I just sold my Adventure 16 because of weight issues and looking for something a little smaller I can solo when I want to.
I can’t help but notice the trend torwards kayaks…that seems to be the popular item nowadays. Anyway, I need a few opinions and pros and cons from you guys, and girls.
Here’s my scenario-
- I’m 5’10" 190. My wife is 5’8" 120. My 12 yr old daughter is 5’ 110. I also have a 2 yr old son. Most of the paddling in the next couple of years will probably just be my daughter and myself. Should I look into 2 solo kayaks instead of a Mad River Reflection?
- Paddling will only be on calm lakes and slow bayous…no whitewater or anything like that. Overall stability of a kayak compared to a canoe…can you even compare the two? I’ve never tried a kayak yet, but plan to soon.
- Entering and exiting water in a kayak. Is it easier or harder than a canoe…or just a different technique?
4)Sit on top kayak, or cockpick? Is one more stable and comfortable than the other?
5)Would a tandem kayak make more sense than two solos?
These are just a few points I’m thinking about and would just like to get general opinions.