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I Did A Thing #14014779 05/29/21 06:53 PM
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Made it happen today. Time to move off the bank and into the water.

Being that I'm new to kayaks I'd like to link up with a more experienced kayaker. If anyone is going out in or around San Antonio please let me know.
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Sweet rig!

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Enjoy!

... Now the rigging begins. LOL.

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Put down the drill, and walk away from the kayak! Take it out a few times before you start mounting things!

Congrats on joining the Kayak Addicted. ALWAYS wear your PFD! IslandJim


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Originally Posted by IslandJim
Put down the drill, and walk away from the kayak! Take it out a few times before you start mounting things!

Congrats on joining the Kayak Addicted. ALWAYS wear your PFD! IslandJim


I did just that today. Boat, seat, and paddle. Well I took took rod or two as well. Didn't even install the pedal drive system for this initial trip. And this is my first ever kayak experience. The pfd was strapped tight and not coming off.

Tomorrow I'll install the pedal drive. No drill requires for this model.

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LOL. Good work.

IslandJim is 100% correct. I suggest an inexpensive fish finder so you are not frustrated by guessing at the depth (and potentially damaging your pedal drive). Other than this, give it a season to figure out what you really need (if anything)

For what it's worth, the Garmin Striker 4 is a really good fish finder. I fished with it for several seasons and it served me extremely well. It does everything that you need... depth, structure, water temp... it even has GPS with waypoints and basic charting.

If you watch, you can sometimes catch it on sale for $99.

https://www.amazon.com/Garmin-Striker-Transducer-Fishfinder-Traditional/dp/B017NI17HQ/ref=sr_1_4?crid=DJ023EU482WX&dchild=1&keywords=garmin+striker+4&qid=1622434225&sprefix=Garman+Striker+%2Caps%2C198&sr=8-4

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Nice kayak, and something special with your vehicle and kayak. Apart for my wife's SUVs, I've always owned trucks but I like this new way fishing. As already mentioned, enjoy the kayak before you start to modify it.

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Nucanoe's are solid, good choice.


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Out of curiosity, I googled the pedal drive system on the Nucanoes... pretty slick!

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Originally Posted by Patriot7Six
Nucanoe's are solid, good choice.


After living abroad for the past 11 years and only being able to research kayaks, I finally settled on this one. Had the right set of features, good design, and what I consider to be the best pedal drive system. I'll be testing it for the first time this weekend.

Originally Posted by Mike@972
Out of curiosity, I googled the pedal drive system on the Nucanoes... pretty slick!


Again, best design in my opinion. Most brands are in the middle of the boat and require a big hole. Some brands have different versions of the same boat to accommodate the drive. Not the Nucanoes. The entire kit is not intrusive. It's a bolt on. Take it off and you're back to a stock boat without holes in it. Plus with it being in the back the turning radius is much improved. We'll see how well it works this weekend.

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OP I'm interested to hear your feedback on the pedal drive. The biggest concern I hear on these drive systems is with the efficiency of the drive system not being a direct drive pedal drive system.


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