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Hi all. I'm just starting to research kayak or canoe. I know absolutely nothing about kayaks, and not much about canoes. Just the Boy Scout canoeing experience, and a few trips later on. Of course that makes me an expert with canoes!
This will be for use in the ICW. It's pretty wide where we are, at least 1/2 mile wide, so it gets rough when the wind kicks up. We'll pick and choose our days though, so I'm not too worried about any rough water. Boat wakes probably would be more of a concern than the wind. My criteria include:
* Very easy to paddle
*Very stable (I know this probably is the direct opposite of #1)
*Holds 2 (or 3 is even better, if a canoe)
*Not too heavy, just to make it easier to move off the rack to the water. Not a big deal, though. It's not like I'm doing a portage with it.
*Cheap. This will sit out on a rack in a public park, so I'm not going to put much into something that could disappear on me. Plus I'm just not sure how much we would use this vs the boat. So it's a bit of an experiment. I can lock it to the rack, and it's a safe area. But it's still a public park. I'm in no hurry to buy, so if I need to keep an eye out for something used, that is fine too.
I'd appreciate your recc. on kayak vs canoe, and moreso on specific models I should consider.