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for anyone in the pursuit of bull gills on kayaks/canoes

Location: The U.S.
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Looking for info.

Would like some info on kayaks. I told myself never happen because your setting so low. Now I see they have done wonders with the seats so my interest is back somewhat. I would love to check into them as far as comfort which ones I should be looking at and maybe a propulsion system foot or small electric. Again Just looking for now with a couple back surgeries I want to look long and hard. Strictly for fishing.
 

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what kind of yak are you prowling around in? 58 Replies

Started by Brian Jones. Last reply by Jay Fogle Apr 12, 2018.

ON GOING REVIEW AND COMMENTS ON BASSPRO ASCEND D10T KAYAK 16 Replies

Started by Slip Sinker. Last reply by Mark Sleeper Jun 14, 2016.

Kayak Kart Ideas 2 Replies

Started by Slip Sinker. Last reply by David, aka, "McScruff" Dec 4, 2015.

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Comment by Leo Nguyen on June 26, 2016 at 10:34am
Ken, I've recently did the Navy lights mod to the two kayaks of mine. Posted on FB. If you need full info and photos, let me know. I have both 6-LED side markers and LED strips type installed, including stern lights.
Comment by Mark Sleeper on June 26, 2016 at 10:11am

Hi I have the Yakattack Visi carbon pro light, when I bought my new Jackson Big RIG kayak, I asked what would it make my kayak legal at night, and also the orange flag for day time to show up, the flag is removable. this was on my kayak when it was on display it was x tra but worth it.

Comment by Slip Sinker on June 26, 2016 at 9:51am

anybody have navigation light and anchor light solutions on their kayaks they are willing to share?

Comment by Bill Toney on March 19, 2015 at 3:17pm
I'm looking for a fishing buddy who lives somewhere near Statesville or Salisbury, NC who kayaks and likes to fly fish or ultra light fish. I don't check this forum but ever so often, but e-mail me....drbilltoney@gmail.com
Comment by Andy is OptiMystic on March 5, 2015 at 2:38pm

My thinking in the yak I am building is very similar to Jason's - it should be about the perfect yak for everything I do, except for a couple of exceptions - since it is fiberglass, I still want the plastic boat for banging around in rocky water and there are times I will be willing to haul it a little further to get to water. I also will have it as a loaner/buddy boat. My shoulders and knees seem to be on the same degradation schedule (and actually a knee has required surgery and just shots in shoulders so far) so I don't know that pedaling will be any easier. At some point I will probably have to trailer a little skiff but until then I will paddle.

Comment by Jason Preslar on March 5, 2015 at 1:55pm

I may have divulged this info in the past but if so...oh well. I've got a 12' Perception yak. Love it. I've posted this on various other forums but i'll say it again: I don't see where I'd ever need anything else. Maybe if all I did was back my pickup to the water's edge and slide it in I could use the peddle type. Not happening though. The weight is a huge factor. My yak weighs in the neighborhood of 60lbs. Stable, light and plenty of fast for me. Yes....I'm still alive. I know it's been a while since I posted. 

Comment by Andy is OptiMystic on March 5, 2015 at 10:30am

BTW, I think shorter boats are quicker but not faster. In my 10' yak if I were to race a longer boat they would almost certainly pass me because I can get up to 3-4 mph almost instantly with the lighter weigh and lower friction of a smaller wetted surface area. But then different physics kick in and my hull speed is limited; the longer boats can go faster.

Comment by David, aka, "McScruff" on March 5, 2015 at 10:17am
Unless your trekking or need to make long legs over big water, 12' is the best compromise.
Comment by Andy is OptiMystic on March 5, 2015 at 10:15am

That's why I will keep my 10' cheap plastic yak after I finish my nicer fiberglass one (12'6" that will be close to 60#). The little plastic yak is 39#. If I was taller, i could holster it... :)

Comment by Ray Ditzenberger on March 5, 2015 at 10:09am

I have 13.5 Wilderness SOT that the spec sheet says is like 75#. I am telling you that this thing is 'heavy'. I carry it in the bed of my PU and back down to the water and pull it off into the water and use a rope tied to the bow to pull it to the side of the ramp. If you want something light get a Kevlar canoe but they ain't cheap. Solo boats can be quite light however. I believe yaks are safer and definitely so in big water. Peddle yaks are great for fishing but are very heavy and for many will need to be trailered. Most are well over a 100# and expensive and the mechanics can be unreliable. I wanted a stable boat so I could stand up and fly fish but I have never done that yet. I kinda wish I had a shorter faster boat. You can translate that as lighter.

 

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