We have been puddling around our local lakes and creeks in our Wilderness Systems Pungo 120’s for several years now but we’re thinking of upgrading to something a little quicker. We initially though Wilderness System Tsunami 140’s or Dagger Stratos but we realize we’re ignorant of all the composite boats that are available out there.
We’re looking for a pair of kayaks that can be stored on a truck bed rack for months in the sun and would work well for large lakes, small streams, intracoastal waterways and maybe an overnighter around the Chesapeake Bay or similar waterways. I know, I just described 4 different boats, so, lets say mostly small streams (Class 1) with the occasional dip into a lake or intracoastal. Maybe something in the 14-15 foot length as we will need to lever it up onto the truck rack.
I would love any feedback about the life expectancy of composites vs plastic in this type of storage/highway transport environment.