Tom Kirkman wrote:
The reason the boat shifts positions is actually for very apparent reasons. First, it's a boat and is constantly affected by winds, waves, current, your body movements, etc. Everything you have mentioned in your post here is quite normal for most boats. If you want the PA (boat) to handle like your Outback , then it'll have to become an Outback.
There are a couple or three things you can do to help maintain your desired point. A drift sock/chute can help you keep the nose pointed where you want. You will have to learn where to attach it for the desired results. Boat trim - where you put most of your "stuff" also plays a large role. You may want to try shifting more weight to the rear, or to the nose, until you find a good trim point that allows wind to act more evenly on the front and rear halves of the boat.
Beyond that, it remains a boat floating on the water at the mercy of wind and current.
......... and yet ...... Hobie lists it under the Mirage Kayaks section ........... the boat thing has been well discussed and it was listed that way for a marketing scheme per Hobie. While I love the PA, it could use a few improvements as mentioned above and others that are also well documented.