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chadwtts

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Which Kayak?
« on: April 21, 2010, 05:33:59 AM »
Looking to buy a yak. I've narrowed it down between the Ocean Kayak Prowler Angler and Wilderness Systems Tarpon 140. Does anyone have any advice and experience with these brands? Is there another brand that I should consider? I'm also looking into getting a fish finder for the yak?? Any advice would be greatly appreciated before I make my investment. 

yakfisher

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Re: Which Kayak?
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2010, 06:13:19 AM »
If you are diving you should consider the Ocean Kayak Trident. I have owned many kayaks and fished/dove from them. They all had good/bad points. The trident is in a class of its own for diving. It has a rod pod in the cockpit that will accept guns and even 7 foot one piece rods. Having the hatch in the cockpit makes all the difference. A big hatch up on the bow is a pain to retrieve gear from on the water. The Trident also has a considerably higher weight capacity for carrying a bunch of gear, fish etc. You can check out mine May 1st if you are going. I will have 4 or 5 different kayaks there. 

Offline Tim C.

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Re: Which Kayak?
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2010, 08:55:43 AM »
I have a 587ci fishfinder on my Hobie Outback.  It's coupled with a GPS--which I highly recommend with your ff.  You can mark your dive or fish sites with just a push of a button and have it right in front of you for easy access.  I still keep a hand held GPS stored in my hatch--just in case...

chadwtts

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Re: Which Kayak?
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2010, 08:48:04 PM »
Thanks for the input. I will check out your kayak on the 1st.
The Gps would be a nice addition to a fish finder.

chadwtts

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Re: Which Kayak?
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2010, 08:52:19 PM »
I just checked out the ocean kayaks on line again. What's your opinion on the Trident 13 or the 15?

 

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