During this stormy weather, I've been shopping around for a lighter weight SOT kayak for quick and short go-outs. I've poured over the specs and reviews of all the better short SOT fishing yaks, and have decided, that if I actually get one, it will likely be a Malibu Mini-X. They are about 9' long and weigh in at only 40 lbs. That's about as light as you will find in any of the better made poly SOT fishing yaks. And you can stand up in them to cast, as they are pretty wide and stable. Not meant for paddling great distances, these excel for short go-outs from the beach, and perhaps river fishing. I was also looking at Malibu's new "Stealth 9" but it weighs 8 lbs more, and that would defeat my intended purpose of finding a decent SOT that weighs 40 lbs or less. Hmmm...I wonder if anybody out there has a used Malibu Mini-X in good condition that they want to sell?