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#12605711 - 02/01/18 02:43 PM Need Help: Question about a new kayak choice
LearnedHat Offline
Angler

Registered: 07/16/03
Posts: 476
If you did not have the time to go paddle them but could choose one of:

ATAK 140
Pursuit
Coosa HD
Big Rig
Ultimate FX 15 Tandem

AND someone else was paying for it, which would you pick. I am nearly 6'4" and 230 pounds. I like to river camp and fish for bass in lakes and reservoirs.

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#12605747 - 02/01/18 03:01 PM Re: Need Help: Question about a new kayak choice [Re: LearnedHat]
Tallgrass05 Offline
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Registered: 03/02/05
Posts: 41998
Loc: Kansas
The Pursuit doesn't have the weight capacity you need. The Big Rig is pretty heavy, as is the Coosa, for their weight capacities. The ATAK is also pretty heavy but can carry a lot of weight.

Why the Ultimate FX 15 Tandem? The FX 15 Solo is lighter but with the same carrying capacity.

How do you plan to carry your kayak around? Trailer? Truck bed? Top of vehicle?

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#12605757 - 02/01/18 03:11 PM Re: Need Help: Question about a new kayak choice [Re: LearnedHat]
LearnedHat Offline
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Registered: 07/16/03
Posts: 476
The Pursuit claims 350#s self bailing with a 500 max.

I would use the tandem solo 90% of the time and I think you can easily switch it between solo and tandem.

I have a truck (Toyota Limited) and could use the T-Bone but I also have a Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x4 and don't mind buying some Thule equipment for it.

Assuming I can get a hold, I can put 100#s onto either fairly easily.

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#12605763 - 02/01/18 03:16 PM Re: Need Help: Question about a new kayak choice [Re: LearnedHat]
C-Frog Offline
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Registered: 04/11/12
Posts: 1613
Loc: The Colony,TX
Have you looked into the Bonafide Kayaks? http://www.bonafidekayaks.com/

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#12624997 - 02/12/18 10:22 PM Re: Need Help: Question about a new kayak choice [Re: C-Frog]
craigfish Offline
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Registered: 01/02/11
Posts: 202
Loc: West Tx.
Bonafide, cannot go wrong.

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#12625234 - 02/13/18 07:46 AM Re: Need Help: Question about a new kayak choice [Re: LearnedHat]
fishr3 Offline
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Registered: 04/06/03
Posts: 165
Loc: Katy,TX
Originally Posted By: LearnedHat
I like to river camp and fish for bass in lakes and reservoirs.

If I were choosing a kayak with capacity to haul overnight camping gear and carry you at 230lbs, then it would be a sit inside type, like the Ultimate FX 15. A sit on top kayak of similar weight and length, cannot match the cargo carrying capacity of a sit inside boat. I have used a 12ft Perception Acadia with 400lb cargo capacity for overnight river camping. The challenge will be to find a boat that doesn't weight 70-80lbs. If you plan to cover long distances on open water you will want something with a lower profile and narrow beam. You will need to decide if you want speed or stability, because you usually cant have both.

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