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Looking into getting a Kayak #9833706 03/18/14 01:40 PM
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Had to sell my bass boat and just can't stand not being on the water. Been lurking in the kayak forum for a while and like the looks of the Oceon kayak trident 13 and the Ride 115x. Both in my price range. Where is the best place to go and look at them? Can you recomend a kayak fishing guide? Might be better to see if I even like fishing out of a kayak befor I buy one. Thanks

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Mariner Sails will have the Ride 115X on the showroom floor and there will be someone there to answer all your questions. Ask for Shaun or Dave. I have the Ride 115X and I freaking love it. Its all about personal comfort and demoing.

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Trinity River Kayak Co. and Cabelas are the only two places that I know of up here that carry the higher end Ocean Kayaks.

As for a guide I would contact Shane Davies, he fishes the Brazos river.


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Re: Looking into getting a Kayak [Re: Allen Ehlers] #9833792 03/18/14 02:08 PM
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Originally Posted By: Allen Ehlers
Had to sell my bass boat and just can't stand not being on the water. Been lurking in the kayak forum for a while and like the looks of the Oceon kayak trident 13 and the Ride 115x. Both in my price range. Where is the best place to go and look at them? Can you recomend a kayak fishing guide? Might be better to see if I even like fishing out of a kayak befor I buy one. Thanks


Was in your same situation. Kayak fishing has satisfied my need to be on the water and some. I have actually enjoyed kayak fishing more than I did from my Ranger. Like C-Frog said I would head over to Mariner Sails.


Re: Looking into getting a Kayak [Re: Allen Ehlers] #9833821 03/18/14 02:14 PM
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Where are you located at. Go to the kayak sites and search for a dealer near you. You want to ride in one first before you buy. Good luck.

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I got my 115x's from mountain sports in arlington and got a great deal. They took me to lake arlington and I demoed the 115x and tarpon 120, both nice but chose the ride and josh was very helpful.

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I would suggest making the short trip to fun-n-sun in Hurst. They don't carry those brands, but I have been quite pleased with the Santa Cruz Raptor. They also carry Feel Free kayaks. They have a new one that looks like a great fishing platform ( The Lure ). The Fun-n-Sun prostaffers on on this forum all the time. I pmed CudaDude close to 100 questions and met him for a test drive early one Saturday morning.



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Demo demo demo.

Re: Looking into getting a Kayak [Re: Allen Ehlers] #9834132 03/18/14 03:56 PM
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Unfortunately Fun N Sun is no longer our dealer. I told them I can't stand the thought of my Raptors displayed next to a kayak imported from communist China! Feel Free to choose,,, but with all the great kayaks made in this country, I can't imagine why anyone would choose to ignore all the fine American made products out there.

Demo,,, then decide which suits your needs.


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Originally Posted By: Santa Cruz Kayaks
I told them I can't stand the thought of my Raptors displayed next to a kayak imported from communist China!


Not to get too off topic, but according to the literature from FeelFree the kayaks are manufactured by Joy Sports Co., LTD in Bangkok, Thailand.


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Re: Looking into getting a Kayak [Re: Neumie] #9836682 03/19/14 01:56 PM
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I told them I can't stand the thought of my Raptors displayed next to a kayak imported from communist China!


Not to get too off topic, but according to the literature from FeelFree the kayaks are manufactured by Joy Sports Co., LTD in Bangkok, Thailand.


http://feelfree.en.alibaba.com/company_profile.html
Feel Free Company Description;
As one of the leading companies in kayak production field in China, Cixi Feelfree Kayak Manufacture Co., Ltd. has more than 15 years' production experience, which makes FEELFREE become the representative of the sophisticated level in this field worldwide, and the official manufacturer of water sports products, like plastic kayaks and canoes. Now, we've earned the first-class reputation worldwide in production, processing, and testing of our products. We cooperate with many international companies, and make joint efforts to grow up and keep FEELFREE as a good brand with America FEELFREE and Thailand FEELFREE.


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i have had 3 boats in the past and had a ball but for fishing i can say ive had as much if not more in my kayak. they are a blast and you can get into places boats cannot. i have had bass hit right next to my kayak with guys in there $70k bass boats are catching nothing. just the slower pace paddling around relaxing and catching the snot outa fish is fun and relaxing. then when ya get home instead of 2-3 hours of work its 20 minutes of unloading hose down and your done. ill have a boat again but not any time soon.

google search rental place in your area along with the demos. get on a variety of kayaks and pick which one you want. one thing to remember, you can buy one rigged how you want right off the bat or spend less initially then add all the stuff you want and end up at the same point. have fun and let us know what you get.


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Re: Looking into getting a Kayak [Re: Allen Ehlers] #9838926 03/20/14 01:18 AM
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Thanks for all the reply's. I'm going to book a guide trip or two before I buy.

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