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My 14 year old son convinced me he needed a Kayak because our boat dock here on Fork is limiting his abilities. LOL

Decided on something stable enough for my 240 lb butt..

A Bonafide SS107

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Let the add ons begin!


Thoughts and suggestions welcomed.


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That’s a Beaut! ! ! I can’t wait to hear how like it. Post more pics when ya get it rigged out.

Just curious why the SS107 is a tad more expensive than the RS117, as it is a foot shorter.

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Storage, transportation issues and I fish a lot of tight areas were the main factors in the length. Got a great deal as Native Outdoors is getting out of the Kayak business.


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Welcome!

I bet you a dollar that you have a second yak before the year is up roflmao

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Awesome!!

I’d recommend to keep it simple.
My first kayak was cheap and I experimented with it, adding every accessory imaginable

All you need
PFD at all times
Whistle—will come in handy on Fork
Visibility flag and 360 light
Anchor trolleys on both sides with a clamp to anchor onto trees
(Lugging around a claw or mushroom anchor and all that anchor line is something I try to avoid)
Paddle


Recommended accessories
Fish finder—If the kayak has a transducer port, choose one that fits in that port
If the kayak doesn’t have a transducer port, just get one with 2D and DI and goop it inside the hull—you will lose a little sensitivity, but dealing with a transducer arm is a beating
Marker buoys
Windfinder app on smart phone
Weatherbug app with lightning strike proximity indicator on smart phone

Other tips
Always have a plan—look at the forecast including wind and radar prior to launching
Minimize what you take with you. Start with two rods and only the lures you have the most confidence
Braid mainline—in a kayak you are at a leverage disadvantage on the hookset: braid mainline on every set up helps a lot



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Fish out of it a few times before you start adding anything.
That way you will get some idea of what will work and what will just be in the way.
I like to keep it simple and not take along a lot of gear that ends up just going for a boat ride.
Take what you absolutely need to fish for what you are going to fish for.
Also attach floats to things like pliers, and leashes or floats to your rods.
Also a paddle leash should be used to keep the paddle from drifting away should you turtle or have the paddle slip away while you are preoccupied fishing and not notice.
Wear your PFD at all times, and have a whistle attached, and a sharp knife always within reach.
Anything that you want to keep should have some type of float or leash, and items like phones and wallets/keys should be stored in waterproof containers, preferably in storage compartments.
Looks like you are all set!


Just one more cast!

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Learn to take a whizz from the sitting position. bolt


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Originally Posted by lconn4
Learn to take a whizz from the sitting position. bolt


They though about that when they put the removable dry pod center console. LOL


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A couple more photos.

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My thought, too, regarding keeping it simple. As it is, you can drop it in the water, slap it on the bed of your truck, be on the water in half the time.

I often take a single rod with me, certainly on my home lake, Lake Athens, one Plano box for tackle, a soft bag behind the seat for plastics I plan to use.

Less is more unless you are fishing tournaments where, certainly, extra "stuff" might pay off.

Brad

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That is a nice looking Kayak. thumb


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You might check into those flipper like dealybobs that go on the rear hull to help maintain a straight track.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzC8Nw4RZUU


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Congrats on the kayak. If its the right yak for you thats all that matters. Enjoy it.


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Originally Posted by retdbasser
That is a nice looking Kayak. thumb



Yes it is. Congrat's and welcome to fun times on the water. thumb


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Congrats again, I'm sure ya'll will enjoy it thumb


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