I’m looking at getting my fiancé (5’4" - 115lb) a Kayak off of craigslist, so unfortunately she probably wont get to take it out for a test spin first. The 2 I’m currently looking at are:
- Wilderness Systems - Twin Tarpon 160
- Perception caster kayak 12.5
I’ve read the reviews for these guys and they seem to be pretty favorable, so I was curious if some ladies, or gents whose ladies paddle with them could give me some insight on how she’d be able to handle these yaks. I’ve been told to go longer so she doesn’t have to paddle as hard to keep up, but I’m also worried that it might be too big of a boat for her. Suggestions?
Also, I’m not die hard stuck on these yaks, I’m pretty much just surfing craigslist on a daily basis to see what pops up, so if you have other suggestions I’m all ears.
We’d probably be taking these guys in all kinds of conditions (well what the houston area allows). Bayous, lakes, tributaries, and maybe into the gulf.
Thanks in advance for you input!