Thanks for the reply. I ended up missing out on a great deal on a Remix 59...my fault.
I ended up buying an old Eskimo Salto w/nosecap for $50. The outfitting is likely to need replaced if it's a good fit for me. It's in Durango and I'm trying to figure out how to get it to Gunnison at the moment. Will pitch in gas money for someone heading my way.
Other boats I was/am still considering:
Dagger Mamba 7.5, Riot Big Gun Expedition, Embudo....
Wavesport EZG 50, Jackson Hero, 2Fun/Fun
I am going to order Whitewater Kayaking: The Ultimate Guide to read as I go along.
Anyone recommend anything else resource wise. I plan on hitting possibly a lake on Sunday and a pool hard on Tuesday. I might be able to demo some newer kayaks from Western State on the cheap.
I still need to get a knife, whistle and throwbag too.
Thanks for the replies.