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  Perception Sonoma Airalight
  Posted by: Kocho on Aug-28-13 7:54 PM (EST)

-- Last Updated: Aug-28-13 7:59 PM EST --

These are 13.6 feet (there is a shorter version too) at about 40lb in the thermoplastic Airalight construction. They are a bit tippier than a typical rec kayak but even my wife as a first timer managed one on calm water. $5-600 used. Lack a front bulkhead but there is enough flotation for a rescue and then you can dump/pump (it won't sink on you). They are quite efficient swede form shape and fast for their 12 or so foot effective waterline length.

Here is a quick video from when I had mine a few years back. I still miss it even though I was a bit too big for it...

I would think the Eddyline Samba would be an excellent choice too, but more $$$

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