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#11169836 - 10/17/15 11:21 AM New plastic!
BKT Offline
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Registered: 09/27/13
Posts: 1260
Loc: Apple Springs
Well new to me anyway. cool

Picked her up Thursday and on the way home I couldn't help but throw her in the lake.banana

Now it's time for a few mods and a bed extender to haul it around..




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#11170905 - 10/18/15 09:05 AM Re: New plastic! [Re: BKT]
christian myrick Offline
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Registered: 08/03/11
Posts: 3122
Loc: little elm
Nice ride man. Congrats!
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#11170910 - 10/18/15 09:16 AM Re: New plastic! [Re: BKT]
pontiactech Offline
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Registered: 03/18/12
Posts: 1024
Loc: Haltom City Tx
Congrats looks nice

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#11171049 - 10/18/15 11:59 AM Re: New plastic! [Re: BKT]
Tallgrass05 Online   content
bill maher's protege

Registered: 03/02/05
Posts: 41748
Loc: Kansas
Post a paddling report, one of those may be my next kayak.

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#11171676 - 10/18/15 07:46 PM Re: New plastic! [Re: Tallgrass05]
christian myrick Offline
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Loc: little elm
Originally Posted By: Tallgrass05
Post a paddling report, one of those may be my next kayak.

I have seen that yak in action. Its fast. Pretty stable too.
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#11172684 - 10/19/15 11:10 AM Re: New plastic! [Re: BKT]
yakintime Offline
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Loc: Dallas, TX
Very Nice!
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#11177461 - 10/21/15 04:42 PM Re: New plastic! [Re: Tallgrass05]
BKT Offline
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Registered: 09/27/13
Posts: 1260
Loc: Apple Springs
Originally Posted By: Tallgrass05
Post a paddling report, one of those may be my next kayak.


So far so good. Hopefully the weather will lay down soon so I can go get it salty!

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#11178409 - 10/22/15 07:02 AM Re: New plastic! [Re: BKT]
Cudadude Offline
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Registered: 03/01/11
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Loc: Burleson, Texas
Congrats and cool colors on that rig.
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#11179753 - 10/22/15 06:52 PM Re: New plastic! [Re: BKT]
Fish ZoMbiE Offline
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What u do with your hobie :-D
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#11179770 - 10/22/15 07:02 PM Re: New plastic! [Re: Fish ZoMbiE]
BKT Offline
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Registered: 09/27/13
Posts: 1260
Loc: Apple Springs
Originally Posted By: Fish ZoMbiE
What u do with your hobie :-D


bolt

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#11192594 - 10/28/15 07:55 PM Re: New plastic! [Re: BKT]
Justin25141 Offline
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Registered: 02/15/15
Posts: 62
Loc: McKinney. TX
Nice one!!

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#11195253 - 10/30/15 08:48 AM Re: New plastic! [Re: Tallgrass05]
BKT Offline
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Registered: 09/27/13
Posts: 1260
Loc: Apple Springs
Originally Posted By: Tallgrass05
Post a paddling report, one of those may be my next kayak.


Well, I finally got a chance to put her in the Gulf yesterday cool


First thoughts. It's a wet boat with occasional water coming up through the seat scuppers and small waves/chop coming over the gunnels keeping ones backside fairly soaked all day. But, being a low profile boat I would think it should be expected. Then there is the tackle pod!!! laugh

It seemed a noisy boat. Even in a calm creek there is just a little bit of hull slap but add just a little chop (like photo below) and some 1-1.5' waves and it was almost enough to drive me nuts. Then there is the tackle pod!! breakdance



LOTS of flex in this boat. Even in water (like above photo) one can feel the boat flex. I suppose it was built this way intentionally(?) but feels really weird. Then there is the tackle pod!! woot

Speed? They say it's fast boat but I guess that's all relative...

Stability? It's there.

Tracking? Seemed to track straight for me but it really does like to turn into the wind.

This boat has a rudder with sliding peg controls. I don't care much for that so I'm getting some pegs with toe control. Also the rudder can not be deployed or retracted with a pull cord either.

The bucket hatches seal off nicely but the lids (two rear) can be a bear to get off. Plus there is no tether on the lids so if you lose the fumble... bye bye lid

In all honesty, I really liked the way the Ocean Kayak Ultra paddled better than the Viking but then there is the tackle pod!!! clap

One thing I forgot to add. Since I bought my boat used I got to see the wearing effects of sliding a metal pin in and out of plastic. The pin will just fall out now and I use a small piece of zip tie to poke through the hole along with the pin to take up the slack. I wish they would have molded in some brass or stainless bushings to help prevent wear.




cheers



Edited by BKT (10/30/15 09:18 AM)

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#11195674 - 10/30/15 12:05 PM Re: New plastic! [Re: BKT]
Jerry Hamon Offline
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Registered: 12/31/06
Posts: 7340
Loc: Van Alstyne, TX USA
Sooooo... does it have a tackle pod??? hmmm

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#11196511 - 10/30/15 07:50 PM Re: New plastic! [Re: BKT]
BKT Offline
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Registered: 09/27/13
Posts: 1260
Loc: Apple Springs
yawn

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#11200380 - 11/01/15 07:06 PM Re: New plastic! [Re: BKT]
Tallgrass05 Online   content
bill maher's protege

Registered: 03/02/05
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Loc: Kansas
Bummer on the wet ride, but thank you mucho for the report.

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