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Jackson Kayak Revolution #13615785 07/02/20 02:36 AM
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Saw this article and video about what Eric Jackson is doing for a revolutionary new fishing kayak.
Jackson is doing to the kayak what Hobie did to paddle drive with their 360 drive.

Carbon fiber Tyr aims to be the superyacht of sit-on-top kayaks

Be interesting to see what comes to the market and the price point.

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Looks really cool. If he gets it into production, Im certain folks will buy it.

I don't know much about carbon fiber... so, I can only wonder how it will hold up to rocks???

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Carbon fiber kayak would be nice until you have to pull ashore. He said people loose stuff through the scuppers? The whole back is open, how much is gonna slide out. I do like how the back is open. I cant see this yak doing all that well. Not that its not cool and different. Its just not very practicle. At $8000+ thats really going to limit who can get one.


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Jackson is about to shatter the glass ceiling on Yaks! woot


$10,999.00 MSRP on a stripped down model. peep


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More power to Jackson Kayaks......100+ pound kayaks need to be a thing of the past.
We've already seen what competition has done to the kayak industry so bring it!


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Originally Posted by Jimbo
More power to Jackson Kayaks......100+ pound kayaks need to be a thing of the past.
We've already seen what competition has done to the kayak industry so bring it!


I agree! cheers

The lightweight tech will trickle down and improve the whole Yak industry. woot


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Originally Posted by BigDozer66
Jackson is about to shatter the glass ceiling on Yaks! woot


$10,999.00 MSRP on a stripped down model. peep

Woooow.


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To clarify this kayak has nothing to do with Jackson Kayaks. Eric Jackson left Jackson Kayaks a couple of years ago. This is all Eric Jackson's baby. That said I think the kayak will struggle for many but there will be some that buy it just because it's the new thing. Looks like a very limited use kayak to me. More of a flat water kayak. If I'm paying 11 grand for a kayak I at least would want a back to it so all my stuff doesn't slide out.


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Holy Cow. I had no idea its an $11,000 kayak. I assumed it would be in the $3,000 to $5,000 range to "match" the ceiling set by the glass offshore kayaks (and Hobie PA's)

So, please allow me to correct my above post... I am NOT certain that folks will buy it!

Yikes, that is a pant load for a kayak.

You can buy a used bass boat with a 200hp merc for less than $11,000.

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Mike I hear ya. And 11 grand doesn't include tax lol. And it's a paddle kayak that at least looks like it has limited waters to boot. I do like the 40 lb. part


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I thought the idea of having magnets in it to hold your tools/lures and tackle bag was pretty cool.
I am most encouraged that this will lead the way to lighter kayaks.
I did not see any rails on it. hope they would have some for finder, rod holders and flag/light.
Also would have been useful to have access to the front section for putting my cart in while on the water.
Needs some netting across the back for that area to be usable.
It is pretty cool looking.

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I dont think kayak companies are going to change because of this light weight yak. Lots of kayaks in that weight range. Viking 400 isnt much more than that, stealth is in that area too. There are some cool things about this yak but for that price it has to be a dock launch prob not boat ramp or gravel. I couldnt imagine how scratching it would feel. Im sure there are going to be some who buy it but prob not enough to keep it in production.


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I wonder if the price was closer to current yak prices, it might do well. I think it might generate interest in discovering new materials for building kayaks. Years ago, I set out to buy and rig the kayak I wanted, and once it was done, it was way to heavy. I was using a Yakima car toper though. A trailer or even truck bed makes it a lot easier, but that's more money and more big heavy stuff to manage and store. I just remember how much fun I had, when I was riding a Pelican sit inside, with one rod and a couple boxes. Then I remember how difficult it was when I had a Cuda decked out and a ton of gear. It was so dang heavy. I'm convince that I was spending 50% of my time trying to control the boat, instead of fishing. Of course some of my frustration was that I moved too fast with acquiring tackle and gear that I didn't know how to use. I think the peddle boats are the best option right now. But, I've never driven a motor powered yak.Seems the motor adds another huge amount of weight. don't know. It would be awesome to have a super light boat, that could hold a decent amount of gear, while still performing like the best of what we have today, Wither way, he is innovating, which almost always results in inspiring others to explore new methods.




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Carbon fiber, fiberglass and kevlar boats have been out atleast 30 years. Prob 40.


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I love the idea of a much lighter and more durable (if carbon fiber would be more durable than whatever my topwater 120 is made out of, which has the normal rash on the bottom from dragging and such). My kayak is heavy but it is stable and durable. If this kayak can be that light, more durable and maintain the weight capacity, great!

I think it’s hideous, though. And I’m not in love with not being depth finder-ready and an apparent lack of storage. There are shortcomings in today’s upper level fishing kayaks, but I don’t think that thing changes anything. Plus, I like pedal drive kayaks and don’t see myself going back.

The price point, obviously, is a nonstarter, too. If it forces Hobie or Old Town, etc to reimagine what material their kayaks are made of while maintaining the features and everything else, while still maintaining a reasonable price point, I’m all for it. But I don’t like that at all.


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