Hi everyone! At a local State Park recently, i began thinking that kayaking might be fun. So; i began doing some online reading, watched some videos, and sat in a couple; a 10’ sit in model by Pelican, and a 12’ sit on model by Jackson. I plan on renting at Wolf River east of Memphis, and at one or two of the local lakes in the area to see if this is something i want to pursue.
If i decide to buy a kayak, it probably won’t be until next spring, and my budget will be around $600.
So far at this point, I`m thinking maybe a 12’ model might be the best fit. My inseam is 36". Even with the footrests extended all the way in the Pelican, it felt like i needed a little more legroom.
I won’t be using it for fishing, And, besides some mild rapids on a river, as I am told the Wolf River has some areas that do feature rapids, I will probably be on mild water.
Any comments or suggestions are appreciated! Thanks!