I know there are about a gajillion Wood Duck 12 owners out there, so I'd like your advice. My husband has never been interested in kayaking with me (due to an experience with an uncomfortable seat and tippy boat). However, he was out in his sister's Wilderness Systems Pamilco 120 (12 ft long, 29 inch beam) over the weekend and said that it was fun and he'd paddle with me if he had something like that. I have a Shearwater 14 which is quite a bit faster than the Pamlico (I was paddling too and did the paddle paddle, wait for a while, paddle paddle, wait for a while thing while they paddled continuously).
So, here's my question. Would a Wood Duck 12 be a good choice for him? He's looking for stable and comfortable. I'm looking for something that he might be able to keep up with me in. What kind of seat would be best? (I have a Redfish seat in my Shearwater). He likes back support, particularly low back support. More like an office chair than a traditional kayak seat I think.
Or should I look for a plastic tub on Craigslist? (not meaning to offend any plastic boat owners - we have a 17 foot rotomolded ourselves)