Looking to sell my son's small boat and get 1-2 kayaks instead. He feels more comfortable with kayaks than trailering the boat. Looking at a million different options it seems, and have read numerous articles. Narrowed it down to sit on top in the 10.5-12 ft range. Will have a trailer so weight of kayak not an issue.
Leaning towards a pedal option as it will be easier to move around while fishing. I've read about the issues with skinny water, breakage of parts, weight, weeds, etc. Any other negatives with the pedal option over a paddle? Seems like it would be easiest to fish out of one of these if the water is 3 ft or deeper and mostly clean, true?
Anything else I don't know that I should? Besides options on electronics, lighting, rod holders, etc. is there anything that makes the expensive yaks better than the others? I'm fine spending up to $2000 if it's worth it, but if I can get 2 kayaks that are $1500 each over 1 expensive one, seems like that would be the way to go?
I appreciate all the opinions and input. Thank you!