Tag Archives: Bodies Of Water

What Kayak is Right For Me?

Hi all! I am new to the kayaking sport. I am looking to purchase my first Kayak. I prefer sit in but I am also open to your advice. I need a kayak. I am looking to spend about 600. I know theres not that much to choose from but enough to confuse me.

Heres what I would like to do with it.

Lots of half day trips maybe up and back down the river. Most bodies of water will be calm.

However, I would like the option to get through minor rapids , tight places, and I may like to give it a shot on the ocean on a VERY calm day and just along the shore.

I like to fish, photograph, and record lots of things. Wildlife will have to be either deaf or I need a quiet kayak.

My personal liking (looks & comfort wise) has landed me looking at the Loon 100 due to price and also the perception montour. I hear a lot of complaints about the little thing on the back (oops forgot what it was called.)

Weight I am okay with 55 ish..

All advice MUCH appreciated…



I am thinking of purchasing a kayak. Please help?

I have never kayaked before, but I thought it would be a great way to cross mild bodies of water to more remote spots for camping, fishing, and hiking. I want to know what would be the best type of kayak to buy; one I could pack stuff in with me, how inflatable compares with other types.. etc.. etc.. Again, as a beginner, I wouldn’t be doing any extreme kayaking, not yet anyway. I would use it to allow me mobility on water from one place to another with outdoor gear. Thanks for reading!

Inflatable boat/kayak for fishing question?

Ill be using this boat/kayak for fishing and i was wondering if i had to take a test for boating in order to actually use it without breaking laws. If i didnt what if i added a little trolling motor? And also what bodies of water can i use it in? I live in New jersey