Hello, new user here. I stumbled across this website and found a lot of useful information and joined.
I have been paddling for about 2 years now (box store SOT) and am looking to upgrade to a real kayak and improve paddling skills.
I mainly paddle rivers and creeks (class 2 at max) and overnight camping trips. I am about 6’2” roughly 205Lbs 34”waist.
I’m interested in boats with at least bow and stern hatches in the 12-15 ft range. So far from what I have looked/read the Sitka lt/xt and vision 140 seem to fit this category pretty well. When I search in the classifieds on this site and craigslist, some older or discontinued boats show up. I’m not against older boats, I Just don’t know anything about them.
What are the boats that do well in this category? Any suggestions or advice is greatly appreciated.