Yes, Im a lazy river kayaker as well. Floating down the Mohican River in Fall is one of the best things one can do. Here in AZ, we are fortunate to have some great lakes and rivers with varying degrees of difficulty. Night paddling down the Salt River was a really neat experience.Whoa!!! That's pretty intense...
We done some lazy river kayaking this year. Back in the late spring we paddled under a bald eagle which was sitting high atop a sycamore then 5 minutes later had two wild turkeys swoop across the river from a tree on the high side to the bank on the low side.
Also saw about 6 blue heron, a baby wood duck, a kingfisher and about 30 turtles sunning themselves...
Just ordered an upgrade to my lake boat, getting a new Eddyline Sitka LT (14.5' day/light touring kayak). This one is a bit longer, slimmer, and considerably lighter than my 14' Jackson Journey. Kind of like new golf clubs, do I need it? No, but new and shiny is fun!
The kayak industry, like golf, is going gangbusters, and production is way behind demand for a lot of companies. My wife ordered a new Eddyline, the slightly smaller Sitka ST, getting a special 50th anniversary model, and I think she was feeling guilty about this being her third or forth new boat since I got my last new one, so I let her talk me into getting a new boat too. We were able to get mine added to the order hers is coming in on, so it will get here in mid-April, instead of sometime in June.
New shiny red Eddyline Sitka ST on order, be here in April:
nice looking boat! I've always had SOT's, but I like the looks of yours. Probably not ideal for fishing set up though. I saw some ads from BKC (Brooklyn Kayak Co), for rather inexpensive one outfitted for fishing, with rudder e.t.c. for under $900, but then I would need to buy a car top rack (2019 Hyundai Sonata PHEV). Not sure I really want to spend that much. I am tempted however. Still skittish about going BTB. Bay/lagoon would be okay though.
Those are beautiful, enjoyThe new boats are finally here! I got the red Eddyline Sitka LT, and my wife got the purple (special 50th Anniversary Edition) Sitka ST. The first picture perspective is off, her boat is actually a bit smaller than mine, a little shorter at 13' 9", mine is 14' 6"and hers is a bit narrower. Took them out Sunday on a local reservoir, ended up paddling with three other Eddyline owners, we looked like we could have been making an advertisement for Eddyline out there.
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