Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Me, A Boat Person?
No way, right?
I'm the type that likes to BEFRIEND people who have boats!
I'll bring the hoagies, the Meister Brau....every time. You just keep paying the slip fees and whatnot!
But now we live about 500 yards from Long Island Sound AND we have good access down there via a neighborhood beach. It's got a dock; a place to store small watercraft; a swing set; etc.
I'd be nothing short of a complete Moron to live here and not take advantage of this beautiful body of water.
So I've vowed to get either a canoe or a kayak as well as some fishing gear (but for shore fishing). I actually already have a couple of rods but am not sure they are suitable for fishing in the Sound. I grew up a freshwater fisherman so I'm ignorant in matters of saltwater.
Anyways. I'm surfing Craigslist looking for a kayak or canoe but I have no idea even what exactly I should be looking for. A 2-person kayak or a solo? What kind of material/brand? How much I should pay? Etc.
I even just read now that kayaking WAS NOT for people with bad backs. Really? Even if done with good form?
I've got some research to do so any help would be appreciated.