Another "Looking for Beginner Kayak" Post
I've been doing a lot of searching and reading about getting a first boat. I know I need to demo as many as possible, but I'm just looking for a little help while I peruse through all of the listings. I don't want a brand new boat, I'd like something a little older (so it's cheaper). I don't want a creek boat, I want a beginner boat that will help me learn, not just a tank of a boat that will compensate for me. So, I'm looking for a river runner, or a maybe even a playboat/river runner that leans more towards running rapids than throwing flips in a wave.
I'm 6'2", ~165-170lbs with long legs. What are some boats that I should look for while glancing through craigs and the buzz. I've heard a lot of good things about the EZ, maybe a Big EZ for me. Also been looking at LL Lil' Joe's. What are some other older boats that I can pick up for a reasonable price and get me started? Thanks for your help, I know this questions is asked all of the time, and I've read through most of the postings on this topic.