I’ve been using my Perception Acadia (12.5 ft) for about 10 years now, as a general purpose kayak. Mostly lakes, rivers, and bays. It’s not appropriate for sea kayaking.
It’s been great but, I’ve outgrown it. I want something faster, a bit higher performance, and something I can take out for seacoast paddling.
I am 5’11" tall, in decent shape, 185lbs, and 61 yo. I have a bad back so, don’t want a heavy kayak. I am very comfortable in a kayak and have a lot of flatwater experience.
We have recently moved closer to the NH coast so I want to get involved in more bay and seacoast paddling.
I am thinking a touring or transitional kayak, 14’ to 16’ long would be nice.
I’ve been looking at Current Designs Vision 140 or 150 as one candidate There are many options out there.
I hope to demo some kayaks but, would love to hear recommendations !!