bought a stealth but have some sounder and paddle questions

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Re: bought a stealth but have some sounder and paddle questi

Postby Jamie D » Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:12 pm

My boats in the same container what colour did ya get ?
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Re: bought a stealth but have some sounder and paddle questi

Postby Paulioq » Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:58 pm

oh sorry to make it confussing I already got the profisha just no paddle I bought a second hand profisha 525 of austrailian kayak specialist but there out of stock of paddles till the container arrives. it is a yellow profish with red bow and aft aparantly it has a story to go along with it, but this was the owners of kayak specialiast personal kayak and was stolen from his house of the roof racks one day but it is aparantly the only kayak in austrailia with this paint job (yellow top with red bow and aft) and easy to identify so after being notified by one of his friends that it has turned up on gumtree a call to the police was made and the kayak returned and now I am the owner after buying it of AKS. so if any one sees me out fishing I'm not the guy who knocked it off but the new owner. lol might get the invoice laminated and stick it to the yak so no one comes up asking what I'm doing with that yak lol.

I did go to anaconda today to have a look at there paddles but there all abit dodgy and there fiberglass one is very thin and flimsy even flexing it in my hand. the imitation carbon fibre sticker that was on the other one was enough for me to leave the store. some one tried selling me a reel once aparantly carbon fibre till I peeled the sticker straight off it, the shop owner wasn't very happy :grr:

I did go and get a garmin echomap 45cv for $435 for the stealth. am chuffed about the price scene it on line at northside marine for $435 and went to boating and rv at tingalpa and asked if they price match(save a drive + gateway tolls to northside) and they said yes they do woohoo must be a few boatshow specials going on around the place. who doesn't love a bargin, but I might drop the yak and sounder to AKS and let the pro's install it for me am felling a bit lazy on this one besides it doesn't look like a straight forward job and I don't want to stuff something trying to practice installing sounders in fiberglass yaks
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Re: bought a stealth but have some sounder and paddle questi

Postby nigel » Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:29 am

Re the paddle on a 525 a good paddle will be so beneficial but its important to get the correct style/size for the job so it matches your size/paddle technique etc & the sort of paddling you will be doing most of the time are you intending to cover long distances or get from A to B quickly I for example have a shallow stroke (where paddles are not raised above shoulder level) or a deep stroke where a wing Paddle would be better ? I use a Prijon Stream carbon (820g) paddle with a mid-size touring blade works for me on distance paddles but a more robust glass shaft plastic touring blade is my choice for the shorter trips i.e. chasing kings around structures/shallows where it can get clobbered,go to some manufacturers websites where you can fill in data re hight width of boat paddle style etc to get an idea on size & design to suit.

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Re: bought a stealth but have some sounder and paddle questi

Postby Paulioq » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:21 pm

this is my second yak and just for beach launches and off shore work I have the pa14 for every where else. I decided for a flat blade so I can use it for steering and doing brace strokes on re entry as well as reversing waiting for gaps in waves from what I have read wing blades are good for straight line work but not many other strokes and I am a beginner. most places will just be a k or 2 from beach but expect to cover 10k on trips. as for my paddleing style... there is none I have never used a paddle yak in my life buying a stealth was a bit like jumping in the deep end but i'll work it out(get wet falling in while learning my balance) paddleing from wynnum/manly to wellington point and back. I plan to develop good technique straight from the get go watching and reading about proper stroke forming etc. I also like the idea of this yak being a good paddleing yak as well so I can go out for fitness(will probably still at least troll a lure behind me).

I am finding a handle on the starboard side would be handy what are peoples thoughts of using like a hobie handle on the little loop of webbing for the seat loop https://slhobie.com.au/gear/hobie-kayak-parts/69-bow-stern-handle
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Re: bought a stealth but have some sounder and paddle questi

Postby XDCammer » Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:20 am

Here you go. Glue in transducer with marine grade Sikaflex (I think it's 291). I put mine in the battery holder. They also do a hatch cover for a 5 as well. viewtopic.php?f=12&t=47659&start=30
I have a ute so I needed a 2 piece paddle to secure it in the cab so I bought this one. They are a bit pricy but a great paddle. Havn't read all posts on here, sorry if I've doubled up on someone elses info.
WOW great to see Dennis got his stolen kayak back.
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Re: bought a stealth but have some sounder and paddle questi

Postby nigel » Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:45 am

[quote="Paulioq"]this is my second yak and just for beach launches and off shore work I have the pa14 for every where else. I decided for a flat blade so I can use it for steering and doing brace strokes on re entry as well as reversing waiting for gaps in waves .........you can do all above with a scooped paddle watch some YouTube paddle training clips imho the most important thing to remember is DONT USE YOUR ARMS keep em streight from the catch (paddle contacting water at ankle level) to mid body when you lift it again (try continuing the stroke and your lifting water wasting energy) use core muscles and on a 525 I’m sure you will exceed the 10Ks you mentioned I’m 57 now but with (I think)decent technique still regularly paddle 3X that distance on a plastic ski ow and also consider the blade size I find mid size suits me for distance paddling have used larger blade paddles that are too tiring for an old git :lol: one of my favourite paddles is from my local ramp (burns bay reserve)to Sydney heads though the return particularly under bridge & past circular quay does get pretty manic
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