About to buy an outback - advice?

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About to buy an outback - advice?

#1 Post by d00fdad00f » Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:24 pm

G'day guys/gals. I've been a long time lurker here and the time has come for me to finally buy my first yak!! :grin: :grin: :grin: I've landed on an outback (camo/turbofins etc) and I'm really curious as to what extras I should be looking at? For those of you who have purchased recently - what did you regret not buying day 1? I'll be using it around Jervis Bay and St Georges Basin if anyone in the area doesn't mind me tagging along to learn the ropes.

If there's already a post with similar information please point me in that direction.

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Re: About to buy an outback - advice?

#2 Post by XDCammer » Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:30 pm

Mate rod holder/s (with flush mounts), a sounder and (depending on what sort of fishing you do) an anchor trolley would be my first purchases. You can get rod holder extension/s too which are helpful. Hobie have just released the ones that you can angle from the base end and the top of the rod holder end that will tend you to get a better spread of your lures if your trolling.
Do some research and remember, sometimes less is more in kayak pimping.
Just a few thoughts.

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Re: About to buy an outback - advice?

#3 Post by l2andom » Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:22 pm

On my 3rd Hobie now and what I've learned is less is definitely more. My new outback, coming from a revo13, will only have rod holder extensions, bigger rudder, and fish finder. I find the extensions more than enough for my fishing. Might put in 2 starports as I have some railblaza rod holders on my other yaks, but don't see me really needing them.

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Re: About to buy an outback - advice?

#4 Post by Mackayak » Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:22 am

agree less is best. Don't rush in and buy things go fishing in it a few times and think about how your stile of fishing would be afected by the way you set it up. :wink:
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Re: About to buy an outback - advice?

#5 Post by XDCammer » Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:55 am

Also make sure you can be seen in daylight (swell) eg flag, and night eg light.
Time spent on reconnaissance is time never wasted.

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Re: About to buy an outback - advice?

#6 Post by d00fdad00f » Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:44 am

Cheers. I'll post up some photos this arvo hopefully!

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Re: About to buy an outback - advice?

#7 Post by l2andom » Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:08 am

XDCammer wrote:Also make sure you can be seen in daylight (swell) eg flag, and night eg light.
Being seen is always good. Reason why I've always bought bright colored kayaks and have a flag. Every bit helps and you will always lose to a boat/jetski.

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Re: About to buy an outback - advice?

#8 Post by sharknett » Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:28 pm

The cart with inflatable balloon wheels if you anywhere near sand.

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Re: About to buy an outback - advice?

#9 Post by philthyphil » Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:55 am

Most important is a safety flag.
Get one from your local bike shop and take the fitting off the bottom.
Go to Bunnings and buy some PVC plastic pressure pipe. (you can buy it in 1 metre lengths) the same diameter as the rear rod holders.
Cut a couple of lengths that will keep your reels up away from the water and you can jam the safety flag shaft in the hole with the pressure pipe.
see this post of mine: http://www.kfdu.com.au/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=5698
Put the flag on your non casting side so you don't accidentally hook your flag as you cast ( a lesson quickly learnt!)
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