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#8811828 - 04/10/13 03:02 PM Heritage Angler 10 Sit-On-Top Kayak
Kenneth1977 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/02/12
Posts: 717
Loc: Alvarado,TX
Is this a good starter Kayak ?
Could i add a PVC seat to it like i have saw on here before?
Pro's and Con's would help me a lot because i am going to buy this weekend.
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#8811871 - 04/10/13 03:12 PM Re: Heritage Angler 10 Sit-On-Top Kayak [Re: Kenneth1977]
FishAll50 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/14/12
Posts: 2129
Loc: McKinney and Pottsboro, Tx
Buying new or used?

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#8811998 - 04/10/13 03:41 PM Re: Heritage Angler 10 Sit-On-Top Kayak [Re: Kenneth1977]
Kenneth1977 Offline
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Registered: 07/02/12
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Loc: Alvarado,TX
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#8812203 - 04/10/13 04:22 PM Re: Heritage Angler 10 Sit-On-Top Kayak [Re: Kenneth1977]
FishAll50 Offline
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Registered: 05/14/12
Posts: 2129
Loc: McKinney and Pottsboro, Tx
The reason I was asking is that for another $100, you have the option of a new 12' which will give you a little faster, likely more stable and better resale yak. Of course, the 10' may be a bit more manueverable and a few lbs lighter for easier loading/portage/etc.

A friend has the 12' and I expect the 10' has a lot of the same attributes:

Pros
Good price
Easy resale as someone is always looking for a used starter yak
Comes with rod holders
Good color (IMO) and the plastic seems to holds up well
The flat hull design makes for a very stable platform and is an easy turner (see negs)

Cons
Flat hull design does not have great tracking - not horrible but not as well as other boats (of course, those boats prob don't turn as well - one of the compromises often with yak design). Friend had paddled a Pescador before buying the Heritage(which I consider a competing yak to the Heritage) and he noted it tracks better - less correction needed, etc. But it's always about preferences and what you need most - I think this yak is more than acceptable.
Seat is questionable - friend ended up adding extra padding.

Overall, I think it is a great starter and a way to get on the water and fishing with minimal cash outlay.

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#8812403 - 04/10/13 04:58 PM Re: Heritage Angler 10 Sit-On-Top Kayak [Re: Kenneth1977]
Kenneth1977 Offline
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Registered: 07/02/12
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Loc: Alvarado,TX
Thanks , all that is good .
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#8813055 - 04/10/13 07:23 PM Re: Heritage Angler 10 Sit-On-Top Kayak [Re: Kenneth1977]
Txdiesel15 Offline
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Registered: 03/29/12
Posts: 101
Loc: The Woodlands, TX
I've had my heritage angler 10 SOT for about a year now and I love it! It was my very first kayak purchase and I researched many different kayaks around the same price range, I found the Heritage to be best fit for me. I can stand up in it and paddle standing up, great for sight fishing. I still have PLENTY of room to relax and fully extend my legs plus some! I'm 5 foot 11 inches and 175 lbs. I also purchased a depth finder and scotty mount. The depth finder is located right in between my legs and I can easily reacvh the buttons.
The only thing I notice is that when you are loaded down with 4-5 rods and all your tackle, this thing feels like it weighs 700 lbs. Once you get going it isn't bad, just the initial 2-3 paddles.
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#8813097 - 04/10/13 07:31 PM Re: Heritage Angler 10 Sit-On-Top Kayak [Re: Kenneth1977]
Txdiesel15 Offline
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Registered: 03/29/12
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Loc: The Woodlands, TX
Here are some photos of the setup for you.






Edited by Txdiesel15 (04/10/13 08:06 PM)
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