Hi folks, first post here. It's a goto get my first Yak which would be used primarily for fishing lakes (Tahoe mostly) here in California. Perhaps a bit of surf. I've researched done the forums, the utubes on everything. My almost
final decision was a Revo 11. The weight (car top), and platform is what i wanted. Then i saw utube on the Hobie inflatables (is12) and starting questioning my choice. The inflatable 12 hobie, seems pretty darn good, stable in the water. I don't need a lightning fast boat, but trolling speeds with the mirage drive is a must. I know the inflatable is capable of a good trolling speed. I love the idea of being able to fold it up and throw it in the back of the car, instead of on top with straps, etc. etc.
I've touched and seen the Revo 11, but have called around to the various Kayak shops in the SF Bay area here to be able to actually hands on an Inflatable. Better yet, DEMO one. I am totally striking out on this and would love to be able to see one up close and personal.
Anyone know of anywhere in the Bay area where this might be possible?
Anyone have a bad experience with hooks on or in their inflatable?
How are these in higher winds and chop, and waves if you have to come back in from the lake and you're out 3 miles or so?
Any ideas or help is totally appreciated. I also want to thank all of you that have taken the time and helped educate me on kayaks. All info is good even if you don't use it, thanks Dave "beachpotato"