looking at a 'smaller' boat that is still 'fast' for fun camping trips, the RG seems a potential good fit since its a bit more 'sea kayak' but the traverse 10 huge hatch may make fitting in gear a bit easier. I was an ultralight backpacker for years so I dont need much but i like my beer space.
Is the RG that much more 'coastal friendly' and faster to make it a clear choice for me to hit the lazier rivers and springs of the South but still capable of milder rapids I'll get when I go to NC over a traverse 10? Or is the traverse 10 with larger hatch not that much different of a boat and just as capable?
Trying them first down here is tough to impossible, there are some RGs around here and there but the Jackson dealer mostly sells SOT and Tupelos and has to order the boat for me so I get one shot at this.
To add to it, we may move in a year or two and move up near Asheville/Hot springs.