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#10873323 - 05/26/15 01:44 PM OPINIONS NEEDED!!! BUYING NEW YAK!!!
jasoniam Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/10/11
Posts: 1217
Loc: Bedford
FIRST TIME I AM BUYING ONE BASS PRO HAS A SIX PAY DEAL ONLINE SO HEY WHY NOT LETS GET A YAK!!!

http://www.basspro.com/Ascend-FS10-Sit-In-Angler-Kayak-Titanium/product/14072306364310/

I AM THINKING THIS ONE WILL BE GOOD FOR THE TIME BEING TO START WITH
LETS HEAR SOME OPINIONS OR SUGGESTIONS?
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#10873341 - 05/26/15 01:53 PM Re: OPINIONS NEEDED!!! BUYING NEW YAK!!! [Re: jasoniam]
UrsusVeritas Offline
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Registered: 04/04/11
Posts: 1030
Loc: Plano, TX
how tall/heavy are you? where are you looking to use it?


depending on those questions, you may consider this one instead: Ascend FS12T


Edited by UrsusVeritas (05/26/15 01:55 PM)

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#10873362 - 05/26/15 02:00 PM Re: OPINIONS NEEDED!!! BUYING NEW YAK!!! [Re: jasoniam]
jasoniam Offline
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Registered: 08/10/11
Posts: 1217
Loc: Bedford
I DO LIKE THAT ONE ITS ON BACKORDER. WHAT I MAY DO IS ORDER THE OTHER, WHEN IT SHIPS TO STORE TRADE IT IN FOR THAT ONE...I AM 6'5 300LBS AND PRIMARILY BASS FISHING OR HYBRID AND CRAPPIE SO I WONT REALLY CARRY ALOT OF TACKLE WITH ME MAYBE LATER AD A FISH FINDER ON A CHEAP SCALE WHO KNOWS THOUGH!!
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#10873367 - 05/26/15 02:03 PM Re: OPINIONS NEEDED!!! BUYING NEW YAK!!! [Re: jasoniam]
HeavyLead Offline
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Registered: 01/18/14
Posts: 1006
Loc: Rowlett, Texas
You are a pretty big guy. That FS10 has a max weight capacity of 325. Don't even think about it.

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#10873374 - 05/26/15 02:07 PM Re: OPINIONS NEEDED!!! BUYING NEW YAK!!! [Re: jasoniam]
Robert818 Offline
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Registered: 04/11/15
Posts: 14
Anyone catfishing around garland??

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#10873647 - 05/26/15 04:00 PM Re: OPINIONS NEEDED!!! BUYING NEW YAK!!! [Re: jasoniam]
RealBigReel Offline
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Registered: 01/31/06
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Loc: Stephenville, TX
For a SINK that looks pretty good but I would still suggest an SOT for fishing.
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#10873678 - 05/26/15 04:10 PM Re: OPINIONS NEEDED!!! BUYING NEW YAK!!! [Re: jasoniam]
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Maximum weight capacity: 325 lbs. You need a yak with at least a 450 lb weight capacity. Safety first.

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#10873904 - 05/26/15 06:19 PM Re: OPINIONS NEEDED!!! BUYING NEW YAK!!! [Re: jasoniam]
Jimbo Online   content
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Six five three hundred pounds.
That FS10 will feel like a pair of shoes 2 sizes too small.
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#10873927 - 05/26/15 06:27 PM Re: OPINIONS NEEDED!!! BUYING NEW YAK!!! [Re: jasoniam]
Fisherman13 Offline
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Registered: 07/13/13
Posts: 1896
Loc: Lake Lavon
Definitely listen to these guys on the weight capacity point. If your a short scrawny turd like me you can get a little 10ft kayak with a capacity of 325 and be fine but I'd go with something else just to be safe. Not that thats not a good kayak though I was looking at the FS10 when I was shopping, I like the seat! But I'm also really glad I went with a sit on top with scuppers its nice that the water drains out and doesn't stay in the kayak with me as I have been in some rough water and had no worries when taking water over the front.

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#10876641 - 05/27/15 06:47 PM Re: OPINIONS NEEDED!!! BUYING NEW YAK!!! [Re: jasoniam]
Fly Fishing Fanatic! Offline
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Registered: 12/17/09
Posts: 208
Loc: DFW Texas
Should have stopped by the store in Grapevine this past weekend I had 6 FS10's and 7 FS12T's in stock, sold all 7 of the FS12T's and only have 3 FS10's left wink I agree with the other posters, the FS10 & the FS12T are the same price! Go with the FS12T a sit on top yak is much safer that a SI yak....


Edited by Fly Fishing Fanatic! (05/27/15 06:50 PM)
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#10876862 - 05/27/15 08:03 PM Re: OPINIONS NEEDED!!! BUYING NEW YAK!!! [Re: jasoniam]
RedSniper Offline
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Registered: 07/24/14
Posts: 98
Loc: Corpus Christi, TX
Yea you definitely don't want to push weight capacity. The closer you get to that number the more unstable she becomes. You should see who near you offers demo days to get a first hand feel on what you like/dislike.
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#10878618 - 05/28/15 01:51 PM Re: OPINIONS NEEDED!!! BUYING NEW YAK!!! [Re: jasoniam]
Nathan "Bull" Montgomery Online   content
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Registered: 02/23/11
Posts: 5801
Loc: Fort Worth, Tx.
I was gonna suggest it would be a good yak for starting off until I saw your size. I fished out of an Fs10 (still do occasionally) for almost 3 years with no issues and I tend to take a lot of gear with me too. But Im 6'3" 245. It was always still very stable and very comfortable for me to fish out of. Its actually the kayak I used in the Backwoods tourney since its so light and easy to portage its my go to River yak. But I think you are a bit too big for it im afraid. I think they make a 12' version of the same yak though if Im not mistaken that should suit you better?

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#10879124 - 05/28/15 05:25 PM Re: OPINIONS NEEDED!!! BUYING NEW YAK!!! [Re: jasoniam]
Doctoordan Offline
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Registered: 05/24/15
Posts: 44
Loc: Southeast Tx.
You definitely need a bigger yak than the FS-10.
I agree with above comments that you need around 450+lbs capacity.
Use the 2/3 rule. Your weight+everything you plan on ever taking with you should only equal 2/3 of the weight capacity of the kayak.
I understand the desire to buy NOW and on sale but strongly recommend you attend a demo day at one of the kayak dealers.
"Try before you buy"
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#10879167 - 05/28/15 05:44 PM Re: OPINIONS NEEDED!!! BUYING NEW YAK!!! [Re: jasoniam]
jasoniam Offline
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Registered: 08/10/11
Posts: 1217
Loc: Bedford
I am definitely going bigger more than likely a 12 bass pro wanted to to my credit for their 6 pay plan so there goes that idea. I have been to a demo but all the high priced yaks or all yaks out of any price range I'll ever be able to afford are at those so it will have to be a trial and error type of deal looks like. Thanks guys for all the input truly appreciated hopefully I can find someone that'll do a trade with me for an inexpensive yak. We shall see
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#10879228 - 05/28/15 06:13 PM Re: OPINIONS NEEDED!!! BUYING NEW YAK!!! [Re: jasoniam]
HeavyLead Offline
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Registered: 01/18/14
Posts: 1006
Loc: Rowlett, Texas
If you are on a budget, buy used. No reason not to. it's just plastic. As long as it wasn't abused, there's not a lot that can go wrong. Plus, a used yak is usually pre rigged, so you get all that stuff too.


Edited by HeavyLead (05/28/15 06:14 PM)

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