It has taken me a lot of time to narrow down my choices. First some info about me:
Height: 6 feet
Usage: NJ Bays, some lake and river (limited but possiable ocean use in waves)
Desire: Looking for my first sit-inside that will give me touring capability for day trips and maybe an overnighter here and there with a focus on a comfortabel cockpit that will let me go for long periods
I have narrowed down my selection to the following:
- Dagger Stratos 14.5L
- Dagger Alchemy 14
- Neckey Looksha 14
- Elie Strait 140XP
After reading and talking to a few people I think I might take the Elie off the list. It was my front runner for a while but I am just not sure about it at this point. I am nto sure if the material would hold up to hittign a rock or two on the rivers and it is only carried by a few places - none that are local to me (PA).
That brings me to the others- I sat in the NEckey this weekend and I like it- seemed nice but was a bit tight to get into - but felt good once inside… I have not sat or seen the dagger products in person but their cockpits are a bit wider. I am not sure if there are any local places whereI can see the dagger products - I will continue to look
Wanted to get your thoughts on the products listed. What would you reccomend? WOuld like to limit inputs to the kayaks listed.