1st kayak

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1st kayak

#1 Post by drewsone » Thu Dec 18, 2014 4:58 pm

Hey guys, new to to kayak fishing and been reading up on the forum and seems to be plenty of knowledge to go off. Soo

Chasing some advise, been reading plenty but still unsure what to buy. Will be the first kayak for 15 plus years, a little slower, fatter and uncoordinated than I used to be.Thinking a used mirage outback or the best $700-800 yak I can get with a trolling motor. Would mostly be chasing bass in the dams, and a bit in lake mac and newcastle harbour and back up the river further. Being new too it I wanted to get something a bit wider like the outback, any and all advise would be most appreciated. Looking at around $1500 spend.

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Re: 1st kayak

#2 Post by laneends » Thu Dec 18, 2014 6:12 pm

Theres a new model outback just released so value of SH should be more affordable

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#3 Post by BountyHunter » Thu Dec 18, 2014 6:21 pm

I have bought a Jackson Cuda 14 - fantastic kayak and a 2012/2013 model would be well within your price bracket.

Paddle only though so your only option if you aren't looking to paddle would be a motor...

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#4 Post by ScuLL&fIsHbOnEs » Thu Dec 18, 2014 6:35 pm

Can sell you a kayak with a brand new seat and star port mount for $150
Just keen to move it on as I have a Hobie Outback and also live in Newcastle
Just needs a paddle, wasn't used much probably only 10-15 times around Lake Macquarie
Has spent 95% of its life collection dust in my shed.

It's a cheap way into kayak and if you upgrade later on you can keep it as a cheap spare fishing kayak for a mate to use .

The seat I added recently hasn't even been wet yet.
Star port mount was only added 2 weeks ago.

$150 ready to go excluding paddle and in good condition

Cheap fishing yak

Bones
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#5 Post by mouse » Thu Dec 18, 2014 6:53 pm

IMHO i would avoid the older model Outbacks, very uncomfortable and not worth the dollars. Wait, save and pay the extra for a new model Outback or look for a yak with a more ergonomic seat layout.
You may pick up a second hand Native Watercraft for those dollars http://www.nativewatercraft.com
or a Jackson, both very ergonomic with very stable platforms allowing you to stand and fish. Leccys can be fitted to both with a few mods, do a search and you with see some amazing Leccy mods done by Snow and Mcnphoto.
Happy hunting!! :wink:

edit: My comments on the above yak was before Bones put a picture up, thoughts have changed accordingly. As Ian has stated below, Bones yak is probably not the best yak to start with as I can see it causing more drama's than good. Great for the kids or playing on the local water ways but not rigged for fishing.
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Cheers,
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Re: 1st kayak

#6 Post by nqkayaktours » Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:31 pm

drewsone wrote:Chasing some advise, been reading plenty but still unsure what to buy. Will be the first kayak for 15 plus years, a little slower, fatter and uncoordinated than I used to be.Thinking a used mirage outback or the best $700-800 yak I can get with a trolling motor. Would mostly be chasing bass in the dams, and a bit in lake mac and newcastle harbour and back up the river further. Being new too it I wanted to get something a bit wider like the outback, any and all advise would be most appreciated. Looking at around $1500 spend.
Try a few before you buy. There are a number of different types around that would suit your needs. Including new. (Especially when they come out on special). :wink: Go to a local kayak outing and have a look at what people have, and even a try.
ScuLL&fIsHbOnEs wrote:Can sell you a kayak with a brand new seat and star port mount for $150
Just keen to move it on as I have a Hobie Outback and also live in Newcastle
Just needs a paddle, wasn't used much probably only 10-15 times around Lake Macquarie
Has spent 95% of its life collection dust in my shed.

It's a cheap way into kayak and if you upgrade later on you can keep it as a cheap spare fishing kayak for a mate to use .

The seat I added recently hasn't even been wet yet.
Star port mount was only added 2 weeks ago.

$150 ready to go excluding paddle and in good condition

Cheap fishing yak

Bones
Fair dinkum mate. :roll: Might be a good yak for the kids to play in. But thats about it.

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Re: 1st kayak

#7 Post by drewsone » Fri Dec 19, 2014 9:46 am

ScuLL&fIsHbOnEs wrote:Can sell you a kayak with a brand new seat and star port mount for $150
Just keen to move it on as I have a Hobie Outback and also live in Newcastle
Just needs a paddle, wasn't used much probably only 10-15 times around Lake Macquarie
Has spent 95% of its life collection dust in my shed.

It's a cheap way into kayak and if you upgrade later on you can keep it as a cheap spare fishing kayak for a mate to use .

The seat I added recently hasn't even been wet yet.
Star port mount was only added 2 weeks ago.

$150 ready to go excluding paddle and in good condition

Cheap fishing yak

Bones
Thanks bud, got a 9 foot Chinese one a mate has an extra of in the interim...

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ScuLL&fIsHbOnEs
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Re: 1st kayak

#8 Post by ScuLL&fIsHbOnEs » Fri Dec 19, 2014 12:09 pm

drewsone wrote:
ScuLL&fIsHbOnEs wrote:Can sell you a kayak with a brand new seat and star port mount for $150
Just keen to move it on as I have a Hobie Outback and also live in Newcastle
Just needs a paddle, wasn't used much probably only 10-15 times around Lake Macquarie
Has spent 95% of its life collection dust in my shed.

It's a cheap way into kayak and if you upgrade later on you can keep it as a cheap spare fishing kayak for a mate to use .

The seat I added recently hasn't even been wet yet.
Star port mount was only added 2 weeks ago.

$150 ready to go excluding paddle and in good condition

Cheap fishing yak

Bones
Thanks bud, got a 9 foot Chinese one a mate has an extra of in the interim...
It's all good champ,
The Daylite Sport 8Sold in 24 hours, deal was done this morning
I used it around creeks, shallow lakes and just chasing bream around Marinas.
You see plenty of Daylite Sport 8 kayaks at BCF etc.
good to see you got your yak,

Happy Fishing, Happy Paddling and a Happy Christmas

Bones

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