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headband10
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stable yak

Post by headband10 » Fri May 11, 2012 7:13 pm

Anybody know what the most stable kayak is? im looking to upgrade this summer and want to get something i can stand up and fish on

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Re: stable yak

Post by menzor29 » Fri May 11, 2012 7:44 pm

Malibu stealth, jackson cuda, hobie outback/pa, ocean kayak big game, there is a bunch just get to looking.

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Re: stable yak

Post by nolebasser » Fri May 11, 2012 8:34 pm

Ride 135, OK Big Game , Wavewalk, and I think the most stable of all is the Pro Angler.
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Re: stable yak

Post by Jizzo » Fri May 11, 2012 9:47 pm

Go to Black Creek Outfitters and paddle the Wilderness Systems Ride 135 or 115. You'll love em. :salute:
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Re: stable yak

Post by fishesfromtupperware » Sat May 12, 2012 4:08 am

Hands down, the Freedomhawk. Just try to turn it over.:-D

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Re: stable yak

Post by Lance » Sun May 13, 2012 12:32 pm

Fishesfromtupperware,
How well does the Freedom 12 paddle?

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Re: stable yak

Post by kayakling » Sun May 13, 2012 1:15 pm

Hey this is mine, it may be what you have in mind... http://jacksonville.craigslist.org/boa/3011748414.html
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Re: stable yak

Post by SRAces » Sun May 13, 2012 1:33 pm

I stood up and fished my Hobie Pro Angler about 75% of the time in that tournament wind yesterday while I had my SOP in the water. No issues.
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Re: stable yak

Post by fishesfromtupperware » Sun May 13, 2012 9:04 pm

Lance wrote:Fishesfromtupperware,
How well does the Freedom 12 paddle?
Actually, not half bad. I was half joking when I mentioned it as it is absurdly stable. But the one time I took one out, I was very pleasantly surprised at how well it paddled.

I expected it to paddle like a barge, but it moved right along without too much effort. I still don't think I'd choose it for long distance travel, but for shorter work it's definitely worth a look.
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Re: stable yak

Post by headband10 » Thu May 17, 2012 5:26 pm

Anybody have the mailubu stealth 12. i like the casting platform / baittank in the middle. Any advice about this would be appreciated

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Re: stable yak

Post by islandspeed2001 » Thu May 17, 2012 5:38 pm

You might want to consider the K12 that is being discussed on another thread.

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Re: stable yak

Post by Sheldon Plankton » Thu May 17, 2012 6:31 pm

Headband, I have a S12 and love it. The bait tank is a great thing, you can use it for dry storage too and its right infront of you and the side hatches are great. You dont need to rig the bait tank, it keeps mud minnows all day and with one of those bubble tablets you can keep live shrimp. It is super stable, I'm 6-02 250 lbs and have never joined the upside down club and don't want too, I even stand up on it. It tracks good granted I have a rudder on mine so it helps. You will hear that the gator hatch and side one take on water but that's only if you get good amount of water and even that I have only had a cup or two of water inside the hull. I spent like $10 and bought weather sealer and seal all three hatches now they are water tight.

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Re: stable yak

Post by mojofishin » Thu May 17, 2012 6:47 pm

Pro angler is a boat not a kayak. Look at the Ride and stay away from Malibu.

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Re: stable yak

Post by papatone8 » Thu May 17, 2012 6:54 pm

I too have both Stealths, the 12 & the 14, and I also have the X-Factor... all 3 are great kayaks in my opinion. The Stealth 12 paddles very smoothly, and with the casting platform, standing is very easy. When it comes to picking out a kayak for yourself, do the smart thing & try them all out. Remember, it's your butt that will be sitting it in, not all of us who are offering advice. Test paddle each yak, and make a decision based on your comfort level.

Mojo - seriously, still?

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Re: stable yak

Post by mojofishin » Thu May 17, 2012 9:07 pm

papatone8 wrote: Mojo - seriously, still?
You asked, so... I am entitled to my opinion and my opinion is, I wish I had two Ride 135's instead of one Ride 135 an one 2012 Malibu X Factor. The quality, fit and finish of the Ride is far superior to that of the X Factor. All one has to do is put them side by side. Yes, you can probably do worse than Malibu, but you can do a lot better too.

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