ive bought a mini x from cheltenham canoes and am very pleased with the stability of it.im 6'2'' 107 kgs and its so stable and paddles to a good speed.would require a hell of a lot to capsize this yak.
Hi Zebra, I'm based nr Barnsley, about as far from the sea as you can get! I love the West coast, particularly NWales and Anglesey, so I'd be up for meeting other members anywhere in that area. I'm 6'2" and 15st +, I was thinking about buying a Ocean Big Game for stability and carrying capacity, speed isn't too important to me (just now). What do you think? Regards Mick
Mick keep an eye on the forum we are working on a special day at piranha in runcorn soon where we have many kayaks at our disposal as well as the members bringing along there kayaks its a great chance to try out many different types and makes of kayak out in relative safety of still water it will give you a good chance to try out many different yaks it cost nothing to come to and you will have a good idea of the difference in the yaks by the end of the day
hi mick. zebra's quite correct, try as many as you can before taking the plunge. i'm 105kg and find my prowler 13 more than big enough as would most kayaks be, its not just about the carrying capacity of the yak. i've since tried other (smaller) kayaks and would probably have bought them in preference to my prowler if only i'd tried them out first, the big game may be what you settle on, but your more than welcome to try my prowler 13 if your ever on the north wales coast
hi. this is my first posting,just bought a new torque electric trident 13 from the boat show,and only had negative comments,like its not a proper yak if you dont paddle it,but for the record,how many of us are fishermen who use a yak,i dont know any serious yak people who fish,just getting it rigged at the moment,all that money and not a rod holder anywhere?,if it goes anything like my trident 11,i will be happy,what do you think about electric could they be a blessing or a curse,and do you think they might be allowed in matches,not as though i like matches,i think you have enough competition from the fish,hoping to get up stranraer in the next two weeks,so will let you know how it goes,if there are any meets going off i would like to know,and,let others give it a try. regards steve.
electric kayaks brilliant idea Steve i think there is a place for them. for us fishermen the kayak is just another tool in the kit bag to help you catch the fish if putting a motor on makes that a little easyer then why not i haven't seen the torque yet. there are several manufacturers producing kayaks with motors and i think we will see a few more doing this and why not . i for one would love the option of going electric while fishing anything that gives us less work has to be worth a try. it would be great if you would do a review for us with lots of pictures in our review section .
Hi Steve, Welcome to the forum mate. Yes I agree with Terry (Zebra) here. I think there is a place for the electrics if it encourages more to get involved and nip around the place a bit easier. Personally I'd like to have a go and see what like, but would be happier with a paddle on hand should electrics fail on me and if conditions change on the water. But I'm guessing you will have a paddle stored on the kayak anyway for this reason. Would be extremely interested in a review also Steve if you wouldn't mind. Sure other members would be interested also.