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#10431683 - 11/23/14 10:13 PM Cheap Yak For A Fat Guy?
fishing_ken Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 11/29/10
Posts: 1241
Loc: Arlington, Tx.
I'm 6 foot and a thanksgiving dinner away from 300lbs. IM asking the guys that really know kayaks what would be a decent starter Yak for a heavier guy. I'll be using it in the creek almost exclusively during the winter and spring.Id love to find one at a cheaper price also. Not really sure what a good price would be either. Hopefully you guys can steer me in the right direction.

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#10431900 - 11/23/14 11:50 PM Re: Cheap Yak For A Fat Guy? [Re: fishing_ken]
03svtsnakevert Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/05/12
Posts: 2447
Loc: Copperas Cove, TX
Commander 140

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#10431928 - 11/24/14 12:58 AM Re: Cheap Yak For A Fat Guy? [Re: 03svtsnakevert]
readtrio Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 06/24/12
Posts: 957
Loc: Alvarado Texas
I would be very careful buying a "cheap" kayak. Most cheaper kayaks lack the stability needed for the larger crowd. Try to test paddle any kayak before you buy it. And paddle as many as you can to get a "feel" for the different kayaks out there. Good luck on your search!
Remember...
Demo, demo, demo!
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#10432504 - 11/24/14 10:31 AM Re: Cheap Yak For A Fat Guy? [Re: fishing_ken]
03svtsnakevert Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/05/12
Posts: 2447
Loc: Copperas Cove, TX
Chris Payne just posted his commander 140 for sale...I have personally seen and paddled this boat and it is a bargain at 900, plus it has a capacity of over 400 pounds

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#10432821 - 11/24/14 01:05 PM Re: Cheap Yak For A Fat Guy? [Re: fishing_ken]
teenfisherman Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/29/09
Posts: 1738
Loc: Lubbock
I think the lowest priced kayak that I have seen with a large weight capacity is the prowler 13. And it's 599 at academy right now I believe. Usually it's 699!
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#10432874 - 11/24/14 01:29 PM Re: Cheap Yak For A Fat Guy? [Re: fishing_ken]
yakintime Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/23/12
Posts: 762
Loc: Dallas, TX
Here's another one for your consideration
http://shop.mariner-sails.com/Malibu-Extreme-Fish-Dive-CLOSEOUT-2010-MK-EXTREMEFD-2010.htm

If interested, call me about pricing!
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#10435934 - 11/25/14 08:52 PM Re: Cheap Yak For A Fat Guy? [Re: fishing_ken]
CraigMcD Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/18/14
Posts: 76
One more thing to keep in mind is that some kayaks perform better when you stay under about 2/3 of the stated weight capacity...

Just one more reason to test paddle them if you can...

Craig

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#10436352 - 11/26/14 01:14 AM Re: Cheap Yak For A Fat Guy? [Re: fishing_ken]
fishing_ken Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 11/29/10
Posts: 1241
Loc: Arlington, Tx.
Thanks for the info guys

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#10438152 - 11/26/14 05:49 PM Re: Cheap Yak For A Fat Guy? [Re: fishing_ken]
mikepaddle Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 12/15/09
Posts: 1294
Loc: Dallas

Ken,

BTW...Mariner Sails will be closed for Thanksgiving but will re-open on Friday with our normal (9-6) weekday hours and (10-4) on Saturday.

Aris is also conducting a MBF Black Friday sale on both Friday and Saturday.

Be sure and drop by the store and check out the great bargains! We have several great closeout kayaks that would be a great fit for you.[b][/b]

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#10439762 - 11/27/14 12:10 PM Re: Cheap Yak For A Fat Guy? [Re: fishing_ken]
Fishgutz Offline
Angler

Registered: 12/10/11
Posts: 467
Loc: Benbrook Tx
Cobra Fish n Dive 600 lb capacity and 36 inches wide... Slow but stable and hard to find

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#10499272 - 12/28/14 11:31 AM Re: Cheap Yak For A Fat Guy? [Re: fishing_ken]
lambcotx Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 12/04/10
Posts: 214
I have a old town vapor. I'm 6-2 240 and use weekly in the river and some in the lake. I have never felt like it would tip and it's easy to carry

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#10511453 - 01/02/15 01:37 PM Re: Cheap Yak For A Fat Guy? [Re: fishing_ken]
fishinpreacher Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 04/18/12
Posts: 653
Loc: Winnie, Texas
Malibu X Factor.
Ocean Kayak Big Game.
Cobra Fish N Dive.
All have rating around 500 pounds or more.
I started with the Big Game and tipped the scales a hair under 300. Never been disappointed.
The OK Prowler will leave you with a wet but I know.
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#10512613 - 01/02/15 09:50 PM Re: Cheap Yak For A Fat Guy? [Re: fishing_ken]
Bass Art Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 03/16/03
Posts: 3856
Loc: Talty, TX
There is a Fish'n'Dive on Dallas Craigslist for $500.
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#10891718 - 06/02/15 11:48 PM Re: Cheap Yak For A Fat Guy? [Re: fishing_ken]
collincountytx Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 04/08/08
Posts: 10027
Loc: Dallas, TX
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#10910914 - 06/11/15 11:10 AM Re: Cheap Yak For A Fat Guy? [Re: fishing_ken]
APynckel Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 04/02/13
Posts: 561
Loc: Tx
I just put my Wilderness Systems Ride 135 up for sale. 550lb capacity, 13.5" long. She's a great gear hauler and very stable.


Edited by APynckel (06/11/15 11:11 AM)

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