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Old 03-18-2007, 10:13 AM
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Been playing with the idea of buying a yak and in looking around, came across the above "vessel"... it's designed for fishing, relatively light weight (44 lb for the 12 footer), has a pontoon hull design (coved upwards in the middle) for stability...it actualy allows one to stand and cast...even has a drop down keel for tracking and can come equiped with an anchor/pulley system which can be back mounted and controlled from the seat.....seat is high backed with much built in support and even designed to keep your legs in a slight downward position for comfort.
My only concern is...does it give a wet ride if seas are a bit rough......although it is a sit in design, there is no bow or stearn covering...only 2 support cross bars......open cockpit like a canoe.....this affords easy storage of gear and paddle when not in use.....but???
Has anyone used one....any comments + or - ????
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Old 03-18-2007, 10:25 AM
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I think I am going to pick one up this year, just trying to secure a test ride somewhere but I like the design a lot. Perfect for what I am going to use it for as I have no plans for a open water ocean vessel but I am sure this boat could still do it in a pinch.

You can buy add ons to add a spray skirts in the front, back and middle. Go to orvis and type in kayak and you can see what it looks like. They sell an orvis branded one all tricked out but it is more expensive than if you just bought one yourself and bought the accesories yourself.

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Old 03-18-2007, 03:55 PM
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Thanks Sean....I agree, it's looks like it would be perfect for salt ponds, estuaries, rivers......I would consider using it for Monomoy/SB area on a decent day....the sides seem higher than a conventional yak.....my only question re bow skirt is, is it on a forward slope to keep spray from coming into the cockpit?.....going to check that out. I love the idea of standing and casting in shallow water over the edges of flats......their web site is good, shows pics of various uses...check it out.
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Old 03-18-2007, 06:50 PM
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I have been looking at the same thing. Have deater here in Up-State NY that expects some in by end of month and am going to do some serious looking. Probably won't be until water warms up before I try but that looks like it is the way I am going to go also.
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Without options around $800 with tax. The big O wants $1600.

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Ron, you want one of these fish spotting machines.



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