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Reviews for Spitfire 9 Kayak by Emotion Kayaks


Rated: 8.25/10 Based On: 4 Reviews


Spitfire 9 Kayak by Emotion Kayaks

Length: 9' 0" - Width: 31.00" - Starting at: $379.00
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09-08-2014
Submitted by: W A SSend Email
Rating: 8 of 10

     Got this kayak from Cabela's bargain cave for $200 it's a great kayak for that price! I didn't want to make a large investment if I didn't care for the sport. I made a few modifications- flush-mount rod holders, anchor trolley & side carry handles. Also added bungee cord hold downs for a milk crate bought at the hardware store and mounted in the rear storage area. The included paddle keepers are really handy and it's great for fishing! Easy to make mods with pilot holes and the kayak handles very well and is stable in 2 foot swells in Lake Erie. It's a got a huge spot in the back for storage with a net and a smaller space forward with cords. There is a eight inch center hatch which has no baffles so gear can migrate all the way forward or rear with no stops. Easy to paddle forward and maneuver but being wide it tends to wander off course inspite of the built in skeg. Comfy seat that is plastic riveted on allowing you to actually lean back with a very nice adjustable seat back. I added Gorilla tape to the bottom underside of the seat to reinforce the rivet holes to keep the seat material from tearing. I added Seattle Sports Universal Scupper Plugs xsmall into the scupper holes in the seat (it helps to keep you dry) UNLESS water gets in there, then it's sort of trapped there. But I haven't had this problem yet. I left the forward and rear scupper holes open for drainage. I can't wait for some more kayak fishing!
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09-06-2014
Submitted by: Chuck J.Send Email
Rating: 10 of 10

     I am a disabled paddler (bilateral amputee). I purchased the Spitfire 9 because of its light weight and 9 foot length so I could easily load it into the bed of my pick-up truck. I have been extremely pleased with this kayak.

It is economically priced but of good quality. I am 5'11" and weigh 200 pounds and find the kayak to be a good fit and very comfortable and stable. I use it mostly to paddle nearby lakes and for fishing.

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09-03-2014
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Rating: 8 of 10

     The Emotion Spitfire 9 is a good entry level sit on top kayak that has potential to be a nice fishing kayak with a few modifications. The one complaint that most people will have is dealing with tracking, which I might add that after paddling awhile correcting will become second nature.
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07-06-2014
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Rating: 7 of 10

     Had looked at Spitfire 8 at Cabella's that was on sale. Checked their on-line catalog and for few dollars more got the Spitfire 9. The wife uses this one after paddling a 10' Potomac. She likes this one much more.

Positives and negatives are about even. Easy to paddle. Tracks straight. Very stable even in rough water. Like I said earlier. Wife likes this one. Compared to the 8' the Spitfire 9 has an extra storage section at the front of the boat plus a waterproof storage in the floor.

That where the negatives start. The storage in the floor is good idea but not thought out completely. Hatch is only about six inches diameter. Not much you're going to get into a six inch hole. There isn't any bulkheads or anything in the space in the floor. If you place something down into the hole it doesn't take long for it to slide to the front or rear out of your reach. Only way to get it back out is beach the boat and start shaking it.

Advertised as having handholds molded into the sides. Yes there are two indentations but handholds... They're not. Maybe if you had two per side to where you could use two hands or a strap or bar you could actually grip.
The weight combined with no handholds it's pretty much a two man operation carrying it. If you're looking for something to carry off the porch and throw up on roof rack. This isn't the boat.

Great little boat for camp or farm on lake where you could leave it and not transport it for every float. Unless you have a friend the best way to transport is in a truck.

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