Fishing from an inflatable yak
Posted by: FellowYaker on Feb-03-14 1:30 PM (EST)
I have a bit silly question :P I'm currently thinking about buying an inflatable yak http://www.tandemkayakreviews.com/sea-eagle-330-inflatable-kayak-with-deluxe-package-review/
but, i'm also having some doubts about it. How stable it is to fish from an inflatable yak?
Should I reconsider and buy a regular one? I mean, it is quite handy that it's light and all that, but I wouldn't want to end up in water :P
Has anyone had some experience with these?
PFD's (Life Jackets)
Wall Mount Boat Racks
Deck Rigging Gear
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Posted by: Outdoorguy57 on Feb-03-14 5:02 PM (EST)
Don't do it! Inflatables suck! As soon as you stop paddling, the boat stops. Inflatables tend to "plow" the water, instead of gliding and/or cutting through the water, like a standard kayak.
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Posted by: Big_D on Feb-15-14 8:50 AM (EST)
I'm learning the hard way that inflatables aren't as convenient as they seem like they ought to be. You have to inflate before each trip, deflate after, dry them, roll up to store, carry the bulky heavy mess off a boat to wherever you store it, and then back out for the next trip. If you store it partially inflated, then you have the same storage issues for a hard shell, but it's a lot harder to move because it bends and flops. There are circumstances where an inflatable work well, but for day to day fishing convenience, I prefer a hard shell.
more of the same, sort of...|
Posted by: OptiMystic on Feb-17-14 1:03 PM (EST)
I had one of the air bag inside a tough cover inflatable sit on top kayaks for a few seasons. It was a wet ride. I was driving a Cube, which doesn't have good rack or trailer options. Anyway, it worked but was slow. No trouble with leaks with the tough outer cover. Setup is fast and getting on quick is no problem. It's after you get off and are trying to get the air out well enough to roll or fold up small enough to pack away and find a spot to do it where it won't get dirt and grass stuck to it, maybe having to let it drip dry a few minutes, etc, that you start regretting it.