Paging Johnny L.A.!
I’ve been kayaking a few times and enjoyed it a lot. I’d kinda like to have one for paddling on local lakes and rivers (not whitewater, or not much of it anyway) and maybe for short trips at the beach or in the salt water marshes. So I’m looking for info on what more experienced people know and like.
My first thought was to get a traditional sit-in recreational kayak. But I’ve been reading lately about the sit-on-top boats, and I’m wondering if that would be a better idea. I’ve only been on one of that type, and it seemed a little weird not to be sitting INSIDE something, but that’s probably just unfamiliarity. And the holes in the bottom (self-bailing holes) were weird, but since we didn’t sink because of them, I stopped worrying about them quickly enough.
I’ve also thought about an inflatable (for carrying ease and storage ease), but I’m not entirely sure I trust them.
I’m middle-aged and not real athletic, so something I could actually carry would be nice.
I would kinda like to take a dog out with me some day after I got comfortable with the boat.
Stuff like that. Give me some ideas and thoughts!