Jackson Traverse vs Jackson RG:Yet another self-support boat question
I know the subject has been beat to hell, but nothing I have found makes the decision any easier for me. We will be on a Grand Canyon Self-Support this summer. I am having a hard time deciding between the Jackson Karma RG and the Jackson Traverse. I understand that it is hard to compare as they are basically from two different classes of boats. So far, the Traverse has everything that I love: More volume, wider cockpit, less weight, closer to my opt weight, wider dry hatch, and accessory mounts....BUT obviously at 10'4 it will not be as fast as the RG at 11"10. The rest of my group members are all using long boats (RG's, Stingers, Green Boats). I am worried if I go with the Traverse that I will be lagging behind. I don't think the RG is bad choice, but I feel like I'd be more comfortable in the Traverse besides potentially being the slowest member of the group. Does anyone have any experience with the Traverse in a self-support group of long-boaters? Any opinions either way are greatly appreciated. I need to get my order in ASAP.