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#11551122 - 04/18/16 07:51 PM Have you seen these?
BassFever Offline
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Registered: 01/03/06
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Loc: Irving

#11551259 - 04/18/16 08:45 PM Re: Have you seen these? [Re: BassFever]
formula462 Offline
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Registered: 09/08/13
Posts: 1692
Loc: arlington, tx
Hmm...I would like to try one

#11552163 - 04/19/16 10:10 AM Re: Have you seen these? [Re: BassFever]
Brad R Offline
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Registered: 03/09/15
Posts: 1839
Loc: Texas
Seems pricey to me . . . for what is shown.

It looks like a miniature bare-bones catamaran.


#11552244 - 04/19/16 10:42 AM Re: Have you seen these? [Re: BassFever]
JJ4MEL Offline
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Registered: 01/21/09
Posts: 1173
Loc: Celina/Prosper, TX
Agree, price seems a little steep. I would consider a 10ft model with a trolling motor, cooler with rod holders, lights and normal fishing set up. However I wouldn't spend more than $500. Doesn't look easy to paddle with any Texas southern breeze.

#11552265 - 04/19/16 10:50 AM Re: Have you seen these? [Re: BassFever]
Fish ZoMbiE Offline
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Registered: 03/25/09
Posts: 9937
i have now. might work on a stock pond? other than that...

#11555005 - 04/20/16 01:37 PM Re: Have you seen these? [Re: BassFever]
Carver Offline
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Registered: 11/14/07
Posts: 1640
Loc: Garland, Tx
Seeing the glue lines on it I wonder what the material and adhesive is. I work with a lot of "laid-up" foams and there are few assemblies I wold suggest for a watercraft.

I recently produced patterns for a similar one that will be produced locally here in N. Texas. If he continues with his original plan, it will be of hand laid fiberglass with a decent load capacity. I have no idea about his price. If you were not already into and educated about the potential of today's fishing kayaks, I can see the appeal of one of these. After all I DO still have two 11' aluminum pontoons laying in my side yard waiting to become a small,,,,, something..

When I first got into cnc I wire cut several foam miniatures of that (about 6' long) I used as back up craft for my wade fishing on the coast and crappie fishing the spawn.. I mainly used them to drag along all the same kind of stuff we put in our yaks. Food, bait,stringer, rods, extra gear. etc.

There are a lot of decent options if you want a hybrid that you can paddle. The best efforts I have seen isn't retailed here locally, but is called a Kiwi. Not too expensive and some of the virtues of a kayak,, but definitely not all. It is from waaaay up north, but they ship to a dealer in Louisiana regularly.
Phill Pittman new website for product development Best kayak source in Texas

#11555112 - 04/20/16 02:19 PM Re: Have you seen these? [Re: BassFever]
crapicat Online   content
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Registered: 01/23/13
Posts: 6488
Loc: Grandview, TX
No thanks...

#11555416 - 04/20/16 05:07 PM Re: Have you seen these? [Re: BassFever]
YAKnIT Offline

Registered: 08/26/12
Posts: 196
No seat............just a big chunk of flat foam? My back would be killing me in about 2 hours. That concept needs a lot more work and refinement.

#11555482 - 04/20/16 05:41 PM Re: Have you seen these? [Re: BassFever]
Nathan "Bull" Montgomery Offline
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Registered: 02/23/11
Posts: 5809
Loc: Fort Worth, Tx.
Why pay $800 for a really nice kayak (vibe sea Ghost is $899 I believe so pretty close) when you can have a plain looking piece of foam for $600??? Hmmmm let me think....


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