Hello everyone! I want to own a kayak but I do need some help here. I am so confused about all the options I am seeing. So I hope to find some clarification.
About me: I am a near 40 years old, 6-foot, 300 pound man (so yeah, I am top heavy) living in the East coast.
My Experience: I used a kayak once for a few hours and I loved it! It was a kayak that I sat in (legs inside).
What I want to do with it: I love fishing and Geocaching. So I need to fish and I need it to float to random places to get random and remote Geocaches, haha.
Where will I use it: Mainly in lakes and streams. The most “extreme” river near me is the Potomac and after heavy rains it can get a little rough.
My main concern is balance. I have been told two conflicting things: I have been told that set on top kayaks are best for balance but someone told me that set in kayaks are better for balance and set on top kayaks are no good on balance.
So what should I be looking at? Any suggestions?
Is there a place I can buy used kayaks?