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…