texasfishingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
jeffechols, Stratos Guy, cullenf, Johnnyfisher, kelbro
111809 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
TexDawg 92,535
hopalong 83,053
Pilothawk 79,231
John175☮ 74,662
JDavis7873 67,397
Derek 🐝 63,500
Bigbob_FTW 61,535
Tritonman 58,822
Mark Perry 58,237
facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums61
Topics767,723
Posts9,664,785
Members111,809
Most Online36,273
Jan 23rd, 2013
Print Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Bonified SS127 #13372738 12/15/19 12:01 AM
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 251
R
ron-ron Offline OP
Angler
OP Offline
Angler
R
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 251
I'm looking into getting my first kayak and I'm considering the Bonified SS127. I like the high seat, storage and the rear access panel to make it easier for installing lights and such. I want to be able to stand and fish at times and it seems to be about as stable as they come. Any Bonified owners out there? Pro and cons? I know they are not the fastest or the easiest to paddle but I'm wanting to possibly add motor later. I think I've watched every YouTube on them but would like some real life input. Thanks

Re: Bonified SS127 [Re: ron-ron] #13372794 12/15/19 01:19 AM
Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 567
Blayne Wallace Offline
Pro Angler
Offline
Pro Angler
Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 567
I’m 5’10 and 250lbs...super stable and you can literally spin 360 in the kayak. Great platform and lots of room for your gear. The high seat is amazing. Only bad thing is it doesn’t track the straightest and it is a little tough to load by yourself but it is doable. I wish I would have gotten a bonafide for my first kayak because I wouldn’t have gotten anything else. Do it, you won’t regret it

Re: Bonified SS127 [Re: Blayne Wallace] #13373080 12/15/19 09:28 AM
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 251
R
ron-ron Offline OP
Angler
OP Offline
Angler
R
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 251
Thanks Blayne, I have a small utility trailer that I plan on converting to haul it so I'm too concerned about the weight.

Re: Bonified SS127 [Re: ron-ron] #13373206 12/15/19 02:43 PM
Joined: Feb 2014
Posts: 105
B
Bayou_Fennec Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
B
Joined: Feb 2014
Posts: 105
i own the ss107. it still weighs about 80lbs but i can load it in the back of my truck by myself. the best thing about the Bonafide is the comfort. the high seat allows me to fish all day without any back pain. the worse thing about the ss107 is the tracking and the speed. you definitely give up speed for comfort. i love mine but i fish creeks, rivers and small lakes where i don't paddle more than a few miles on a trip. on the rare occasion I travel down to the coast i'll bring my old WS Tarpon that paddles better and is lighter.

Last edited by Bayou_Fennec; 12/15/19 02:46 PM.
Re: Bonified SS127 [Re: ron-ron] #13374476 12/16/19 06:31 PM
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 2,043
J
JJ4MEL Offline
Extreme Angler
Offline
Extreme Angler
J
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 2,043
I have the ss107. I fish large and small lakes, creeks and everything else in between. I paddle slow and fish hard. Love the kayak and the brand. Built in the USA!

Re: Bonified SS127 [Re: ron-ron] #13375634 12/18/19 12:37 AM
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 228
C
craigfish Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
C
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 228
Any maneuverability challenges ever put out there about the bonafides are quickly forgotten by anyone who spends a day fishing out of one. The height and comfort of that seat paired with the stability make this thing a dream to fish out of. Its worth it man.

Re: Bonified SS127 [Re: ron-ron] #13376292 12/18/19 05:38 PM
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 2,043
J
JJ4MEL Offline
Extreme Angler
Offline
Extreme Angler
J
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 2,043
Most important thing about the Bonafide is to be sure you get the right length paddle. That made a HUGE difference for me. Mariner Sails paired me with a paddle for my height, paddling style and kayak. Amazing how much a few centimeters can make a difference when you paddle.

Re: Bonified SS127 [Re: ron-ron] #13376695 12/19/19 12:01 AM
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 251
R
ron-ron Offline OP
Angler
OP Offline
Angler
R
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 251
Thanks for all of the input. I have an appointment Friday to demo the SS 127. I was thinking of trying the LURE 11.5 as well but I think I'm sold on the Bonafied. I may be a yakker this time next week. Can't wait to start rigging and fishing.

Re: Bonified SS127 [Re: ron-ron] #13390193 01/02/20 03:58 AM
Joined: Jan 2020
Posts: 4
B
Bdpeelgren Offline
Green Horn
Offline
Green Horn
B
Joined: Jan 2020
Posts: 4
OP, what did you end up going with?


No two people fish the same.
Re: Bonified SS127 [Re: Bdpeelgren] #13400048 01/11/20 10:51 AM
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 251
R
ron-ron Offline OP
Angler
OP Offline
Angler
R
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 251
I went with the Bonafied. Moutain Sports had a great deal clearing out the 2019 models. I got my tackle crate built, installed a Garmin 93 SV that was taken off of my bass boat. Made a dolly for it. Working on lights now. I'm trying to remember how to post pics.

Re: Bonified SS127 [Re: ron-ron] #13400049 01/11/20 10:54 AM
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 251
R
ron-ron Offline OP
Angler
OP Offline
Angler
R
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 251
[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]

Re: Bonified SS127 [Re: ron-ron] #13400050 01/11/20 10:56 AM
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 251
R
ron-ron Offline OP
Angler
OP Offline
Angler
R
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 251
[img]http://[/img] [Linked Image]
I forgot the dolly.

Re: Bonified SS127 [Re: ron-ron] #13400245 01/11/20 02:39 PM
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 43,170
T
Tallgrass05 Online Content
bill maher's protege
Online Content
bill maher's protege
T
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 43,170
You have a microwave oven and toaster oven in your garage for quick snacks?


"...to guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism."
~George Washington, Sept. 19, 1796
Re: Bonified SS127 [Re: ron-ron] #13402249 01/13/20 04:58 AM
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 31,718
JustWingem Offline
Gentleman Jack
Offline
Gentleman Jack
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 31,718
I have a couple of the little brothers. SS107’s. Great Yak stabile and functional


DON'T GET CONFUSED BETWEEN MY PERSONALITY AND MY ATTITUDE. MY PERSONALITY IS WHO I AM...MY ATTITUDE DEPENDS ON WHO YOU ARE
Re: Bonified SS127 [Re: Tallgrass05] #13404107 01/14/20 04:05 PM
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 251
R
ron-ron Offline OP
Angler
OP Offline
Angler
R
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 251
Originally Posted by Tallgrass05
You have a microwave oven and toaster oven in your garage for quick snacks?

Tallgrass05, why you lookin' around my garage? eeks LOL I build rods and make a few baits...snacks for fish! I started working on a trolling motor last night...(waiting for the boo's to die down) but this make take some time to get it installed. We'll see how it goes.

Page 1 of 2 1 2
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread


© 1998-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3