I folks, I’m new to this site, and aside from googling to find answers (which I really can’t seem to find) I’m looking for some advice. I currently have a sit in kayak - which I love. BUT…I am older now (just turne 60 3 days ago!), and overweight (though to be nice, I’m uber FLUFFY), and my hips and sometimes my knees hurt. This makes getting OUT of my kayak a little tricky, and embarrassing if others are around.
I’m selling my sit in and most likely going to get a sit on top, BUT I would prefer another sit in, just a little larger.
Can anyone give me concrete advise as to the easiest way to get OUT of the kayak when you have sore knees and hips? It can be really difficult to do when there’s nothing/no one to hold onto. Using the paddle as a stabilizer doesn’t work when you are on a beach type shore, and aside from getting wet every time, and having to be knee deep in water, I’m just wondering if a 12ft sit in, might be easier - than the 10ft I currently have. We are recreational kayakers only. Lakes, ponds, calm rivers mostly…just to be out, take photos and chillax.
Should I give up and get a sit on top? I know it’s a lot easier for exiting, but…