thats great mike if you decide to fit flush mounts go for the pyrana flush mounts they have a small top plate to them and would be a lot easyer to fit and get a watertight seal with the shaping of the top deck also i notice on the gunells the cut outs for some extra deck loops you can get them from neil at h20 he is on the main website on the left hand side www.northwaleskayakfishing.co.uk/ just click the h20 logo . you might have to remove the white insert from the hatch to fit a fishfinder transducer . i like the little drain hole by the hatch thats a great idea .
i dont think the scupper mounts are very practical i scupper mounted on a kayak i had and found that even though i was very careful the transducer still got a lot of scratches on it i think a rear bracket something similar to the way a rudder works which you can lower and retrive from the sitting position is the way to go with it .
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Hi, can you tell me when amd where your next meet is please? Am looking at buying my 1st yak and to be honest aint got a clue to what to look for, and if am paying £500 plus cant afford to get it wrong!. Any advice would be appreciated.
Hi wiggy we have held of a little this year on the meet dates we discovered that legally We are not covered to hold meets because of insurance and not having a fully qualified instructor present at the meets. a couple of us are in the process of taking our level 1 instructor courses it wont be long now and we will be fully qualified well in time for the summer . We will then be able to then put up the dates for the meets legally . Where are you based wiggy .
With the risk of sounding a hypochondriac I have a mobility condition which partially affects my ability to do things to the full. Up until recently I've been using a super stable, inflatable Sevylor Amazon for regular exercise outings in sheltered bays over the years. However the thing has now fallen apart and is unfixable. So as a replacement i bought a Cobra Escape which has turned out to be the wrong decision for me. At just over 15kg it's very lightweight to portage but offers no secondary stability whatsoever. I put this down to the very high seating position and the hull design. Primary stability is not much better either and I just don't feel at ease on it. Being tipped out for just moving my arm aggrevates my condition needlessly. And changing my hobby, well, that's unthinkable.
I need a short, lightweight (pref under 20kg) SOT that offers great primary and secondary stability that can also track 'wellish' but don't mind if it ain't as fast as lightening. I don't surf but it needs to be able to handle chop and a little swell as i do sometimes go out a little further out if I'm in the mood for it.
I'm 6'ft and 12st and with my dimensions and weight in mind, and my 500 quid budget, I've been looking at the Malibu Mini X. I also looked at the Perception Freedom but the length and little extra weight turned it into a no go.
Would the Malibu Mini X be my best bet for primary and secondary stability ?
Anything else out there ?
Last Edit: May 27, 2009 10:40:14 GMT -1 by dwighty