I am an experienced flatwater-class II canoer, who is looking to get into kayaking to stay in shape outside the summer months, given that I now live a quarter mile from a spot where I can put in on the Upper Susquehanna.
Can anyone advise me on what I should be looking for in terms of both the kayak and a paddle?
- The primary purpose will be recreational fitness; putting in and heading upstream for an hour or two, then cooling down on the downstream return.
- It will primarily be used flatwater-class I, although there is class II locally, which I am guessing that I will want to work myself up to.
- There are no plans to do any touring or major whitewater.
- I am 5’11", 185.
Many thanks for your help!