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#11791214 - 08/22/16 05:13 PM Peddle drive is already a thing of the past ...
Matty Offline
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I'm sure this could make a Hobie PA seem light.

http://www.saltstrong.com/articles/jet-angler-kayak/
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#11791565 - 08/22/16 08:06 PM Re: Peddle drive is already a thing of the past ... [Re: Matty]
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250# is pretty light for a motorized vessel that will haul you and your gear over 30 mph. Looks like it will run in a foot of water. Or less.
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#11791574 - 08/22/16 08:10 PM Re: Peddle drive is already a thing of the past ... [Re: Matty]
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I'll pass on anything other than HPV, anything that burns fuel, and anything that requires registration, and anything that won't fit in the back of my S10.


Edited by RealBigReel (08/24/16 05:54 AM)
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#11791805 - 08/22/16 10:00 PM Re: Peddle drive is already a thing of the past ... [Re: Matty]
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When does a kayak stop being a kayak?
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#11791885 - 08/22/16 10:54 PM Re: Peddle drive is already a thing of the past ... [Re: Tallgrass05]
cricman Offline
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Originally Posted By: Tallgrass05
When does a kayak stop being a kayak?


Ah, the eternal question.


I'm pretty sure that once a human stops propelling it, the craft metamorphoses into a motor or sailing vessel (or a buoy!). As for pedals, I'll leave that one for the experts. Heck, I am not so sure my Ascend H12 is a kayak. It's rather canoeish!


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#11792144 - 08/23/16 08:12 AM Re: Peddle drive is already a thing of the past ... [Re: Matty]
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If I lived on the coast and fished the marshes all the time, I'd consider something like that, but I'd still own a simple kayak or two.
If you couldn't feel like you were having fun riding that thing, then you are in the wrong sport.
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#11792158 - 08/23/16 08:19 AM Re: Peddle drive is already a thing of the past ... [Re: Matty]
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Too bad you couldn't use it in any tournaments
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#11792496 - 08/23/16 11:32 AM Re: Peddle drive is already a thing of the past ... [Re: Matty]
christian myrick Offline
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It looks very cool. Id just hate to get stranded, break down, or run outta gas offshore and have to paddle a 250lb kayak back to launch site. Seems anytime you stop depending on a paddle is the time you need it most.
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#11792605 - 08/23/16 12:24 PM Re: Peddle drive is already a thing of the past ... [Re: Matty]
Hookinup Offline
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Registered: 02/07/15
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Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: Matty
I'm sure this could make a Hobie PA seem light.

http://www.saltstrong.com/articles/jet-angler-kayak/


Someone in the North Dallas area keeps advertising those things.
It's not all that great in the big scheme of things.
Lots of false advertising also.
I can buy a very nice boat for less than $6000.

Quote:
They are more easily affordable than a boat, they have way less maintenance

Price: $5,980 (according to the Aquanami website)




another plastic speed boat


I'll also add that those things have been around for a few years but, they don't sell well at all. More of a gimmick or high priced toy.
Over priced IMO.


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Edited by Hookinup (08/23/16 12:29 PM)

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#11793944 - 08/24/16 07:07 AM Re: Peddle drive is already a thing of the past ... [Re: Matty]
Fish ZoMbiE Offline
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Registered: 03/25/09
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Looks like another small jet boat to me.
Small jet propelled vessels r nothing new.
If u like that thing youd probably love the new jet skies!
They go much faster than 30mph!
They can also handle more & go longer distances with higher payload capacity.
Beside all that, I don't see any rods:-(



Human powered kayaks r here to stay. Most folks like them for their versital simplicity.


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#11794455 - 08/24/16 12:01 PM Re: Peddle drive is already a thing of the past ... [Re: Matty]
Brad R Offline
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Registered: 03/09/15
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Loc: Texas
Just a guess that we will soon see a big correction in the other way: toward simplicity.

I don't mean that Native and Hobie will ever not make their two versions of pedals, others too, but I am already very close to wanting to revert to a pure paddler.

What might fit the bill is a really nice paddle kayak with the option to install pedals, like the new Wilderness options.

To have no gas, no oil, no routine mechanical maintenance: a dream.

Solving the "holding water" will be important. I think I have an idea how that could be done.

Brad

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#11795079 - 08/24/16 05:15 PM Re: Peddle drive is already a thing of the past ... [Re: Matty]
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