Looking to buy a used kayak, need some help (updated)

This is a follow-up on my previous message. I’ve found a few more kayaks. I was curious if these are any good. I decided to skip on the sea lion.

I’m a 6’ 2" 35yo male. I weigh around 195. I’ve done 4 hour canoe trips etc and recently done a kayak trip. I’ve found that I like kayaks better because they seem pretty light weight and easy to transport. I also was doing some research and found that people use them to travel far distances. I have a goal of going to a few of the islands within the Chesapeake Bay (MD). There is Hart-Miller island and Smith Island (example). I guess I want to start small and work my way up. My concern is cost. I don’t think I should get a recreation kayak as I will outgrow it. I was looking at Touring/Sea kayak. I found a few on craigslist and was wondering if anybody knew anything about these.

-Perception Sport 10ft kayak: This seems like it’s just a rec kayak? I’m interested in long trips etc… https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/spo/d/perception-sport-10ft-kayak/6288286234.html

-15’ Walden Passage. Touring / Sea Kayak: This seems better, but not sure. https://baltimore.craigslist.org/fuo/d/kayak/6264748638.html

-Dagger Blackwater 12.5 Touring Kayak: This seems much better, but not sure. https://baltimore.craigslist.org/spo/d/dagger-blackwater-125-touring/6274981377.html

-Dagger magellan 16’: This seems much better, but not sure. https://baltimore.craigslist.org/boa/d/kayak-dagger-magellan-16/6284442011.html

I posted in your earlier question – check out that Magellan and snag it if it fits. Good kayak for what you want to do and a fair price. I liked the one I had for 8 years. It’s way better for someone your size and for open water like the Chesapeake than those other 3. 10’ is too small for a guy your size, Walden kayaks are slugs and the Blackwater is also a bit small.

This is a great time to be looking at used kayaks, many are upgrading or re-evaluating their kayaking needs. Having said that with what you want to do, and your size taken into consideration, you may want to focus on 14’ and longer boats. A lot of the boats that length, in entry level boats are heavy (55+ lbs). Trying a boat on for size would be my first consideration.

A place not often checked for used boats is to go to a kayak shop and inquire about used or consignment sale boats, They may even know of somebody that is about to buy an upgraded boat; I have picked up several boats this way.

Second Willowleaf. The only full touring boat in that bunch is the Magellan. Some love it, others find it OK, but it is a totally serviceable boat.