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Name:   lakeguy - Email Member Reply
Subject:   Kayak or canoe?
Date:   6/19/2016 11:10:25 PM   IP ADDRESS: 97.85.30.173

Not experienced with either. Wanting for use by grown children--in their 30"s.

 

What is the best/safest/best place to buy? Looking for 2 seater...thanks for any recos or advice!





Name:   GoneFishin - Email Member Reply
Subject:   Kayak or canoe?
Date:   6/19/2016 11:43:50 PM   IP ADDRESS: 173.169.31.17

Type in the SEARCH box the work kayak and you will see responses to the same question, which may assist you. 





Name:   Samdog - Email Member Reply
Subject:   Kayak or canoe?
Date:   6/20/2016 2:19:36 PM   IP ADDRESS: 97.78.155.125

I had all the same questions a year ago and went with the Kayak. It's my favorite lake toy. Nothing like paddling around late in the afternoon when the crazys have gone home and there is shade around the bank. All ages love them. 

I did not get a 2 seater because I was told it is harder to paddle with one person in it. So get 2 one seaters. The canoe is much heavier and takes more skill. I bought mine on sale at a national retailer but they are also available around the lake.

 

Get one, you'll love it!

 





Name:   flyfisher - Email Member Reply
Subject:   Kayak or canoe?
Date:   6/20/2016 2:51:18 PM   IP ADDRESS: 173.184.85.144

big sale at Dicks--





Name:   lakeguy - Email Member Reply
Subject:   Kayak or canoe?
Date:   6/20/2016 3:52:10 PM   IP ADDRESS: 97.85.30.173

Thanks and great advice on getting 2!





Name:   lakeguy - Email Member Reply
Subject:   Kayak or canoe?
Date:   6/20/2016 3:52:57 PM   IP ADDRESS: 97.85.30.173

Thanks--will go tomorrow!





Name:   lakeguy - Email Member Reply
Subject:   Kayak or canoe?
Date:   6/20/2016 3:53:39 PM   IP ADDRESS: 97.85.30.173

Thank you!





Name:   weagle74 - Email Member Reply
Subject:   Kayak or canoe?
Date:   6/21/2016 9:24:08 AM   IP ADDRESS: 205.174.143.2

We have a Jackson Big Tuna which is a two seater and we really like it. Wife and I enjoy tooling around our area at sunset after things calm down a bit. The seats come out for solo paddling and can also be moved to different positions, both forward and aft as well as up and down. They are very comfortable (think lawn chairs). Stability was a big issue with me. I wanted something I could stand up to fish in and it's certainly possible with this kayak. I usually use the boat solo so it has lots of room for gear and long legs. It's a tad heavy, but still very maneuverable and plenty fast. Weight is not too much of an issue for me as I either leave it on the dock or simply put it on a kayak cart and put it in the boathouse. These are nice boats and cost more, but offer more features; are more comfortable; and very well built. Check with Lonnie Carden at Southern Trails in Wetumpka as he is very knowlegable and offers several brands. Offshore Marine across from Russell on 63 sells kayaks as well. Good luck and have fun shopping!





Name:   lakeguy - Email Member Reply
Subject:   Kayak or canoe?
Date:   6/21/2016 9:27:05 AM   IP ADDRESS: 97.85.30.173

Great information--and much appreciated!





Name:   Ulysses E. McGill - Email Member Reply
Subject:   Kayak or canoe?
Date:   6/21/2016 9:52:56 AM (updated 6/21/2016 10:03:47 AM)    IP ADDRESS: 73.207.163.129

If you want a slightly different experience google Hobie Mirage drive Kayak and Hobie Tandem Island  (lots of videos avilable) . I Have a Hobie Tandem island and love it....but I also have 3 single seat kayaks in various brands and love those too. The hobie system is better for longer excursions and the ability to put up a sail is awesome.

 





Name:   lakeguy - Email Member Reply
Subject:   Kayak or canoe?
Date:   6/21/2016 10:18:37 AM   IP ADDRESS: 97.85.30.173

Thank you!

I'll check it out....





Name:   alatraveler50 - Email Member Reply
Subject:   Kayak or canoe?
Date:   6/21/2016 4:31:49 PM   IP ADDRESS: 75.137.196.248

I don't know squat about Kayaks but you might want to look at purchasing one from Walmart, try it out.  If you like it then look at getting a bigger/better one.  WM in Alex city had a bunch of them last time I was there. 

Also, I have a friend who has a 'sit-on' Kayak and she loves it. 







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