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#11001369 - 07/26/15 12:26 PM Finally found me a good starter kayak!!!
jasoniam Offline
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Registered: 08/10/11
Posts: 1202
Loc: Bedford
As I have mentioned before I'm 6'6 320 and have had problems finding a kayak that I could afford... Well last night prayers were answered lol.... Traded for a 11.5 Perception Striker.... Took it out this morning and I think it'll work and get me used to the feel of fishing out of a yak...... Now for the fun time of carrying this thing up three flights of stairs which is not fun but anywho here's pics of the new ride!!!!!



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#11001394 - 07/26/15 12:44 PM Re: Finally found me a good starter kayak!!! [Re: jasoniam]
FWBanger Offline
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Registered: 07/13/11
Posts: 800
Welcome to the plastic navy. Time to start rigging her up.
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#11001510 - 07/26/15 01:54 PM Re: Finally found me a good starter kayak!!! [Re: jasoniam]
stewage Offline
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Registered: 03/13/15
Posts: 140
Loc: Lake Dallas
That is the same kayak I opted for as my first kayak. It certainly isn't light. eek

However it is stable as all get out. I've not tipped yet, despite my clumsiness and a LOT of close calls.

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#11001525 - 07/26/15 02:11 PM Re: Finally found me a good starter kayak!!! [Re: stewage]
jasoniam Offline
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Registered: 08/10/11
Posts: 1202
Loc: Bedford
Well that is good to know.....and your right it isn't light at all......trying to figure a storage idea instead of taking it up three flights of stairs...any ideas?... Lol
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#11001907 - 07/26/15 06:22 PM Re: Finally found me a good starter kayak!!! [Re: jasoniam]
UrsusVeritas Offline
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Registered: 04/04/11
Posts: 1030
Loc: Plano, TX
Nice! take it slow and enjoy being on the water!!!

Looks like you have a short bed tacoma too? I got one of the $50 bed extenders at harbor freight, which really helps.

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#11001940 - 07/26/15 06:41 PM Re: Finally found me a good starter kayak!!! [Re: jasoniam]
Jimbo Offline
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Registered: 01/18/03
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Originally Posted By: jasoniam
Well that is good to know.....and your right it isn't light at all......trying to figure a storage idea instead of taking it up three flights of stairs...any ideas?... Lol


Get to know someone who lives on the first floor and likes to fish and work out something where you can store it at his apt......or..........
Would you be able to drag it up those stairs? Depending on the stairs you might get a little stair rash but it would be better than carrying.
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#11001991 - 07/26/15 07:11 PM Re: Finally found me a good starter kayak!!! [Re: jasoniam]
HAWK84 Offline
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Registered: 03/11/13
Posts: 418
Loc: Arlington tx
Welcome my friend
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#11002088 - 07/26/15 08:00 PM Re: Finally found me a good starter kayak!!! [Re: jasoniam]
SpiderJig Offline
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Registered: 11/22/14
Posts: 1955
Loc: Wylie
Looks good. I got my 1st kayak when I lived on the 3rd story. I thought it would be no big deal, boy was I wrong. It was not fun or easy carrying that thing up after a day of fishing. Check into a pulley system to lower it from your balcony. Good luck
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#11002366 - 07/26/15 10:44 PM Re: Finally found me a good starter kayak!!! [Re: jasoniam]
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Congrats on your new kayak! Fun times ahead for sure

I'd look into a pulley system as stated above thumb
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#11002859 - 07/27/15 10:05 AM Re: Finally found me a good starter kayak!!! [Re: jasoniam]
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Registered: 03/11/13
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Loc: Arlington tx
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#11002930 - 07/27/15 10:30 AM Re: Finally found me a good starter kayak!!! [Re: jasoniam]
Grinder55 Offline
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Registered: 08/21/13
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Loc: Rockport, Texas
Congrats !!!
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#11003265 - 07/27/15 12:58 PM Re: Finally found me a good starter kayak!!! [Re: jasoniam]
upchurch_k Offline
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Registered: 07/01/08
Posts: 119
Loc: Fort Worth, TX
Congrats, that was my first yak as well. It definitely got me hooked!
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#11003354 - 07/27/15 01:40 PM Re: Finally found me a good starter kayak!!! [Re: jasoniam]
HeavyLead Offline
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Registered: 01/18/14
Posts: 998
Loc: Rowlett, Texas
Looks great. Welcome to the other side of the weed line!

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