I've known a few P & H kayaks around here, but most boats are locally sourced, generally. If I see a Mariner (Brose Brothers), I figure the paddler is from Seattle; an Eddyline is probably from Anacortes or elsewhere in the Skagit valley; but here in Bellingham, many kayaks are Canadian--Seaward, Nimbus, Necky, Current Designs, and others. One of the long-time members in our club started building kayaks a few years ago, and his boats are highly prized, locally (the man is a genius at composite construction and materials). And many regional kayaks are from Pygmy in Port Townsend, including my own (a Coho model). These are stitch and glue ocoumi plywood kit boats, and are very nice. Mine is over 20 yrs. old now, and is showing its age.From one kayakguy to another, all the best. Heal up completely and carry on, a little wiser for the experience. Lotsa posters here may not realize the outright life threatening fun hobbies both sea kayaking and bicycling can be! I have a good feeling that you've employed situational awareness to every kayak trip you've taken. Going forth, my belief is that those skills will translate over into your ebiking trips going forward after this.
In the meantime, a couple pics for ya. The first is a nice sunset on a bitterly cold Delaware River at Bordentown, New Jersey, the hat hiding my Werner Kalliste carbon fiber paddle. So cold that the ice was rapidly forming to where the next day, the Delaware was completely frozen over in the middle photo, following a sub-zero degree night. And the third pic is the same spot as in photo 1, after a warm front and rains came in and melted and washed everything away. Situational awareness though.....as the water was still an icy 32 degrees or slightly above. Dry suits required. P&H Vela kayak, fiberglass construction, skeg, paddle float and all around navigation deck light..... I hurt my left shoulder, torn ligaments; and that brought me first to my fat bike and later, the Haibike Full FatSix....and now this forum and this thread. So, from one kayak guy to another..... our boats and bikes await our return.
With several different friends, we've done the bulk of our cruising on the Vancouver Island west coast, and a couple of extended trips in the Bella Bella area (inside passage)--but nothing in 2020 due to border lockdown. This little ditty employs local native place names: "When the boy from Bella Bella met the girl from Walla Walla, his heart went Hamma Hamma, and his teeth went Klickitat"
I agree with dry suits, expensive as they are. The waters around here are bitterly cold, even in summer, and I'll wear mine even on a hot summer day. The Gore-tex works so well, that I'm comfortable after paddling for 20-30 minutes (sweat a lot early on, though).