I learned something from JonSS that particularly aplies to me. I researched the kayaks for a couple of month and made a list of four possible choices based on their populasrity among fishermen, stability, speed, and price. My list came down to the following options: Cobra Fish and Dive, Cobra Navigator, Cobra Explorer, and Cobra Tourer. All these kayaks are known and used by fishermen out here and I knew that if did not like the kayak I could always sell it and recover my money. I came across a Cobra kayak offered for sale in lake George for $450.00 The price was exelent and I took advantage of it. As it turned out it was the best buy I made. The Tourer is an exelent kayak, is fast, stable and have lots of space. In adition, it can carry up to 500 lbs. I did not appreciated all these things until I bought the kayak and began to use it. So, my recomendation for you is to find a used kayak popular for its use among fishermen buy it, try it and if you like it keep it and rig it. If you don't like it sell it and get your money back.