I have kayaked down low-rated rivers with family rental kayaks (non-rolling, non-trick, etc.), for fun and relaxation a number of times. Now I live near a low-rated stretch of river where I can do a regular run for relaxation. From my reading a touring kayak would be fine. Problem is, (1) new ones go for a fair amount; and (2) I really have no idea whether I'd prefer something higher end.
Is a Dagger Transition going to be comfortable for half-day touring trips, both in seating and in maneuvering? A guy in my area is selling his for $350 (plus Werner paddle). Are they one size, e.g. that given at
(10'1 long, 24 inches wide, 38 lbs.)?
I plan to put this on top of my Honda Civic for half-day trips to the river.
Any input would be appreciated. All I've done so far is look at some new Otters for $250 at my local outdoors store.