$5/year rental on that Magellan.
I like to compare my yaks to automobiles.
Valley Nordkapp, in carbon/Kevlar. My midlife crisis sports car.
Impex Assateague. My capable SUV that carries a ton, yet handles well and rolls easily.
Mariner Coaster. Always wanted one, luckily I just found a cream puff with the rear bulkhead/hatch and nary a scratch. I have been scratching my head for an automobile reference to no avail. But an Adventure Motorcycle is the closest I came. It will go anywhere, especially tight spots, and handles any weather related conditions.
Mariner Escape…heavily loaded with 12 gauge shotgun and Sorel Feltpacs s of Sitka Alaska in October…and then in Baja…I don’t remember it being slow…just exceedingly seaworthy in all conditions.
Just bought a cream puff 2007 Wilderness Systems Tempest 180 pro…for $600 (!) other than the heavy weight probably better in every way than the Escape (and later Mariner MAX and Pygmys). This is my retirement boat and a keeper.
Have had my yellow kevlar QCC 600 with rudder for 15 years now, still going strong, love it. Excellent, strong, very maneuverable, safe kayak. Have had it on Lk Superior & LK MI. Wouldn’t trade it,…was an excellent company in the beginning.
Greenland Double - skin on frame by Seavivor.
I have one for sale.