Ocean Kayak Ambush

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Re: Ocean Kayak Ambush

Post by stacktester » Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:32 pm

How fast will she go Ron with the 40 lb thrust?

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Re: Ocean Kayak Ambush

Post by Nakamoto2 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:51 pm

I have gone full throttle with my little girl with me and had no issue against the current but the other day I had a friend fishing with me that is probably around 220lbs nd when we were coming back towards the Egans Creek bridge at the bait shop we were barely moving. If he as not paddling also we would have never made it back against that current.
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Re: Ocean Kayak Ambush

Post by Quake » Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:12 pm

You're going to need something ten pounds or better to hold down something that big! :idea:

Here's a few spares I have sitting around big enough to work. :lol:
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Re: Ocean Kayak Ambush

Post by Nakamoto2 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:18 pm

Our probably right, wasn't sure how a claw anchor would work out if I could get away with less weight to carry a round but still get some traction.
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Re: Ocean Kayak Ambush

Post by Nakamoto2 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:20 pm

Stacktester, do you launch you ambush via backing it into the water or use a cart?
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Re: Ocean Kayak Ambush

Post by stacktester » Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:05 pm

I usually take it to the ramp and drop it on the edge and put it in without dragging it too much. I did build a little trolley to use as well.

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Re: Ocean Kayak Ambush

Post by Nakamoto2 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:59 pm

Thanks, just wondering. It was easy to take it and put it in last time but when I had to take it out I felt that weight. I was just wondering if you had dragged this monster to an area that did not have a ramp or over the beach.
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Re: Ocean Kayak Ambush

Post by stacktester » Thu Nov 22, 2012 7:49 am

Ron, I have a bed extender so it.s not too bad getting in and out. I'm gonna try the trolling motor you suggested. Unlike the smaller fishing kayaks this one is a pita to paddle back in. Don't care about paddling out or flowing with a tide but it's tough sometimes if it's windy. I've seen some pretty powerful one's online.

Did you just buy your Ambush or selling. I saw one that looks just like your setup pn craigslist.

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Re: Ocean Kayak Ambush

Post by Nakamoto2 » Thu Nov 22, 2012 8:25 am

I was looking at selling it to see about getting something lighter but decided against it.
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Re: Ocean Kayak Ambush

Post by stacktester » Thu Nov 22, 2012 5:07 pm

I'm thinking about selling the Ambush. It's in great condition and I'd like to get $600 for it. If you know someone interested let me know.

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Re: Ocean Kayak Ambush

Post by Nakamoto2 » Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:29 pm

Is that $600 with everything, the seats rod holders, paddles, etc....
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Re: Ocean Kayak Ambush

Post by Nakamoto2 » Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:30 pm

What is making you deciding to sell it?
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Re: Ocean Kayak Ambush

Post by stacktester » Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:10 am

As much as I love kayak fishing I want something a little bigger to hold two people
E. It only has one rod holder mounted by the back seat area and it has one paddle. I really like the kayak and will probably regret selling it but I just need something easier to use for me and if my daughter wants to go.

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Re: Ocean Kayak Ambush

Post by Nakamoto2 » Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:40 pm

Did you ever post a picture of it?
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Re: Ocean Kayak Ambush

Post by Nakamoto2 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:47 pm

So it has been some time since I bought the Ambush so I figure it was time for a news post about the updates.
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Still have my Polar Bear cooler that keeps frozen drinks frozen for two days. Found this extra long crate, painted it black and added the pipe to hold the net or another pole. The cooler fits in their perfect and leaves room for my tackle or a jacket. Purchased the seat from someone off Craigslist.
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Replaced the round hatch with this one to allow me to store more. Now it allows a pretty big plastic container.
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Gave the new seat a little cushion with a hunting stand cushion.
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If you look at the original version it cam with a molded plastic seat that could be moved around. When Old town remade the kayak in 2009 they changed the seat with this one. So I contacted the company and even though they don't carry the kayak anymore they did have the seat.
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This is what the original looked like.
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