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#10769948 - 04/15/15 11:55 AM It almost broke the internet yesterday.
C-Frog Offline
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Registered: 04/11/12
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Loc: The Colony,TX
The whole motorized kayak discussion and should they allowed in tournaments, if so should there be separate divisions. Just curious on what the opinion is here.

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#10769955 - 04/15/15 12:00 PM Re: It almost broke the internet yesterday. [Re: C-Frog]
River Mongrel Offline
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I think someone needs to make a kayak thats super large,one that several people can get into. Put a cooler,and tackle box in. Maybe even a trolling motor plus a large out board motor on the back of it.
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#10770023 - 04/15/15 12:30 PM Re: It almost broke the internet yesterday. [Re: River Mongrel]
Bayou_Fennec Offline
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Registered: 02/19/14
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Originally Posted By: Lightnin Rod
I think someone needs to make a kayak thats super large,one that several people can get into. Put a cooler,and tackle box in. Maybe even a trolling motor plus a large out board motor on the back of it.


maybe use some tubular tanks to keep it afloat

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#10770129 - 04/15/15 01:19 PM Re: It almost broke the internet yesterday. [Re: River Mongrel]
Jerry Hamon Offline
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Originally Posted By: Lightnin Rod
I think someone needs to make a kayak thats super large,one that several people can get into. Put a cooler,and tackle box in. Maybe even a trolling motor plus a large out board motor on the back of it.


Have you seen the Hobie Pro Angler 17 Tandem?

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#10770154 - 04/15/15 01:33 PM Re: It almost broke the internet yesterday. [Re: C-Frog]
Todd™ Offline
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What about the Frontier with a 2.5 hp gas motor?
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#10771838 - 04/16/15 08:50 AM Re: It almost broke the internet yesterday. [Re: C-Frog]
gutcheck Offline
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It all has to do with what is deemed a fair playing field in tournaments. No one I know has anything against motors. Heck many of us are intrigued by them, but we do have a problem with putting yaks with motors in the same competitive class as paddle boats. It's just too much of an advantage. Have a separate division for motorized boats. It's pretty simple. If tournament organizers do that, there are zero issues.
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#10771925 - 04/16/15 09:14 AM Re: It almost broke the internet yesterday. [Re: C-Frog]
Neumie Offline
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This used to be a simple sport, but it's obvious those days are gone.



Edited by Neumie (04/16/15 09:17 AM)
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#10771979 - 04/16/15 09:35 AM Re: It almost broke the internet yesterday. [Re: C-Frog]
Matt "Moondog" Mooney Offline
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Registered: 04/13/15
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I think if people are going to use motors on kayaks they need a handicap, like 2 drift bags tied to their kayak roflmao

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#10772147 - 04/16/15 10:34 AM Re: It almost broke the internet yesterday. [Re: C-Frog]
Tallgrass05 Offline
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Or they have to pedal a generator to power the trolling motor.
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#10772161 - 04/16/15 10:40 AM Re: It almost broke the internet yesterday. [Re: C-Frog]
Jerrybign Offline
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Not all kayaker's are young, flat bellies that can paddle all day long. I'm one of 'em. No, I don't have a motor on my Freedom Hawk....YET! but I'm now 66 years old and soon that day is coming when I will have to get a trolling motor on it. Heck fire!! I was trying fly fishing just yesterday and need some Aleve for breakfast...shoulder and hands ore both sore. Imagine fishing/paddling for a few hours with these old bones. getting old ain't for sissies!
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#10772247 - 04/16/15 11:10 AM Re: It almost broke the internet yesterday. [Re: C-Frog]
Trey_98 Offline
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I think you should just use paddles or pedals... If your gonna put a motor on your Yak you might as well have a boat! Just my opinion.
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#10772337 - 04/16/15 11:44 AM Re: It almost broke the internet yesterday. [Re: C-Frog]
crabtrap Offline
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Seperate divisions are needed for paddle,pedal,motor with appropriate rules for each division. The class deemed "pro" should be open to run what ya brung with limitations such as thrust. A tournament should be inclusive, not exclusive IMO. Each tourney dirctor needs to do what they see fit. Like natural selection, the fittest tournaments will survive

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#10772670 - 04/16/15 01:46 PM Re: It almost broke the internet yesterday. [Re: Trey_98]
PayneFish Offline
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Registered: 06/30/08
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Originally Posted By: Trey_98
I think you should just use paddles or pedals... If your gonna put a motor on your Yak you might as well have a boat! Just my opinion.


I hear this argument a lot. Here is a different perspective to consider. Don't feel like you have to agree but at least think about it.
I can't throw most boats in the back of my truck by myself. A boat takes gasoline, insurance, storage fees etc. There is a large gaping cavern between a kayak with an electric motor to add range to your day and an actual gas powered boat. There is also the availability to fish in the kayak without the motor which makes it very versatile for lots of platforms and can allow people who fish multiple water types to not need multiple kayaks. Tournaments are a whole different ball game and one to be considered by the tournament directors. Luckily I am not a TD so not something I have to decide.

Just one other side note, I currently don't own a motor but am looking at getting one for my saltwater kayak, a Thresher 155. Sure would make getting out to the rigs a lot quicker and easier. And if I run out of battery, I can always paddle back in. My Ride 135 is my everything else kayak and is still under paddle power.

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#10772796 - 04/16/15 02:37 PM Re: It almost broke the internet yesterday. [Re: C-Frog]
C-Frog Offline
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Registered: 04/11/12
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I completely understand the application/need for motoyaks for individuals with disabilities, pre fishing for tourneys, salt water coverage, etc. Im not even saying that I would never have one. I also understand that "It isnt the kayak that puts fish in the boat", however when there is money on the line I believe that the angler should be the X factor not the kayak. The same reason live bait isnt allowed in tournaments, right? This debate will forever go on like the pedal vs paddle that has been beaten into the ground. Just my opinion


Edited by C-Frog (04/16/15 02:52 PM)

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#10772905 - 04/16/15 03:06 PM Re: It almost broke the internet yesterday. [Re: C-Frog]
APynckel Offline
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Registered: 04/02/13
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If you put a motor on it, it's no longer a yak, it's a powerboat.

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