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View Poll Results: Please Choose One
A)Ocean Prowler 15 0 0%
B)Hobie Quest 1 20.00%
C)Wilderness Tarpon 140 2 40.00%
D)Ocean Prowler 13 2 40.00%
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Old 05-10-2005, 11:27 PM
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Hi guys, I would like to know which of these kayaks would you get if you were puchasing a new one and you were 5'6" 140lbs. Please say why you chose that particular model. Also, the type of fishing you would be doing is river, lake, and ocean fishing. Thanks. :D

A)Ocean Prowler 15


B)Hobie Quest


C)Wilderness Tarpon 140


D)Ocean Prowler 13
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Old 05-11-2005, 11:45 AM
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You can demo all these kayaks and more this coming Saturday down in Brooklyn at Jam Bay Floyd Bennet Field. Instructors and reps will be there. If your going to do this I would suggest bringing a farmer john wet suit and some botties. If you have waders and plan on going into the shallows bring em. This way you will stay comfortable while you demo.
It will be Saturday at 9am. There will be over 100 kayaks taking off around 6am for the start of the tournament. That would be an awesome site. Look for a Prowler 13 in flourescent orange, and a goofy guy in a military brim hat, talks like he is from "Baston", talks too loud, and always has a smile, that would be me, Jeff. Say hello.
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Old 05-11-2005, 03:59 PM
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Thanks Riddler, hope to see you there. :D
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Old 05-12-2005, 11:27 AM
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Do just the new yak's have rod holders. And does the yak get tippy with a good size fish on. I love the idear but I am 62 years old . My wife said you kill yourself yet. :?: What do you think :?:
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Old 05-12-2005, 03:28 PM
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Sea sea rider, I have no idea cause I have never owned a Kayak before. I'm sure one of the experienced guys could answer your question. :D
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The Riddler will know.
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My wife said you kill yourself yet. What do you think
CC The wife is right :P :twisted:
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I would still like to try it
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Old 05-12-2005, 06:49 PM
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Id say give it a shot. My grandfather is 65 and he catches lots of fish in his kyak no problem.

~Good Luck
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Old 05-12-2005, 07:34 PM
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Go with the 13. All the boat you'll ever need.I'm 52 and I plan on kayakfishing till they dig the hole.Then again maybe I'll get buried at sea in my Drifter.Lefty
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Do just the new yak's have rod holders. And does the yak get tippy with a good size fish on. I love the idear but I am 62 years old . My wife said you kill yourself yet. :?: What do you think :?:
Only 'angler versions' / fishing models come with rodholders. Generally, you can add them yourself & save money. It's very easy. To mount a Scotty, it only takes a few minutes to drill 4 holes & bolt it on.

Tippiness will vary from yak to yak. Generally wider is more stable, but sometimes slower. Some yaks have more initial stability (how easy it moves at first), some more secondary (moves easy to a point then sort of stops) Beyond any boats secondary & you'll swim.
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