Lmao. You know...after a decade of so doing this together. It really is a rarity! I don't think we know one couple that does tandem anything since their initial attempt besides us. To be fair, when my wife and I first started...there were some spats as well. We did even sink a canoe or two during that time...
Cbump mostly covered the reasons. After trying several over the years, we've gravitated more towards kayaks than canoes personally as well. Honestly, if not kayaks, I would be open to a jon boat but at that point, you start getting into boat talks in general.
Due to the winter seasons here, the lakes gets huge recreational boat traffic when the water is not hard. As such, kayaks made it a lot quicker and easier for us to just enter in without dealing with the ramps.
Ha! You know what, I'm going to look into that...but that 17'--geez! My running joke with the wife is "Hey, you sure you don't want to just go solo?" so I can get a Pro Angler 14 with the 360 drive.
Thanks for the write-up! I have a few buddies with the Old Town PDLs and they love them. If it was a solo kayaker consideration, it certainly would've been on my list to look at.
I don't know if they'll ever get there soon due to the limited tandem market, but I think an Oasis with the newer 360 drive may just work.
There is a hidden benefit for my situation though. Sometimes my wife just like to read while on the water but don't mind helping position the kayak when I'm fishing--built-in Spot Lock! 🤣