Looking to upgrade from my 12.5 ft sot yak, to a lighter, stiffer model. The hurricane phoenix 14 is high on my radar at 53 lbs. Anyone with other suggestions? I heard wilderness systems had a newer lighter composite yak coming but haven't seen it? Paddel and fish salt water backcountry 90% of the time.
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Posted by: krash on Apr-05-13 10:08 AM (EST)
Recreational or Fishing SOT Does not exist.. perhaps there is a new Wilderness comingout but I've not seen one and it looks like I need to switch plans to a Canoe as there are lots of light options from 30 pounds and up.
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Posted by: tonyv on Apr-05-13 10:33 AM (EST)
also anticipating a significant increase in boat speed. Polythelene hulls have a lot of flex resulting in drag = slow overall speed. No canoe for me..
Posted by: Bernie/cny on Apr-05-13 11:02 AM (EST)
and RTM both offer light weight SOT's.The RTM dealers can be few and far between depending on your location.A few others like BIC and Perception Triumph 13 are well worth a look to.
Posted by: barrell on Apr-19-13 5:12 PM (EST)
The Delta Catfish is the fastest kayak I have personaly paddled. Being a catamaran it rests on its two pontoons barely creating any drag. It is ridiculously stable and light as hell as its made from acrylic. I don't know where you are located but I have a new one Im selling
Posted by: djo on Apr-08-13 4:13 PM (EST)
Rotomold boats are heavy. You might look into something made from either a more modern material like the Eddyline Caribean- 14 (http://www.eddyline.com/kayak-models/caribbean-14) or a composite. Yes rotomold boats do oil can a bit and as a result some of the speed is lost by hull deformation, but it is not a huge effect. The "short and fat" nature of most SOT boats is a bigger deal. The Eddyline boat (which I have never paddled so I am only going by specs) is 14' long a still chunky 29" wide and a weight of 50 lbs. Still not great but better than any roto boat I have seen.
Posted by: tonyv on Apr-08-13 11:13 PM (EST)
Reading my mind ! Specs and reviews are right on target. local shop is posting available, so on my list to demo. I really appreciate the suggestion. I knew this animal existed.
Posted by: thegoose on May-02-13 8:54 AM (EST)
Posted by: thegoose on May-02-13 8:59 AM (EST)
Posted by: RockyRaab on May-02-13 10:37 AM (EST)
A company here in Utah makes a huge variety of items from playground sets and folding tables to basketball sets - and kayaks. Here's one of their fishing models:
Posted by: thegoose on May-02-13 2:32 PM (EST)
Stealth kayaks, good deal|
Posted by: krash on May-03-13 8:29 AM (EST)
Saw this recently on CL.. pretty sure I know the seller, these are new and being sold at cost.
Posted by: Bernie/cny on May-11-13 8:23 AM (EST)
do you know the prices on these and if they ship?
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Posted by: barrell on May-11-13 8:56 AM (EST)
I already answered your question but you missed it.
Posted by: krash on May-12-13 11:32 AM (EST)
but if I was interested I'd sure give them a call