Finally… I got a kayak! After various rentals I liked the Wilderness Systems Pamlico 160T the best. It seemed the most comfortable after a long day, and one of the more efficient. The seats (Phase3) are the most comfortable, that’s for sure! I can sit in those all day long with no discomfort!
Now I just need to practice my stroke to avoid injuring my wrist or elbow, both of which get sore with my novice stroke. I use my arms far too much — need to learn to use my torso!! My back muscles could use a workout anyhow since I work a desk job and sit all day!
I didn’t get the rudder, so steering will be an issue with much cross current, but I might add that later.