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Should I Get a Sit-on-top Kayak, or a Touring Kayak?

The wonderful thing about kayaking is that it's extremely easy to get started, and the learning curve is very swift. Though you could spend year mastering strokes and understanding water conditions, you don't have to know how to eskimo roll as soon as you get in the boat. Determining which type of kayak -- a [...]

Published On 12/30/2011
6:08 PM EST
Touring kayaks along a beach. Photo: mfairlady via flickr CC 2.0.
A kayak designed specifically for fishing offers stability and specialty accessories, such as rod holders and a hold for your catch. Photo: REI.
The author and her nephew in Newport Harbor, Rhode Island.