When you are seeking kayaks for sale, it is important that you do some research before you actually buy your kayak. You have to make several choices before you even reach for your wallet, and you must ask yourself several questions. What will the main purpose of the kayak be? What brand, make and model should you go with? How much are you willing to spend? Are you buying first or second hand?
It is important that you look at all the variations of kayaks for sale because most kayaks are function specific. For example, when looking for a kayak for sale, you should ask yourself whether you wish to use it for white-water kayaking or still water kayaking. A sea kayak or an ocean kayak is built for calm seas and lakes, and have a focus on storage space, single directional paddling and comfort. On the other hand, a white-water kayak is designed for churning or turbulent water, and therefore these vessels rely on being mobile and easy to manoeuvre.
Of course, it doesn’t stop there. Kayaks for sale range in size, can have a capacity of one to three people, and have a range of storage capacities and hull shapes. The width of a kayak will impact its stability, and the length will have an influence on how well the kayak travels in a straight line. They are also made from a wide variety of materials, such as fibreglass, carbon fibre and aluminium. You will also have to choose between different paddles, such as the Greenland paddle, the European paddle or the wing paddle.
As you can see, it important to decide what type of kayak you want, because a wide range of makes and models exist. You must also decide which brand is for you. Some of the more popular brands which service the global sport of kayaking include DAG, Hurricane, Barracuda, Dagger, Cobra, Riot, Point 65’N, EXO, Prijon, Ocean Kayak, and Old Town, to name but a few.
You must also figure out how much cash you are willing to spend. The price of kayaks for sale will vary significantly, depending on the make, the brand, and also whether or not you buy first or second hand. You might pay up to a thousand US dollars for a new kayak, but second hand, properly functioning vessels can be bought off eBay for under a hundred US dollars.