Kayaks with pedals/drives vs regular Kayaks
Shouts out to my no-motor family. I have been upgrading my personal kayak(s) for a while now, started out with a river-worthy Pelican 10 footer, to a fishing style inexpensive 10 footer, to a 12'4" sit in angler kayak. I love my latest one, but am already considering getting one with some sort of propulsion. Fighting the wind/current/tide etc with a paddle while simultaneously trying to haul in the nice fish you have managed to catch is tricky sometimes.
I would like to hear opinions on the yaks with foot pedals. I would think its a no-brainer, kind of a try-it-and-you-will-never-go-back type thing (vs a regular kayak) but I was just wondering. I know they are more expensive, but can you also get really shallow with them? Do those pedals require much maintenance? Do they last?
Thanks a ton.