Are you anticipating a change in weight?
Posted by: Celia on Jun-18-12 11:03 AM (EST)
Sorry if this was asked and I missed it, but the responses managed to get into other territory...
Anyway, I would suggest used and plastic (cheaper and more easily abused) if you are figuring that paddling is a route to your losing weight. Use a cart to move it around, and you are being advised to go long enough a nice set of rollers or a blanket will allow you to slide it up and down from the car roof without carrying all the weight. If you can find one cheap enough, you are always left with a "guest" boat that is likely to be hugely stable for occasional company paddling.