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    Wife is thinking about a kayak...anyone have experience with something like this?


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    Where will she be using it, and what is she fishing for?
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    Small water ponds and reservoirs....trout, bass, perch, bluegill....

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    Looks good for that.
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    12 foot sit-on-tops are a little wide and thus slow but stable for a novice paddler. Plenty good enough for ponds and not too windy reservoirs. That particular model seems a little expensive, especially with the quoted shipping fee. I prefer a conventional sit inside kayak due to lower center of gravity, sheltered legs from sun and wind, plus ability to shed waves staying dry once that wind does pick up.
    Now I being lazy guy use electric motors to push me around lakes Used hull was around $125, 55lb thrust motor plus rod holders, etc pushed total price up around $500. Car-toppable boats are great for trolling those back country remote lakes where a trailered boat can't go or launch. Power allows towing of other kayaks or a canoe full of camping gear and dogs, plus can motor back when strong winds want to pin you on down wind side of lakes.P7300558.JPG
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    Maybe jumping the gun...she just mentioned one...would rather find a 12 or 14 foot deep v aluminium boat and motor...I'm not much of a fisherman...if I can't shoot it or trap it I get bored pretty quick...

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    Try trolling with your beaver traps then Flathat, you can then shoot anything that comes back to the boat.
    Around here the same $670 for the Eagle Talon can often get a used aluminum boat, motor and trailer off-season. We have a few major lakes that require 4-strokes thus making older 2-stroke motors less valuable..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred View Post
    Try trolling with your beaver traps then Flathat, you can then shoot anything that comes back to the boat.
    Around here the same $670 can often get a used aluminum boat, motor and trailer off-season. We have a few major lakes that require 4-strokes thus making older 2-stroke motors less valuable..
    Ya...I found a 12 ft. Flat bottom with a merc 9.8 up and an electric trolling motor and trailer 10 miles away in 20 min of looking....asking 900, bet I could buy it for 750 or less...
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    Does your wife like to swim or at least take a break and wade in the shallows while she is out fishing? What time of year will she using the kayak? I have four kayaks that my family uses and they all have their strengths and weaknesses.



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    Not really a swimmer....wading I could maybe see...the fishing bug just re-bit her...
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