been looking for awhile, and am trying to make up my mind, look to stay around 1k or below in price. Looking for something 13 feet or less with dual bulkheads and hatches. right now after looking at a tone of yaks online, the 2 best choices seem to come down to the wilderness systems tsunami (120 or 125) or the riot edge 130.
i can see the tsunami boats in person (no test paddles though) and the outfitting looks like its very comfortable and highly adjustable.
the Riot boats i don't have anywhere within a day to even look at in person, but reading the manual and looking, it appears to have 90% of the same adjustability, with the addition of a skeg.
all of the differences seem small, i'm really wanting the best seating system to use for general paddling, flat lakes/slow rivers, but in ia we do tend to wind up with some high wind days.
spent the last 2 yrs in a pelican recreational(yes i know low quality, but low price allowed me to get in a yak and decide i really enjoyed it)
So, has anyone paddled both boats, and have any insight on the comfort and experience?
or am i missing any other boats in this length and price-range?