Not particularly shiny, but hey where else do I post this? I'm looking at getting a kayak. A little background info: we (me, wife, 2 kids-8&3) bought a house on the water. A kayak sounds like a GREAT time, and we (me and the wife-kids, not so much-yet!) want to get some kayaks to explore the bay. Now, I'd like to believe that my kids are going to be into this, and what we need are 2 x 2 person kayaks, but I took my oldest last summer, and she hated it. Well, hated is a strong word, but you know how 8 yr. olds can be:eek1 She's more of a bookworm than an explorer unfortunately.. Clearly, this is new to us. We need gear. We don't want to spend a lot of money because, well, who knows. I think we'll like this, but maybe not. I'm thinking Craigslist etc. to pick up the stuff. There are 4 of us, but that doesn't mean 4 of us will actually use the kayaks. Seems like a 2 person kayak will kinda suck if I'm the only one that ends up using it. I'm thinking of splitting the difference and getting 1 2 person and 1 1person kayak. Or, should I just get the 2x2person and hope for the best? Then again, the 2 person kayak will leave me room for a fishing pole and beer As for the basics, I think all I need is a kayak, paddle and life vests?? I don't want/need to overthink this thing. Put the boat in the water. Get in. Paddle off. Seems simple enough. Recommendations on kayaks/gear that can be had used? Thanks.