Buying, insights.

I am about to purchase a sit-on-top kayak…my first. After being up way too late reading the message board I learned sooo much. Thanks to all of you.

In a nut shell I am down to the following…

Mainstream (now Perception) KINGFISH

Ocean Kayak Prowler 13 Angler

I know there is a big difference in these two but being a novice and probably limiting my use to flat water, small lake fishing/paddling…maybe scuba, I suspect the Kingfish is really all I need. Great price…just under $300 clearance.

But the OK Prowler 13 Angler is also a great price at $550 Clearance. Ideally if anyone has owned or experience with both of these I would welcome your input. I do not have the convenient opportunity to test paddle. Welcome any opinions or other suggestions that I may want to consider. Thanks in advaced for any insights you care to share.


which boat…
if you can stretch your budget up to $550, i think the angler is probably a good bet. I cant be certain, but i would bet this boat probably retails in the $700 range. i paddled one once and felt good about it.

there is some notable comments regarding the kingfisher in this thread.

new yak
if your going to be putting some miles on it check out the rtm tempo its a fast boat for a sot stable , tracks well. rod holders and a tank well