How much should someone spend???
Hi, I'm new to the site and I am just getting back into WW kayaking after about a 12 year hiatus. I was wondering how much you all think someone should spend on a good enough quality used WW kayak if they are just getting into paddling. I have a NECKY RIP which is probably 15 years old, but one of my friends needs a boat. I figure he just needs something to learn in and use for 1-2 years till he gets good enough to warrant a new boat purchase? i have heard of people getting boats for $100 or less and I have seen many on this site for $200-$300. how much should he spend to get a boat which will do the job for him? he will be doing class II-III around here and probably not much playing. We are in Cleveland Ohio so there are no real good rivers and no WW shops that I know of within 3 hours so visiting the local shop is not an option. Although when we can find a good shop "somewhere" we plan on making a day trip out of it. At this point he plans to just order one. Maybe from someone on this site. Any opinions, boat suggestions or ideas would be much appreciated.