Posted by: scorpion5 on Feb-09-13 8:34 PM (EST)
Best advice is go to a Kayak store and test a bunch out. After you pick what you like then start looking for the best price. There are a lot of kayaks that are similar to each other(meaning some you pay for the name and some you don't). You should be able to pick up something that works for $500.00 without paddle and PFD. I know that in Missouri the Alpine shop has certain days where you can go to a local lake and test out a lot of kayaks.