I'm hoping to buy my boyfriend his first kayak for Christmas. I'm a little low on cash, but I'd like to get him a decent first vessel so I'm looking to buy used in my area. I found a Dagger Outburst for sale and have heard it's a great whitewater boat and can be decent on open water. We live on the Gulf Coast so at the moment we'd only be on open water but I love WW and he'd love to try it out. Should I buy the Santee (recreational) or the Dagger? Both are a good deal, same price, and I can only really afford one for now.
I'd appreciate any views on either boat, or if anyone knows of any others I could buy in the New Orleans area for under $300 I'd appreciate it!