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I want to go kayaking but the local kayakers...
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I want to go kayaking but the local kayakers make it sound very dangerous to go alone. Is a canoe safer or a kayak, also I saw some kayaks at Walmart for 300 dollars is would I be buying junk if I got that or are they fine for a beginner?
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>>657487
Where? Ocean? Lake? River? Whitewater? Warm or cold water? Kayaking alone isn't necessarily dangerous unless it's rough water or open ocean but you should know what to do if you tip.

>also I saw some kayaks at Walmart for 300 dollars is would I be buying junk if I got that or are they fine for a beginner?
As long as it floats junk is better than no boat but you should have a look at used boats as well. Better not to spend too much on a first boat because you don't know what you like yet.
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>>657487
>walmart

do you even craigslist nigga?
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>>657487
I casually kayak on a calm lake every now and then. I bought a $250 kayak from Walmart, and it's served me well for about two years now, no leaks. It was a really good, cheap option that let me know whether or not I liked it. Stay far away from boats if you're going out on a popular lakes though, the wake can easily tip you over. Don't bring anything with you that you're not prepared to lose.
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Join your local canoe/kayak club, they probably have a club boat and set of paddles etc you can borrow for a while to see if you enjoy that, they will probably offer basic teaching/beginner sessions. Go along to these before you throw however much money at something that's probably a piece of shit. I did this last year and now I go every weekend that I can because I joined a club and actually have people that I want to go kayaking with.
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>>657487
Thanks for all the info guys
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Don't forget to paint your kayak or canoe black
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>>658177
Why would I do that?
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