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Posted by LeeG on Nov 29, 2007
If you want a kayak that is responsive, maneuverable,good in waves and FAST then the Night Heron is the best extension from your Arctic Tern for an unruddered kayak.
The straight tracking ospreyhp should probably have a rudder to aid turning. I'm not sure where the WR18 would fit in the mix.
My vote is the Night Heron as it's in the same part of the playing field as the AT.
I don't know from experience but I'm guessing the differences in speed potential between the three is neglible with handling traits in wind/waves more significant as to whether they meet your personal preferences.
In Response to: Fast sea kayak by skiffrace on Nov 28, 2007