jwilkstn wrote:I was also thinking about this earlier today. I used to have a canoe and wish I'd have never sold it. I also once had a kayak and cannot imagine trying to haul gear and a buck out in that thing. It was hard enough just to keep everything reasonably dry while paddling. I have an aluminum bass boat that I've hunted from quite a bit on a local lake, but word got out about how good that hunting was and it's not worth the time and effort anymore.
I was looking at the Old Town 119, but one of those inflatable Sevylor models would be ideal for out of state trips
That's the problem with my kayak right now. It sits so low to the water line that you get wet. My dilemma is I want something for both bigger creeks and/or lake and smaller creeks. A canoe is great for deeper water but they need several inches of water to float. Probably 6-8 or more if loaded. It's also near 16 foot so not ideal for small feeder creeks. My kayak can go right over the top of a stick or log as long as there's an inch or two of water. It's only 10 foot and I can turn it around in really small creeks. I may end up getting a Nucanoe or another kayak for creeks and keeping the canoe for bigger waters.
The inflatables are neat but I'm just not sure about the durability of them in creeks with sticks and rocks.