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Old 07-21-2015, 12:36 PM   #1
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Question Lookin to buy a yak

Hello to all this is my first post so sorry for dumb questions now. I was gonna buy a used yak just had a few questions. I fish the bay and kelp beds, I am Six foot 215 lbs. Just wondering if guys had any input, thanks in advance ! Also, I Have an islander colada kayak just want something different.
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Old 07-21-2015, 12:43 PM   #2
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I'm 5'11 220 and had both Hobie Revolution and Outback. Plenty of room in both, and the peddle frees you up a bit more for fishing. But if you're more into paddling I hear good things about Jackson kayaks.

If you're cost conscience then Malibu kayaks are good too. 12' minimum I'd say. Anything shorter and stability becomes a bit of an issue.
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Old 07-21-2015, 02:56 PM   #3
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Old 07-21-2015, 03:23 PM   #4
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There are no "dumb questions" just inquires from less experienced members.
As posted many times (NOT meaning to sound sarcastic), decide if you want to paddle or pedal there is a split on this issue (I'm a peddler).
If you plan on just bays & harbors, you can get away with many different sizes/types. However, if you think you might jump to inshore kelp for Calicos, , or possible further out (as many are this year for Tuna) you might want to think about starting with at least a 12'er.
If you decide to paddle, test out a couple to experience the differences for yourself. Check out the blogs about the differences in the sizes and hull configurations and widths (primary/secondary stability). Check out the KFS ONLINE STORE (above), tap the "more" drop down box, tap Kayak fishing information & resources, go to the right hand sidebar and tap "Fishing Kayak Selection" under the General information column and check out the info there.
Also most kayak manufacturer's will also have similar info on their websites.
I also hear good things about Jackson Kayaks, however they are heavier than the comparable competitors (in case that is an issue for you) however they are more accessory ready than most (hence the cost).
You will find the members here have used or have many of the Kayaks out there. Each kayak suits the preference for that particular member.
Good luck in your search () and welcome to our "little" community!
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Old 07-21-2015, 03:44 PM   #5
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By the way, if you decide to go the peddle route. I have a 2015 Hobie Revo 13 I'm selling.
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Old 07-21-2015, 03:46 PM   #6
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Old 07-22-2015, 06:21 AM   #7
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If stability is an issue, try a kayak that is a little wider, like a Malibu Stealth 12 or 14. They're something like 33" wide vs. other kayaks that are 29" to 30" wide. My fishing buddy is well over 6' and about 250 pounds and he has no problems with his Stealth 12.

But you do sacrifice speed for stability. The wider the kayak, the more surface area on the water and more resistance. So you need to really think about what your needs are going to be. Personally, I prefer the stability, but there have been times when I've been smoked on the water by others in faster kayaks that leave me in their wake. Wider = Stability, Narrow = Speed.
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