I’m looking to get into regular kayaking starting in the spring and I’m looking for some advice on what kind of boat would best suit me. I’ve read reviews on a lot of different boats and although I have a few boats in mind, I’m a little overwhelmed by all the information out there and was hoping someone with experience could help narrow down my choices. Based on what I’ve read and what I think I’d be doing on the water, I’m currently considering a Pungo 140, or a Loon 120.
I live in SE Michigan. I’ve been kayaking semi-regularly the last couple of summers (Rivers, Great Lakes), I prefer a kayak that I can go fast in rather than one that’s slow and stable.
I’m 25 yrs old, 5’10", 175 lbs.
I’m in pretty good physical shape so I think I can compensate for any lack of stability initially. I plan to do most of my kayaking on a lake for ~2-4 hours at a time.
Obviously I may not know what I’m talking about, so I’m open to any input from people with experience.