I sold my older 2005 Outback a couple of years ago because I greatly disliked the rudder placement. I liked the Outback but I was bringing it up and down a 45% angle hill from the lake and kept banging up the rudder. With newer rudder storage placement, I believe there is a lot less chance of problems now, so I' ready for another.
I plan on using the kayak for both fresh- and saltwater. On the salt-, I am thinking of getting a sail, although I've never sailed and learning how to use it; how hard can it be?
I rad a couple of posts on texaskayafisherman.com where others had done this and flipped; I suspect they were just like me, big time neophytes. Someone mentioned that had they had a dagger board or keel, the flipping probably would not have happened. Is this true, and if so, is there a keel or dagger board made that fits into the well made for the Mirage Drive. And, would this work and help for stability and security on the open Gulf.
I know Outbacks are used quite a lot beyond the breakers. What does everyone think of an Outback for a Gulf or near to shore ocean boat? I would appreciate any and all suggestions!!!!!!!