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captmallyboog
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new addition to the fleet

Post by captmallyboog » Sat Sep 19, 2015 3:55 pm

Pulled the trigger on a new Malibu Mini X from Strike Zone.
Dave and Archie are great folks to work with.
They have good prices and that causes me to buy too much every time I go there.
I have been wanting to get this yak for a couple of years now for a spare or short trip yak.
Now I need to get a seat, paddle, and rig up an anchor and trolly new stake out pole.
Maybe get a fish finder on it, not sure yet.
What have I done to myself again?
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bassman
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Re: new addition to the fleet

Post by bassman » Sat Sep 19, 2015 8:01 pm

Dig the malibu's, money well spent. I bet that thing will carry like a paddle board at 40 lbs.
"The two best time to fish is when it's rainin' and when it ain't"

captmallyboog
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Re: new addition to the fleet

Post by captmallyboog » Sun Sep 20, 2015 11:43 am

It's a lot less than the X factor for sure.
I am a little concerned about the possibility of having a wet butt if it rides too low for me.
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Re: new addition to the fleet

Post by JeffreyMcGovern » Mon Sep 21, 2015 4:27 am

They are sweet little boats. Light, easy to move around, stable, and fantastic in a creek.

captmallyboog
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Re: new addition to the fleet

Post by captmallyboog » Mon Sep 21, 2015 2:44 pm

I also like that the front hatch is watertight unlike the X factor.
I may just keep it in the back of the truck for a quick trip after work.
When I take the larger yak I look like a homeless person with all of the gear I end up carrying.
This will make me downsize the gear I bring.
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captmallyboog
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Re: new addition to the fleet

Post by captmallyboog » Mon Sep 21, 2015 9:18 pm

I need a new seat.
The one for my x factor is too long.
It covers the hatch by about 3".
Anyone know of a seat that will fit?
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captmallyboog
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Re: new addition to the fleet

Post by captmallyboog » Tue Sep 22, 2015 9:22 am

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Re: new addition to the fleet

Post by jtluongo » Tue Sep 22, 2015 12:55 pm

malibus are great yaks! I used to have one.

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