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Want to buy my first yak - recommendations

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Want to buy my first yak - recommendations

Postby LipperRipper » Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:10 am

Looking in to getting a good budget friendly fishing specific kayak. Not trying to break the bank (would like to be in under a grand for a boat, pfd and paddle). I've seen http://www.pelicansport.com/en/products/kayaks-2017/sit-top-kayak/strike-120x-angler and seems to be a nice, feature rich boat for the price tag. Anybody have one and can share their thoughts on it? Any suggestions for other kayaks to consider?
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Re: Want to buy my first yak - recommendations

Postby otownyaker » Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:52 pm

The 120 is a good yak for the price.
But if I was you I would take a look a jendas paddle sports used/demo section. All his demo boats are still in great shape.


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Re: Want to buy my first yak - recommendations

Postby Harpee61 » Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:38 pm

There is a lot of variables except one in my opinion: get the best seat you can afford.
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Re: Want to buy my first yak - recommendations

Postby Tonyb » Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:31 am

I've been looking into a nice fishing kayak this past winter. Currently have a pelican 10 foot which works well, BUT after 2 hours in the seat your legs go numb.

Also the other thing to consider is the weight. Bass Pro has a sit on top with a good seat that weights in at 100 pounds. Yikes! price is 650 US
http://www.basspro.com/Ascend-12T-SitOn ... ct/170284/

So, my list is either of the following two:

Pelican Catch 120 with a great seat, weights 69 pounds and takes up to 400 pounds of fisherman. And it is Canadian made. See Canadian Tire and Sail for this. Price is 999 Cdn. https://www.sail.ca/en/pelican-premium- ... 5?___SID=U

Perception Pescador Pro 120 Kayak which is the lightest at 64 pounds, also a great seat , looks great (very sharp) and takes up to a 350 pound fisherman. This one is made in the USA. Price is 999 Cdn. Find it at Sail here in Ottawa,
https://www.sail.ca/en/catalogsearch/re ... +Pro+Kayak
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Re: Want to buy my first yak - recommendations

Postby ChrisCool » Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:10 pm

Wilderness Systems, hands down
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Re: Want to buy my first yak - recommendations

Postby Walker » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:43 am

Pungo 120 , hands down , by Wilderness Systems.
As the fish say

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Re: Want to buy my first yak - recommendations

Postby Gord » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:42 am

Gotta love the Pungo 120 by Wilderness Systems.......classic yak attack! :D :)
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Re: Want to buy my first yak - recommendations

Postby EagleEyesFlash » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:40 am

There's only One ultimate human powered fishing craft. Hobie Mirage Drive Pro Angler !
Lots of new peddle drive models out, but still feel the back and forth motion of a mirage drive is superior to
circular motion, easier on the back too. Hobie has a new economical model for 2018, the Compass, might be worth checking out.

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Re: Want to buy my first yak - recommendations

Postby BC FD » Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:39 am

Check the store at Fairlawn plaza.
Bought a Wilderness Atak 140 beginning of November last year, 1/2 price new. I think it was reg.22000n for $1100.
From what I have seen, best seat going. Might be more than you want to spend but half price was a great deal for me.
My wife likes this boat for cruising around when we are camping with one of her nephews in the back.
I like it for fishing down south in Charlotte Harbour.
Lots of room and easy to paddle.
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