How much weight can go in a kayak?
Besides the lack of an enclosed cockpit, another thing that sets them apart from their sit-inside counterparts is weight capacity: Sit-on-top kayaks tend to have an average weight limit of 350 to 400 pounds – up to 100 pounds higher than the average 300-pound weight limit rating for closed cockpit-style models.
Is a wider kayak more stable?
A wider kayak will be more stable than a narrow one. Conversely, a narrow kayak is usually more efficient than a wide one. A wider kayak may provide more stability for both heavier paddlers and tall paddlers with a higher center of gravity. A wider kayak will also enable a paddler to spread their legs out more.