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Height and weight has a lot to do with what will work for you. Lakes or rivers is the other thing that would be useful to know. The Old Town Vapor rooster tail linked to would be a very solid choice. Nothing wrong with the Sun Dolphin if it fits you.
 

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Tell us more about yourself... Size/weight. And where you want to fish ponds, lakes, rivers, whitewater, bays, open ocean....

And what do you prefer... Speed, stability, storage, etc....

There's no one perfect kayak. Everything is a trade off. But unless we know more about you and your planned choices, all we're doing is throwing darts in the dark towards a wall that might have a dartboard on it.
 

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and budget. You started the other thread talking low budget. I am of the opinion that if you only have a small budget and don't see it increasing soon, you should go ahead and get something you can probably get the money back out of later. You will be fishing and learning in the meantime. The 10' SIKs are the low budget boats, but capacity is around 250#. With a 12' SIK, closer to 400# is common. And are you sure you want a SIK? They are typically cheaper, lighter and faster but most people prefer the SOT for fishing. I say this even as a cheap SIK owner who isn't disappointed in his boat.
 

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I bought an Ascend A10 as my first boat, due to budget mainly and not knowing alot about kayaks. I wish I had waited and got a 12' SOT. My A10 has seen a lot of fish and many a good time, but i struggle with the fishing aspect of the boat. I had to rig everything my self and am still learning how to do things to it. A SOT is just easier to fish from and can carry more gear, in my opinion. There are a lot of very reasonable priced SOTs out there. the new Ascends from BPS and those available at Academy.
http://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/heritage-angler-10-sit-on-top-fishing-kayak/pid-1036407?N=399276555

http://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/pelican-icon-120-x-12-angler-kayak/pid-751757?color=Red&N=399276555

http://www.academy.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_10051_1036412_-1?ICID=CRT:026052910P

Or you can stick with Sun Dolphin and go to a 12 footer;
http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/p...=21525976&cp=4406646.4413993.4414792.32954906
 

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i am 6 ft. 2 in. weight is 240 - and i fish on lakes right now it`s MOTT LAKE AND MCARTHUR LAKE on ft. bragg - i have a 11 ft. 6 in ascend i bought in DICKS - i just want another one so when my SON visits....
 

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I think the FS10 is a little bit bigger than the D10. The 12t looks really nice for the price. The only question I have about those seats is will they come through with a replacement when needed?
 
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