The name speaks for itself, you sit on it rather than in it and are great fun for anyone wishing to get into the water with no prior experience. They are light and easy to transport on most cars and have virtually no maintenance. These canoes are very popular with people going on holiday and short weekend trips.
There are two main types of Sit on Tops. The Recreational sit on top and the Specialist sit on tops. The recreational sit on tops are great for messing about at the beach, lake or river. They are suitable for short trips, playing in the surf and just about anything. They can be bought as solo, tandem or tandems with a third seat depending on your requirements and allow great fun for the whole family. The Specialist sit on tops that are available have specific designs whether it be for performance surfing, longer distance touring or fishing from.
The length of sit on top kayaks range from 2.42m to 3.9m and prices vary from 299 to 499 brand new. Other things you will need in addition to your sit on top will obviously be a paddle. It is also highly recommended that you wear a buoyancy aid when you are on the water. In addition to these essentials, there are many accessories available to make your experience more comfortable and enjoyable including backrests, a paddle leash, seat and back pads, scupper stoppers and sit-on-top trolleys.
Sit-On-Top Kayaks have grown ever more popular and now have a large share of the Kayak market what they offer is great fun and easy access for all levels of kayaking and a great introduction to the world of best inflatable canoes. They are also a great introduction to the world of kayaking offering the beginner a chance to hone their kayak skills whilst enabling easy access to and from the kayak from a sit on top position.
By Steve Brig
Benefits Of Sit-On-Top Kayaks Over Closed Deck Kayaks
In the sit-on-top kayak category, there are kayaks for fishing, scuba diving, ocean and surf, touring and excursions, and general recreation. Some of these are considered specialty boats, but generally youll find sit-on-tops are designed for easy use.
I Am A Lady Kayaker
I personally enjoy a sit on top kayak, the material nowadays are very durable, I guess for a lady the weight of the kayak would be important , and also the width the wider the kayak is the safer it is, there are plenty choices out there.