Tag Archives: Recreational Kayak

What type of kayak to get?

What’s the difference between a touring kayak and a recreational kayak?

I live on the Hillsborough River in Tampa. I’d mainly like to get a kayak for going up and down the river. There’s a riverside bar/grill I like, plus I have other friends that live on the river. But also, I’d like to be able to take the kayak into the Gulf of Mexico sometimes. Being able to fish from it would be nice, but not a priority. Any suggestions?
Jim, what are you, a hooker?

Kayak fishing on lakes?

I have an eleven foot recreational kayak and I was wondering how sturdy they actually are? I have heard that some kayaks are actually difficult to tip is this true? Also what accesories would I need, for example, do I need a hand bilge pump for fishing smaller lakes or is that just for ocean kayaking? Thanks any input would be great thanks.

Ocean Kayak Malibu Two Tandem Sit-On-Top Recreational Kayak

  • One, two, or two plus a child, 375-425 lbs. maximum capacity, perfect for a couple with a child
  • Three seating position, bow, stern and middle for paddling solo, tandem, or tandem with a child
  • Ocean Kayak patented overlapping foot wells for comfortable seating positions, front, rear, and center
  • Hull and deck design allows easy stacking of mutliple hulls for easy on dock storage
  • Bow and stern gear storage straps and footwells are comfortable for any leg length

Product Description
The most popular compact, lightweight tandem sit-on-top kayak in the world. Stable and versatile, it can be paddled solo or tandem. Fits two adults plus a small child or pet.

FEATURES: Three molded-in seat wells, Patented overlapping foot wells, Bow and stern carry handles, Gear straps

SEATING: Seats two adults, plus a small child or pet. Can also be paddled solo from center seat.

SPECIFICATIONS: LENGTH 12′ 0″ / 3.7 m, WIDTH 34″ / 86.4 cm, SEAT WIDTHS stern 18.5″ / 47.0 cm, center 20.25″ / 51.4 cm, bow 16.25″ / 41.3 cm, WEIGHT 58 lbs / 26.3 kg, MAX CAPACITY 375-425 lbs / 170.1 – 192.8 kg

Ocean Kayak Malibu Two Tandem Sit-On-Top Recreational Kayak