some help please

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Tackleberry
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some help please

#1 Post by Tackleberry » Tue Feb 02, 2016 7:57 pm

well this didn't work in the new members section so here i go again

gday all ..... now try not to laugh to hard but i would like to have a go at this interesting form of fishing

the problem is im 50yo very over weight because of medication and have a heart condition .

now i have never been one to chuck it all in so i want to get back out a have a good go at this .

now the kayak that caught mt attention is the Native Watercraft Slayer 10 propel so what do

you think is it a good choice for the Mitchell river and lake tyers .


cheers TAC

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Re: some help please

#2 Post by laneends » Tue Feb 02, 2016 8:09 pm

Should be fine as long as you stay away from shallows.

it has a fairly high load capacity for a lightish yak that shouldn't be too hard to manhandle off water.

Thing to consider is can you climb back in if you fall out out? ie your fitness level.

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#3 Post by Tackleberry » Tue Feb 02, 2016 11:06 pm

god point i could get in my sea wasp from the transom so i think some

practice with nothing in the yak to lose would be in order and would think

from the blunt end as well .

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Re: some help please

#4 Post by Digger » Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:35 pm

I answered your post in the new members area???

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Re: some help please

#5 Post by Tackleberry » Fri Feb 05, 2016 1:19 am

Digger wrote:I answered your post in the new members area???
yep got it thanks Rob

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Re: some help please

#6 Post by arpie » Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:08 am

Hi ya

Welcome to KFDU!!

What you need to do is to try as many different yaks as you can - test them for stability & comfort (as they are all rated specifically to your weight & added gear that you take out.) Make sure you can handle them OFF the water as well (try loading & unloading) and ease of use.

A few Natives have come up for sale recently - a serious seller would not mind allowing you a test session on it ...... most important of all - make sure you get a decent Life Jacket (compulsory in NSW)

If you are after a Pedal Kayak, there are some bargain Hobies out there too - the Outback would probably suit you - definitely worth putting it on your 'to try' list!

cheers & happy Hunting

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Re: some help please

#7 Post by Dinger » Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:22 am

I have a Mariner 10 but an only 75 kg so not sure of your weight but couldnt be happier with it & standing to fish is a breeze,have fished out of an Outback & they arnt anywhere near as stable as my Mariner (imo). You do have the flat area at th rear of th Mariner to make getting back on a bit easier.

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Re: some help please

#8 Post by Tackleberry » Fri Feb 05, 2016 10:32 pm

arpie wrote:Hi ya

Welcome to KFDU!!

What you need to do is to try as many different yaks as you can - test them for stability & comfort (as they are all rated specifically to your weight & added gear that you take out.) Make sure you can handle them OFF the water as well (try loading & unloading) and ease of use.

A few Natives have come up for sale recently - a serious seller would not mind allowing you a test session on it ...... most important of all - make sure you get a decent Life Jacket (compulsory in NSW)

If you are after a Pedal Kayak, there are some bargain Hobies out there too - the Outback would probably suit you - definitely worth putting it on your 'to try' list!

cheers & happy Hunting

Roberta
thanks Roberta all very good advise but because i want to fish from

the front looking at the snags i think having reverse is a must have so

a hobie is way down the list but if i can find one i will try it out .
Dinger wrote:I have a Mariner 10 but an only 75 kg so not sure of your weight but couldnt be happier with it & standing to fish is a breeze,have fished out of an Outback & they arnt anywhere near as stable as my Mariner (imo). You do have the flat area at th rear of th Mariner to make getting back on a bit easier.
yep seen this in the pics and looks good .


cheers TAC

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