Looking for a new boat. What's all the rage these days?

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Looking for a new boat. What's all the rage these days?

Post by DKWakulla » Fri May 10, 2019 2:29 pm

What are folks fishing out of nowadays? I'm sure the default answer is a pro angler, but I honestly don't like having something that heavy and/or expensive. Currently, I fish out of a Native Ultimate 14.5 with some homebrew mods and a rudder kit.
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Things I like:
Doesn't weigh a ton
Fast
Stable
Plenty of room

Things I don't like:
*very* difficult to stay quiet in
not self-bailing
is a literal sail in the wind. Seriously, with a little 10 kt wind Ill be going backwards in the time it takes to retrieve a spoon.

Paddle versus pedal, I really don't know. I see advantages in both. I do like the longer boats for the speed factor. Any suggestions?
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Post by jsuber » Fri May 10, 2019 3:35 pm

Loving my 2019 Hobie Outback.
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Post by bigboots » Fri May 10, 2019 7:59 pm

I have a WS atak 140 that Igot from Jeff,that is what I use most of the time. Really comfortable and stable . Also have a Native Ultimate 14.5 Propel that only had a chance to use a couple of times. And a Tarpon 140. Hoping to get a Hobie one of these days. Good luck with your search.

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Post by DKWakulla » Sat May 11, 2019 7:31 am

jsuber wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 3:35 pm
Loving my 2019 Hobie Outback.

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Is that a POWERED Anchor pole? Holy ****! Where did you get that?

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Post by Fishbaitbilly » Sat May 11, 2019 8:05 am

Glad you are getting back out on the water, DKWakulla! FYI, The Wilderness Way is having a sale right now on all, in stock, Jackson Kayaks, 20% off. The new Liska by Jackson sounds like it would fit in with what you are looking for.

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Post by salty gator » Sun May 12, 2019 7:59 am

DKWakulla wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 7:31 am
jsuber wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 3:35 pm
Loving my 2019 Hobie Outback.

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Is that a POWERED Anchor pole? Holy ****! Where did you get that?
It is a power pole micro
You should have been here yesterday

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Post by jsuber » Sun May 12, 2019 3:28 pm

What he said ^. I have the rechargeable battery that attaches to it and I can move it up and down with my remote, Lowrance Elite 7 or my iPhone
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Post by DKWakulla » Mon May 13, 2019 11:12 am

Fishbaitbilly wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 8:05 am
Glad you are getting back out on the water, DKWakulla! FYI, The Wilderness Way is having a sale right now on all, in stock, Jackson Kayaks, 20% off. The new Liska by Jackson sounds like it would fit in with what you are looking for.
Awesome. When I get back to town, I’ll take a look.

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