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.
And many factors play into whether you want a short boat or a long boat. A touring boat is fine for many things, but there are lots of places I'd just soon have the 10 to 12 footer, especially slow rivers, small lakes, and such.
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