I'm taking a 36ft boat up from Seattle to Kodiak this spring, and don't have any "Shore Recon rig," with me.
at home, I already own, an excellent 17ft Kayak, 14ft Canoe, 12ft Fglass rowing skiff, and a 12ft Zodiac,.... and don't want to duplicate something, just for this run
So, I'm in REI, and looking at these pretty stout little "Sit on Top Kayaks"
Looking around on the web, there's quite a market for them
I'll post a pic below (massive, hope you can see it) and here's the link
Has anyone used one,...in Alaska ?? They look pretty stable, probably some fun to use, in summer
Are they entirely too wet, for cold water use unless in a Drysuit ??
I'm just looking for another interesting boat, versus buying another small boat that I have at home
and need to get to shore from an anchored fishing boat, throughout SE Alaska
So, it's all flat calm paddling, for this trip,
have a kayaking Drysuit at home, so this might be fun in the surf later, around Kodiak in summer,...??
Are these just for southern California surf play, or what do you guys think?
my other option is one of the cheap little inflatable rafts, which seem soooo cheap, I can't justify it even tho it would be nice to roll it up and stash below decks, I imagine them taking about one or two landings on
a barnacle covered beach before they are a constant patch and pump deal
So, Here one is, about the price range I am in, less than $500 if possible