I think I paddled one of those years ago when with friends on Elk Lake. My wife and I were both in Romanys and the other couple both had 'short' Deltas. They were asking for pointers and I was talking a bit about edging (which I was just trying to learn/improve myself). They just 'didn't get it'. We took break and I suggested swapping boats...and the answer was clear - that wide Delta didn't want to budge from the level.I could go on, but I haven't been in one, but would have no qualms with the 12-10 as a first boat because it could easily be used for multi-day trips while being a reasonable paddling kayak, while also allowing one to develop multiple self rescue approaches and all in that short, easily stored and handled package.
Yes, they can't all be Mariner Coasters!- but you are totally correct: a wide, high block coefficient boat is a tough one to roll or edge and a short, fat boat will be slower than typicals at speeds . . . but that's a given if that is what the desired parameters are: lots in a small package.
Thank you to all who have replied, much appreciated!!Hi,
Does anyone have experience with the Delta 12s or the 12 10? I'm curious about how well they track and overall performance.
As I understand, the boat was originally a Seaward product and then Boreal bought the molds when Seaward got out of making thermoformed boats altogether. I have looked at them but haven't paddled one. My impression is that it's even more recreational than the little Delta...also i will hazard a guess that Deltas are tougher.I haven't found too many reviews on the Halo sr-130. Do you or does anyone have experience with this boat or Boreal overall?