I repeatedly see people asking “which 10’ kayak is best for me?”
My first thought is why would you want one?
-I want to get it in my car.
That’s a great thought, but what does it have to do with paddling?
There is a reason for that.
- I really want to find out if I like paddling.
That’s great. Rent a stubby boat and paddle it for a few hours then rent a longer one and do the same. Then you can make a semi informed decision.
Full disclosure. I am 6’5" and 230. I didn’t do any trial paddling before my first boat. I got a 12’ rec boat and thought it was great in spite of bruising my shins getting out of the too small cockpit.
Then I got a 16’ Sea kayak and never looked back.
And I never grabbed a 14 yo girl’s butt.