Which of these 2 kayaks to choose ?
Posted by: old_user on Oct-05-12 8:18 AM (EST) Category: Kayaks
Hello all :)
I am new to kayaking, just moved to FL and we live right on a gorgeous lagoon. So, looking for a kayak that I can go paddling around in with my 6-yo son.
These are the 2 sit-on-top kayak options that I am looking at .... would like a nice stable kayak fus us begininers ;)
1. Coleman Voyager II Kayak. This one is listed at around $540.
2. Malibu two person kayak, retail $649 at West Marine.
Both of these are available on Craigslist ;)
Curious if you with more experience have thoughts on either models, given that I will have a child on board. Thanks :) Reeze
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Posted by: willowleaf on Oct-05-12 10:37 AM (EST)
They are pretty much the same. "Performance" is not much of an issue with these calm water, high stability boats. They are heavy, predictable and slow but that is really all you are looking for.
thank you :)|
Posted by: old_user on Oct-07-12 9:11 AM (EST)
The prices that I listed were store prices, they are on CList for $3-400 ... thank you for that !!
Both boats are fine|
Posted by: adbass on Oct-06-12 11:50 AM (EST)
Thank you :)|
Posted by: old_user on Oct-07-12 9:22 AM (EST)
Thank you - yes it is a Malibu 2 (as far as I know). Good to know re. rotomolded as one kayak lists it as such. I was not sure what it meant - told you that I was a novice ;)
Posted by: old_user on Oct-07-12 12:15 PM (EST)
For a good deal on a used package on Craigslist. While you are looking at ~500 kayaks. Paddles, dolly and PFDs can add another $300 easily and those are for crumby paddles.
Malibu II is fine |
Posted by: seadart on Oct-07-12 8:05 PM (EST)
Malibu II if it's an Ocean Kayak brand is fine to get started. It's a bit heavy and slow paddling with a child, but it's quite seaworthy and you can surf it if you want to. 300 -400 used around here.