I really need to advice and help in general on a few topics.
I’ve been looking to get into kayaking for about two years now (I’m 15 years old, 6’2 and weigh 172 pounds) and I’ve come across a boat listed on a classifieds for a very reasonable price. It looks to be a Current Designs sea kayak (As stated in the description) 19 feet long and made of fiberglass, but the owner is unsure of the model. I’ve been looking all over Google for the past week and I’ve come to the conclusion that I THINK it’s a Current Designs Extreme or a Current Designs Nomad GTS. Could someone help indentify the kayak and tell me if it’s worth picking up for $75? I’m completlely new to kayaking. I’ve been canoeing for a bit now, so I know the basics (Using a single bladed paddle anyways) but I’ve personally never been inside of a kayak besides sitting inside of one in a store. Do you think it’d be a bit too much to start kayaking on a 19 foot long 49 pound sea kayak? It’s the only kayak that I’ve found at a reasonable price and I think I could possibly flip it if I bought it. Buy it for $75 and eventually sell it for a more reasonable kayak (Like a 10-12 foot) I’d mainly use it on the Delaware River in New Jersey, but occasionally it’d be on the Gulf of Mexico. I feel like it’d be great for stability and long durations on the water, but how well does it turn? And would it be too tippy? Also, how do adjustments go? I read online that thigh braces have to be made specifc to every person. Thanks for your time!