Yay!! I got my new kayak and I am so excited. I’ve had a kayak for a couple of years now (check out my “Hobbies” page). Anyway, the old one is considered a touring boat. That means it’s long and narrow and used for longer trips- usually cuts through the water a little easier. On the other hand, it’s hard to carry and not as stable as some of the wider boats. After a suggestion from my Dad (he made it over and over), I decided to sell the old one and buy a new one.
I researched for a crazy amount of time. I’m so particular when I buy something that is expensive. I also want to find the one I’ll be happiest with once I’ve made the purchase. First, I checked out the Old Town Vapor. Rented it, tested it out…thought I was convinced to go with that model. Then, after a trip to REI, I was introduced to the Perception Prodigy. Love at first sight. No hesitation. I ordered it online and waited with anticipation. It finally came in and I took it out for it’s maiden voyage on 7/7/11. It was everything I had hoped it would be. You can expect me to post lots of pictures from future trips.