Our previous favorite kayak in this category was the Walker Bay Airis, which we reviewed in two different evolutions (PS July 2008 and October 2017). The boat is light (less than 20 pounds for the bare boat), can pack into a backpack, and is stiff enough for open water paddling. Like any sit-on-top kayak they […]
A salty Kiwi named Ross Norgrove once said that the most important tool for the owner of a wooden yawl adorned with a bowsprit is a sharp ax. To some degree, his witty comment holds true for contemporary sailors contemplating a mini-bowsprit.