I am wanting to get into kayaking but not sure were to start. I played around last year on an inflatable, a Tomcat. It was fun but I want a hard shell. I have a kayak that I take out on the lake but nothing to take down the river. What is a good boat to start out with, where is a good place to pick up a used boat. Everything that I have found localy is for larger boaters. I'm right at 150 after eating icecream all winter. I want to be able to run From Texas Creek to Parkdale and the Royal Gorge one day, just not sure where to start.