I agree about the skirt. I have an Eddyline Merlin 13.5'carbonlite touring kayak. Since I don't kayak in the ocean, I never use a spray skirt. And I like access to the stuff in the cockpit, including my feet and legs.

You wouldn't like my paddle, a Swift, very, very light--about 28oz. I've tried a Greenland paddle and don't like it. But others I paddle with wouldn't use anything else.

Edited by mockturtle (06/16/10 04:30 PM)