I am novice paddler, but an ambitious one. I am looking to buy an IK primarily to:
- Go on adventures in remote places; being self-supported.
Explore lakes, canals and maybe even protected coastal areas.
(Someday) go full on sea-kayaking.
My biggest concern is that I will not have enough space; currently I go expedition cycling and can easily fit my entire camping setup plus six days of food into 60lt of space excluding water.
I think realistically my trips will require 3 days max of supplies but the ability to do anything upto one week (food plus 6 gallons of water) would be preferable. To put my plans into perspective, my future plans (once I'm experienced) will be kayaking one of India's great rivers, or kayaking the coast of Baja California.
Any reasons I should be looking at another Kayak?
Looking forward to hearing from you,