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Pond Boat or Big Kayak #14518561 10/28/22 04:38 PM
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Hey, I am thinking about upgrading my existing kayak. The two options that I am looking at are a bass raider/pond prowler or an ascend 133x. I am going to put a trolling motor on it and mainly use it in small creeks and lakes. I do like the option of adding a second passenger (my 12 year old) but I am thinking I could put a seat on the 133x also.

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Re: Pond Boat or Big Kayak [Re: ntxcjw] #14519124 10/28/22 11:22 PM
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If you are taking other people on the vessel, the default would be to choose whichever has the highest weight capacity. If the capacities are equal, Iā€™d go kayak. I like the one above.
Easier to maintain and repair. Kayaks are more maneuverable and handle rougher water better. Also, easier to paddle if you run out of juice on the battery or choose to head out without the trolling motor.


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I would get a two man bass boat like a Pelican Predator if I was going to fish with two people. It's easier to add a trolling motor and you can get more range by adding a 5-6hp outboard.

Re: Pond Boat or Big Kayak [Re: ntxcjw] #14524041 11/03/22 02:26 PM
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If it was me and I planned on going with two people I would opt for a Bass Hunter over a yak.

More stable, more room. Its worth it.

Yes your range will be limited and batteries are a drag but sounds like you are in on a motor either way so the Bass Hunter style wins IMO. AND I have owned several bass hunter boats and more than a few kayaks so I am not whistling Dixie.

Now if it was going to be for one man, the kayak is my preferred option unless you have some physical limitation... I know some guys have bad backs. knees or what not that make several hours in a yak not really an option.



Re: Pond Boat or Big Kayak [Re: ntxcjw] #14526395 11/06/22 12:04 AM
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8ft Pelican pond prowler for me. 45# Minn Kota and a good battery. Got rid of the hard plastic seats and added some nice padded seats. Have spent up to 8 hours in that boat. works ok for 2 people.

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