I’ve searched the forums and didn’t quite find what I was looking for.
I’m more of a recreational kayaker who goes out on the bays and ocean in San Diego. I’d say I’m an intermediate paddler with a couple of years under my belt.
I do not have storage space for a kayak. I bought and have been using the AdvancedFrame inflatable kayak for the past year, which is fine to a point. I’d like to “graduate” to something better. Probably looking to spend under $1000.
My options as I see it:
- I’ve researched the folding kayaks, and decided that I would probably get lazy and not want to deal with the hassle of assembling a kayak every time out on the water.
- I could buy an 8 foot kayak, which I could probably store in my small storage closet. But I wonder if the performance will be any better than the AdvancedFrame.
- I could buy something like the Bic Yakka, but I’m not sure if that would go any faster than what I’m using already. Would love any perspectives from those who’ve used that one. Reviews looked a little better than the Tequila. I have an opportunity to pick up a used Yakka…
- I could buy a higher end inflatable, or even a Hobie sold used.
Any thoughts would be very much appreciated.