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Finding the right kayak when looking at kayaks for sale
Different types of kayaks for adventures on the open water
Originally, Kayaks were used by sea hunters but today they're widely used for recreational purposes like whitewater racing, surfing, kayaking on the sea, and fishing.
There are different types of kayaks to choose from with subtle differences and it's important to be aware of these when you're looking at kayaks for sale.
The most popular kayaks are whitewater or sea kayaks. Whitewater kayaks are maneuverable while sea kayaks are designed for stability and speed. Surf kayaks are used on the sea and have fin clusters at the rear like those on a surfboard, making them a little like a surf board to sit in! Fishing kayaks have wide beams for increased stability and to minimise the chances of capsizing. Many fishing kayaks can be equipped with outriggers, which fit on both sides for better stability. When you're looking for a kayak, you'll notice that the materials used to make a kayak influence the price. Plastic kayaks at the base of the price range are lightweight, buoyant and ideal for novices looking to sample the sport. Fiberglass kayaks are widely used by professional kayakers. Lightweight and sturdy, serious kayakers value the finer characteristics of fiberglass kayaks. Finally, the inflatable kayak is ideal for transporting and will pack up into a small bundle for carrying in the boot of a car or even in a large rucksack. This is great for recreational kayakers who value flexibility and convenience.
The distinct advantages to fishing with a Kayak
If you go fishing as a hobby, you may be tempted to try the sport using a kayak! There are distinct advantages to fishing with a kayak. First of all, a kayak is extremely quiet, which is great for not scaring the fish and creating a calm and pleasant atmosphere for a day out amidst nature. Also, kayaks are flexible and can go in and out of places that boats may not be able to access. Kayaks are also quicker than trolling motor boats and are very economical to use. You don't have to pay for fuel and maintenance costs are minimal. Also, you won't pay a mooring fee as you would for a boat. When it comes to covering distances, a kayak can travel a long way with minimal effort. Kayaks paddle more efficiently than canoes and are good in conditions like winds, waves, and changeable weather. Another huge benefit of owning a kayak for fishing is that it's easy to store, especially if it's an inflatable kayak. Simply dry it out, deflate and store in a cupboard or garage etc. Inflatable fishing kayaks are easy to pack up and go, while hard-shell kayaks only need to be tied to a roof rack or carried on a trailer so you can enjoy your sport with the minimum of fuss and the maximum of pleasure. Browse the range of kayaks for sale and find the right one for you!