Kayak Manueverability, For all its worth
Beginning kayaks must learn to maneuver their new boat, and that learning will come quicker in a shorter stem-to-stern length. This dexterity of control comes usually at the cost of speed. Thanks to their longer water line, longer kayaks are generally faster. Greater control comes from a seating position inside the kayak, rather than on top, as in many new models.
For the safest, most enjoyable, most quickly competent paddling, buy yourself a shorter boat with a wide beam inside which you sit and paddle.
Now enjoy this short article on how to keep a kayak stabilized.