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Ours are 9.5 footers from Perception Kayaks. Neka makes similar ones that are drier due to the bow flare and a bit of a deck. The plastic material is oyster/barnacle/rock proof and so these serve as our primary shore transport for hiking, shore ties and the like. The plastic is also very kind to the boat, ours weigh less than 40 lbs and are of the 'sit in' variety c/w skits for choppy conditions, rather than the 'sit on'.. some of those tend to have you sitting in a puddle half the time..
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)