7 year old in? I know it has been discussed before, but I wasn’t paying attention.
Kind of paddling?
WW: LL Remix 47, Jackson Fun1
Touring: Shearwater Rising Star
Rec: Acadia Scout
SOT: Ocean Kea
Just to name a few. There are many others. I personally think the Jackson Kayaks are a good choice no matter what the paddling.
Flatwater touring. Thanks for the
reminder.The Acadia Scout looks just right.
Weighs only 19lbs. The kids can portage their own boat. Builds character, right?
See you on the water,
The River Connection, Inc.
Hyde Park, NY
new this year
Jackson Sidekick – a small river-runner, less of a playboat than the Fun.
bets kid boat
Buy a used boat… a 7 year old shouldn’t be paddling class III, so any old SMALL kayak will do. They will outgrow it soon enough,(that’s when you sell it to another 7 yr. olds parent). I started both my sons in Old Town Otters. My 18 yr old paddles a Honda Accord w/ girlfriend. His kayak gathers dust. My 16 yr old paddles a Wenonanah Sandpiper canoe, with his dog, who has been fixed. I wish I could say the same for the girlfrend.
Mine started, at 7, in a Prijon Capri.
Wonderful 44 lb German made blow molded (not rotomolded)plastic boat. Adults can use, too.
Bring a tow rope and have a ball with him, string.
Vertpaddler, at some point he will
be less addicted to gasoline and perfume , and will be back.
If you can find one. Discontinued because they did not know what they had. It was marketed as a surf boat but is one of the best kids SOTs around and only 22" wide. I bought 2 for my grandkids when they were available.