We just bought a nice house on a lake in MIchigan late last summer, and we want to get kayaks again. Sit on top is what we’ve owned in the past, and we’ve ruled out anything else last summer. My wife loved her Venus 9 Ocean Kayak, but we want to get something longer so that her yak stays up with my longer kayak.
We looked at the newish Venus 11 Ocean Kayak, but after looking at reviews, it had nearly unanimous consensus that it did not track very well. We also considered the Hurricane Skimmer 116 First Class because of the weight, killer seat, and good reviews, but then I came across a review outlining the kayaks weakness for cracking ( youtube) AND it was pretty convincing to stay away from them UNLESS somebody here can convince me otherwise.
So, I immediately decided to come here and see if I could get a line on something better then those 2. I don’t want to break the bank, but I’m willing to look at anything if it is going to last and perform. My wife is 5’7" 150ish. We’ll be doing 99% of our trips on our 100 acre lake.
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