i looking to purchase my first inflatable kayak,im looking at the sevylor amazon and the sevylor ranger KRC79 both seem to be around same sort of price on ebay,a seller has offered me a ranger for £165 which seems a good price but they both look identical boats is this correct if so which one would suit my needs for calm river fishing….
I need someone with actual experience to answer some questions:
First what implement is the best that I can buy? I heard to buy a co2 powered spear instead of a band powered one?
Second, where should I go? I live on the coast.. there is a sound side I can go on, but I worry about boats and jet skis. What is a smart way to get away from them? I would imagine staying close to shore is the way to go?
What are some safety tips you can give me? One thing that comes to mind, where ever I go I plan on being away from swimmers, but that would be my worst nightmare, to accidentally spear a swimmer that was in the area that I didn’t see or something like that.
How dangerous are shark to snorkelers (I don’t want to scuba just yet) and what type of knife is used for a diver as a just-in-case?
Can I spear shark or would this be suicidal?
Lastly I have an ocean going 1 man kayak. Am I being rediculous to think that I could use a small anchor to keep the kayak in place while I spear fish near it on a calm day?
I’m looking at buying an inexpensive sit on top tandem kayak.
I’ve been around boats a bit — crewed on tall ships and motor vessels, and have done a bit of whitewater rafting and am swiftwater rescue certified at the tech level.
Given all that, if it’s a very basic sit on top (and I have zero experience with them), what’s the learning curve? Is it pretty safe for my (life vest wearing) 6 year old on ponds and lakes? How do they respond to currents? Is it a craft I could — after getting used to it — take out in reasonably calm ocean water? On rivers?
If my dad visits and wants to use it for trout fishing on the lake, will it work for him?
Thanks in advance!! 😀