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How to Choose the Best Sit on Top Kayak
Selecting the right sit on top kayak for your needs is no walk in the park. With so many great options available, it’s critical that you know what to look for as you shop.
To get you started, here are the most important things to keep in mind as you choose your next sit on kayak.
The very first thing to consider before you buy a kayak is what you intend to use it for. As you can imagine, if your primary goal is to go out on a short afternoon paddle around the lake, your ideal boat is going to be different from someone looking to go on overnight fishing trips.
Once you have an idea of what you’d like to use your boat for, you can start to narrow down your different options based on their various features and designs.
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Rotatable seats provide many different seating postions
Ergo Seat covers are soft, silent, and replaceable
Flush and Ram rod holders and Tough Ball secure rods while catching
Rod tip protector can secure rods when you're paddling.
- Very compact and lightweight
- Multiple molded footrests for added maneuverability
- Small rear tankwell for gear storage
- Highly stable hull design
- Self-bailing scuppers
- Molded paddle cradle system
- Limited tracking ability
- Offers minimal secondary stability
- Seat is not as comfortable for long paddles
- Two tankwells and two hatches for gear storage
- Large assortment of footrests for different sized paddlers
- Versatile construction
- Wide width provides ample stability
- Affordable for a tandem kayak
- Low weight capacity for use as a tandem boat
- Limited tracking ability as a tandem kayak
- Great primary stability
- Retractable skeg for improved tracking
- 3 fishing rod holders
- Large rear tankwell can hold a fishing cooler
- Dry hatch for below-deck storage
- Fully padded and adjustable seat for comfort
- Somewhat heavy for a boat this size
- Limited secondary stability
- Affordable price point
- Stable and comfortable
- Lots of features
- Little standing room
- Limited capacity