I'd like to improve my POS boat but don't know what boats are the next one to look at. ...
Is there any boats that meet these requirements:
Able to use in class l-ll and a possible lll if the water is really rolling.
Able to take a couple of hundred yards off shore. Wether it be the ocean or Santee cooper. Hopefully not getting caught by the nasty weather both places can get.
Able to carry overnight/weekend gear. I don't need much room as I have my camping gear super light and compact.
Is there a boat like this or do I need a different one for the river? I'd be searching for used. Just kinda looking for brands/styles to start looking at and reading about.
If it matters Im 5'7", 170#..
Hardshell Kayak Sail Rigs
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Posted by: Dmax on Jun-10-14 9:42 PM (EST)
Demo going on at a lake. Is there a site anywhere to find info like that? Then I could try different boats and maybe help in my discussion...
Kayak or solo canoe?|
Posted by: Yanoer on Jun-10-14 11:13 PM (EST)
Posted by: Dmax on Jun-10-14 11:29 PM (EST)
Posted by: magooch on Jun-11-14 10:02 AM (EST)
How much money are you prepared to spend?
is there a real deal?|
Posted by: slushpaddler on Jun-11-14 10:11 AM (EST)
I tend to agree with you but I'm not sure there's a crossover that meets all his needs.
Posted by: slushpaddler on Jun-11-14 10:13 AM (EST)
Your profile says tennessee. Anyone from TN able to help here?
Lots of boats|
Posted by: notso on Jun-11-14 4:56 PM (EST)
There are several sit-on-tops that can do all of that..
the crossover of my dreams:|
Posted by: slushpaddler on Jun-11-14 5:15 PM (EST)
Posted by: Dmax on Jun-11-14 10:15 PM (EST)
Looks like that is the type of boat I'm after... Someone asked about the budget and it is about 1200 for a used one maybe this fall. Then my wife needs a used one too. Maybe hers in the winter...
Posted by: magooch on Jun-12-14 9:45 AM (EST)
your chance of finding a Sterling in Tennessee is pretty rare and the chance of finding one for $1200 is even more rare.
Posted by: Dmax on Jun-12-14 10:47 AM (EST)
I was stating that it looks like I need to look into the crossovers. .. I know I can't afford the sterling. But it is a sweet looking boat.....
Posted by: Dmax on Jun-12-14 10:52 AM (EST)
I appreciate all of the feedback you have given me . I have also been reading the other threads started by beginners.
tell us what you end up getting|
Posted by: slushpaddler on Jun-12-14 2:34 PM (EST)
...and how it suits the purpose. It might help someone like yourself some day.