Hi- I’m a beginning kayaker looking to buy my first kayak. After just a little research, I was leaning towards to Bilbao by Bic, but I 1)obviously need to research a bit more and 2)am having trouble finding a retailer anywhere nearby.
I would love any suggestions you might have for a kayak that would meet these criteria:
- Must be able to hold an adult female and a small child (as a passenger, not a paddler.)
- Must be pretty light, as my husband will not likely be going with us most days to take it off the car.
- Must be inexpensive, because I only have about $1000 budgeted for the whole shebang, including my paddle, PFD and a car carrier. (DD already has a PFD.)
I like the few reviews that I have found for the Bilbao, and will be calling around to see if anyone has them (the retailers listed, that is) but I would also like to look into other options. I have looked at the Ocean Sidekick, also. It may be a feasible option.