My wife and I point a 13.5 foot Perception kayak from REI last year and did pretty well together on lakes. We went on the Verde River Mother's day where the water level was low and discovered that we didn't do well because she gets very anxious about the rocks she thinks we need to avoid(she rides in front) and I am more laid back and it caused arguments. We have decided that in the future when we go on rivers she will ride in a single kayak and I will ride alone in the back of the tandem. My question is do I need to put weights in the front seat of the kayak to make is handle OK with just me sitting in the back? I weight about 230 lbs and My wife weights about 140 lbs.
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