DarenN wrote:texron wrote: Thanks for the great answer, I would LOVE to move back to Oregon, maybe someday. Is there a particular brand that I should look for? Will I be able to find a kayak with all the features you mentioned above? it's been a LONG time since I looked at them. I don't remember "thigh hooks". What are they?
Thanks for all your help, I need it.
i don't know what brands you're going to find in your area. one highly thought of plastic kayak is the Current Designs Sirocco:
http://www.cdkayak.com/products/templat ... 8305515ed4
if you look at the pics in the link you will see the thigh hooks protruding into the cockpit openning towards the forward end. this kayak also has a deployable skeg. with the actuater on the side of the deck beside you, you can deploy the skeg to aid in tracking. helpful in quartering seas.
it should be a nice Kayak for $1,550...a little steep for me to see if I'll enjoy the sport. If I could find it for 50% of that...