Female, 140#'s, 5’4", prefer something on the lighter side, rotomolded SOT, live in Florida.
I own an Ocean Kayak Scupper Pro. It is a dream to paddle, even if it is a wet ride. However, it is longer than I want. I want a 10-13 footer that can be put in back of a pickup truck, without the need for a tailgate extension (will be carrying multiple kayaks).
I purchased an Ocean Kayak Venus 11. Nice and light, but sort of a dog to paddle. It tracks poorly and takes a lot of effort to paddle (to keep up with other half who has a Tarpon 120)
I am looking for a compromise between the two. I have paddled a Tarpon 100 and 120, nice rides but heavy and a little wide. Any suggestions of what else to look at? OK Tetra 12? OK Prowler 13 (getting a little too long). Anything in the Perception lineup?
Hurricane Skimmer looks nice, but I don’t want a fragile boat, it will be drug up on the beach occasionally and won’t be babied all the time. Prefer to stay in the $700 or less range, and not opposed to used.