New to Kayaking
Posted by: old_user on Nov-05-12 9:02 AM (EST) Category: unassigned
HI, in Nebraska here, and looking at our first kayak. Will be on local lakes, just to use while camping. Looking for a new addation to what we enjoy, running, cycling, scuba. Married 59 and 55. Looking at the Pango 120 is this a good choice? Thanks for the hlep.
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Pungo is good|
Posted by: jimyaker on Nov-05-12 10:19 AM (EST)
Check the weight ratings, but that is a fine rec boat.
How extensive on the camping?|
Posted by: Celia on Nov-05-12 10:21 AM (EST)
Never tried one but...|
Posted by: ByronWalter on Nov-05-12 10:24 AM (EST)
...the 120 only has a rear bulkhead whereas the 140 has both front and rear compartments. These will facilitate carrying your gear and, more importantly, provide buoyancy for when you take your eventual swim :)... it is a water sport.
Posted by: ShadyClip on Nov-05-12 10:34 AM (EST)
Find a local kayak shop|
Posted by: willi_h2o on Nov-05-12 10:51 AM (EST)
Sitting in a kayak, on the floor of a shop,
Posted by: jimyaker on Nov-05-12 2:21 PM (EST)
I took the OP to say they were looking for a boat to use when out camping near a lake or river -- NOT that they wanted to camp from the kayak.
Posted by: Celia on Nov-05-12 2:34 PM (EST)
And yeah, it does look like they are saying more of what you got than what I responded about. Of course if you are out there and encounter a pond to pond type option, like in sections of the Adirondacks, more portability could start to look good.
I have to chuckle|
Posted by: sapien on Nov-05-12 11:10 PM (EST)
when some on this board try to steer everyone toward an "expedition" kayak, when 90% of the market doesn't want or need that. Nebraska ain't exactly sea-kayaking country... you can eventually step up to that sort of boat (even just rent one) if you someday want to venture into bigger waters.
Take a look at Inflatables|
Posted by: tsunamichuck1 on Nov-05-12 11:22 PM (EST)
A qood quality inflatable like an Aire Sawtooth or Innova Sunny will give you the same or better performance at less cost and no need for roofracks. check out www.theboatpeople.com
Oh, you meant an inflatable BOAT|
Posted by: pikabike on Nov-06-12 12:18 AM (EST)
nm but hee hee
Posted by: Kudzu on Nov-06-12 4:57 AM (EST)
Posted by: shiraz627 on Nov-06-12 5:27 AM (EST)
Is a good popular rec kayak. Look to see if you can find any used ones which often come with a paddle and/or a pfd thrown in. You can tell how old the boat is by the last two digits of the serial number, such as 10 would indicate a boat manufactured in 2010.