I want a second ducky.
I am a strong class IV kayaker (via old school metric), and capable oarsman (sevaral flip-less grand canyons and high water middle forks). I can also run an adequately flotation filled open canoe, down big and bouncy class III's. I can't roll (reliably) yet but did do Westwater and only swam once. In "Sock-it-to-me" of all places.
I have owned/rented several ducky's over the years, but mostly old and or quality until I bought my 2 person NRS Maverik, it's a decent handling boat but lacks adequate back support and needs foot bracing and thigh straps to get it to preform well in anything beyond easy peasy class threezies.
I want a second Ducky now for taking on extended raft trips to loan to the upstart boating populace, to run down Utah's tiny multi-day desert creeks (I hate camping out of a proper whitewater kayak) when they fill up (about once in every ten years) or the occasional low water trip down the S fork of the Salmon or a low water Selway. I also like to, when occasion permits, paddle pretty girlz down the basics like the lower S Fk Payette and Main or Alpine canyon of the Snake and the like. So given the above description, I need another tandem...
Wich would you prefer?, for a big guy under the aforementioned uses? I plan to outfit it with thigh straps and seat bracing.
All advice appreciated.