I've started paddling my Chesapeake 17, and been very happy with it's performance (even unladen and with no rudder, it easily paddles as fast as/faster than my friend's plastic boat!).
Now that I'm getting more adventurous, I want to do some rolling and self-rescue practice (a local club runs courses).
But I wondered about how easy it was to do an Eskimo roll in a C17? Is it even possible? They seem to be much higher in volume than some other kayaks, so I wondered how hard they were to roll? Seems it would be quite an effort to get it flipped back over.
Also, just theoretically - how much change in effort is it if you have a kayak laden with gear? I imagine the weight, having shifted to the deck (which is now 'down') would make it heavier and harder to right again?
Thanks in advance,