I agree, one of the kayak forums might have better info. I know nothing about the Kayak the OP is interested in. I take an LX5 out on my Kayak but I know that each time could be the last time. I've not dared take my SLR out. Kayaks do offer great opportunities for photography. I think as a photography platform I'd take a real look at one of the peddle kayaks. You can control the kayak while shooting. We have a friend who has one and she can absolutely dust us in our recreational kayaks. Otherwise I don't have any specific kayak suggestions but find something that's stable.