Hey all, So I have been getting into canoeing (just leisure with friends). First off I am trying to decided if I want a canoe or a kayak. I have done a lot more canoeing than kayaking. I guess I have a bad taste about the kayak because every time I have been in one, the water are super choppy and has me bouncing all over the place.
Canoe is nice because you can load it down on weekend long excursions (I have done a few of these and plan to do more), you can also stand (depending on the water conditions) and stretch if you have been sitting a while. Its also a lot more stable in the water. The only thing I dont like is how much they weigh. I just had to load my friends 10 ft 40 something lb. Old Town canoe by myself in the back of the truck which was about 200 ft away on the top of a hill. wasnt too fun.
Kayak: its light, fast, not very comfy (the ones I have been in... i have long legs and knee issues, gotta be able to stretch every once in a while). There also isnt much room for storage.
Im leaning towards the canoe but can someone tell me more about the kayaks? If you own one, what do you have? I would like something that I can easily throw on my roof and head down to the river or lake and screw around by myself if no body else is with me. What about a sit on top kayak? How are those as far as stability? im not at all concerned like some people about getting wet.. i mean... im on the water... most likely I will be jumping out and swimming.