Hello, everyone! I am looking to purchase my first kayak and have a few questions before I do so.
My biggest concern is I will most likely be buying two so that when friends/family come visit we will both be able to go out at once.
My dilemma is I would like a well equipped day touring type kayak for my solo trips but do not want to outrun someone in a slower recreational kayak when they come visit. Would it be best to get two of the same model so that one person isn’t going to be moving a lot faster than the other or would be it be alright to get one faster more equipped kayak and then more of a beginner kayak for the second one (or two different types example: day touring and recreational or fishing)? I will also be a beginner and can upgrade later.
I will be primarily using them on the Metedeconk River in NJ.
Currently looking at the Pelican Mustang and Trailblazers as they seem to be solid beginner kayaks but open to any other suggestions. Price range for my 2nd kayak I would like to keep around here. If it won’t be a big issue of having one faster kayak and one slower, than my primary kayak I will be willing to spend more.
Thanks everyone! Looking forward to getting out on the water with all of you
Edit* Also I know there are tandem kayaks. Would these work for my solo trips or better off going with two solos?