Kayaks - what is really needed?
Freaky deaky how much time it takes to find the right vessel for your vibe. I just wanted a kayak that was small - like 10'. Weighed something insignificant - 53 lbs. Was a super cute color - I'm calling it cucumber (The Cuke as in fatty speak). And, that I could literally flip and flop about the marina in. No fear. No hesitations.
I ain't looking to traipse the damn Congo in the thing. I like sneaking up on peeps. Peering into situations. Observing from up close and afar with nobody none the wiser. A nice cup holder will do as well (full of something saucy of course). Couple of hatches to stow some things in. Sleek and sassy. And, I dig the sit on top. I'm claustrophobic you know. Can't be trapped down low - which means a full flip and near death experience for me.
I tried out one this weekend - a pals pal had it for sale. 14' of super fast, super white insanity. I was flying in about 2.2 and literally slid straight up under a 50' catamaran. Just cruised on thru. God help me. Was a good deal - but more next level kayak. I need the baby girl that's gonna have my back.
This one arrives on some giant 18 wheeler this week - and will be put to good use this summer and onward. Have you ever seen a more adorable kayak? I can strap it to the roof of my Land Rover and head to Baja - no problemo. I can haul about in the water with my Whisper Light paddle. I can step off the back of the FLO directly onto it. I can lock it down on my sailboat easy peasy. Guess I could bench press it at 53 lbs :)
Tarpon Wilderness 100. Love it.