I have the opportunity buy either one of these (or both) used and need advice on which would be best per my needs and experience....
Looking for something for inshore fishing in SWFL... want something versatile that can handle not only shallows, but also rivers and bays.
This will be strictly for fishing, however I would like to take it on recreational paddles as well.
Transportation is limited to a compact car, so unless I attach a hitch and trailer it (which is least preferable), I'll need to carry it on a roof rack. That said, is there significant weight differences/issues between the two?
I would also at some point plan to use a motor with it as well.
I have lifelong experience in motor boats.
For kayaks, I have none. I tested some paddle vs pedal and love the pedal for fishing, obviously.
Would the PA12 be too advanced for my level, or would I "grow" into it? My desire is to buy one and use it for a long period of time and not look to upgrade in a year or two.
I also deal with some low back issues, so I'd take that into consideration in my choice.
Based on my initial research, and without seeing either in person, I am leaning toward the PA12 for it's functionality as a fishing vessel. My concern is that it would be too heavy and bulky to transport, and too bulky to maneuver on the water, esp. in tight areas.
Thank you in advance for your advice and feedback!
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