I'm no expert but have found this from practical usage.
Words of wisdom none-the-less. Thanks
Paddle it up to the shore and the front of the boat is on land so you just walk up and step out.
It is also useful when you run up on something while paddling... it takes a lot less effort to get off a log , stump or anything else when the boat has rocker in it then one without rocker.
That's the one that never crossed my mind before. Makes a lot of sense to me. One of current kayak has a lot of rocker. it is 15 foot long. I have a second kayak too that is 11 foot long with NO rocker. I tend to use the shorter one more these days just because it is shorter. You are right though. The longer kayak is just as maneuverable as the short one but sometimes the added length gets in the way. I guess it just boils down to intended usage. Thanks for your input.