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Best Versatile Novice Kayak

Old 07-22-2020, 09:36 AM
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I've always been a boater. Never having been on a kayak before but have an interest in it. What is the best versatile kayak for a novice?

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Old 07-22-2020, 01:15 PM
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There are lots of different types depending in what you plan to. Poking around the local canal/creek/pond. Touring longer distance. Whitewater paddling. Fishing nearshore salt. Fishing lakes and rivers. Do a little reading on what type would best suit your intended use.Then buy a used inexpensive boat as a trial run. Paddle it a while and either keep it because you love it, or sell it for what you paid and upgrade. I own two boats....
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Thanks, I appreciate it
Old 07-26-2020, 02:51 PM
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Boat guy, if you are anywhere near Estero on the West Coast of Fla, go to Estero River Outfitters. They are right on the water and have a HUGE selection of new and use kayaks. They will coach you through your decision process and even let you try out a bunch. No pressure to buy, they are just great people excited about getting others involved in the sport.
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Look at roto molded sit on tops. Like Ocean Kayaks. Lots to choose from, and very versatile.
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