Kayak advice, please?
I'm thinking of buying a kayak, but I don't know much about them. I would most likely use it on the Brazos River near my home. Most of the time, the river flows very slowly and is fairly shallow. There are some small lakes in the area that might be suitable, but I'm not sure. Also, I would have to carry/drag the kayak about 100 yards from my vehicle to the river, and vice-versa, so weight is a consideration.
I was al Walmart earlier today and they had several kayaks on display. They ranged in price from about $150 to $400. It seemed that the price was based mostly on size. The cheapest of the lot was only 8 ft. long, while the more expensive ones were a bit over 10 ft.
A friend of mine has a couple, and he gave about $1100 a piece for them, so there seems to be a wide discrepancy in price.
What would you look for in buying a kayak, especially if you don't really know if it will be used much?
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