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Re: First kayak

Postby Stevep » 10 Feb 2018, 10:47

thanks there are quite a few on gumtree under used fishing kayak I am not familiar enough know a good boat from an average one'
this one looks reasonable what do you think?
https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/bannock ... 1170141706
i was thinking of offering 700
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Re: First kayak

Postby laneends » 10 Feb 2018, 13:25

Stevep wrote:thanks there are quite a few on gumtree under used fishing kayak I am not familiar enough know a good boat from an average one'
this one looks reasonable what do you think?
https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/bannock ... 1170141706
i was thinking of offering 700

Thats a sit in kayak. Generally not considered ideal for fishing. lack of accesible storage and stabilty. hence the outriggers. If you use without them and tip it is not simply a matter of climbing back on again

I would pass on it
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Re: First kayak

Postby Stevep » 10 Feb 2018, 17:55

found this and quite a few more on gumtree
any opinions
https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/bannock ... 1170141706
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Re: First kayak

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Re: First kayak

Postby Stevep » 11 Feb 2018, 09:46

bit outside my budget thanks for the pointers
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Re: First kayak

Postby shane » 11 Feb 2018, 15:10

Stevep wrote:found this and quite a few more on gumtree
any opinions
https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/bannock ... 1170141706


As above, steer clear of sit in kayaks. The one you've linked looks quite impractical for fishing and would be a poor place to start.

A good quality kayak that typically comes up in your price range is a Hobie Quest 13. Others to look for include the kingfishers, ocean prowlers and Malibu x13 (a bit heavier). The Lovig kayaks (eg the Kawai) may also be worth a look as a cheaper new option. Generally you want a sit on top, at least 12ft long, not too wide and good storage and mounting options.
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Re: First kayak

Postby Jacko » 12 Feb 2018, 22:21

peatop wrote:Gumtree is another good place to look, be specific in the search or you will get all the cheap imports then skip the top section and narrow your search to vic/and/or location.

I did see an 2014 outback for 600 with 0 bids on ebay, no pedals! In corio
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/hobie-outba ... SwUd9adUty
Maybe i should go for it lol


Ended up going for >$800. I noticed from the pics it had the old twist lock to lock in the mirage drive.
I think they were pre 2008 but the add said the outback was a 2014 model ?
Familiarise yourself with the different features from the different years if you are buying 2nd hand.
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Re: First kayak

Postby laneends » 12 Feb 2018, 22:31

Jacko wrote:
peatop wrote:Gumtree is another good place to look, be specific in the search or you will get all the cheap imports then skip the top section and narrow your search to vic/and/or location.

I did see an 2014 outback for 600 with 0 bids on ebay, no pedals! In corio
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/hobie-outba ... SwUd9adUty
Maybe i should go for it lol


Ended up going for >$800. I noticed from the pics it had the old twist lock to lock in the mirage drive.
I think they were pre 2008 but the add said the outback was a 2014 model ?
Familiarise yourself with the different features from the different years if you are buying 2nd hand.


I am sure the buyer will realise that when they try to fit a later model drive into it.
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Re: First kayak

Postby peatop » 13 Feb 2018, 18:55

Jacko wrote:
peatop wrote:Gumtree is another good place to look, be specific in the search or you will get all the cheap imports then skip the top section and narrow your search to vic/and/or location.

I did see an 2014 outback for 600 with 0 bids on ebay, no pedals! In corio
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/hobie-outba ... SwUd9adUty
Maybe i should go for it lol


Ended up going for >$800. I noticed from the pics it had the old twist lock to lock in the mirage drive.
I think they were pre 2008 but the add said the outback was a 2014 model ?
Familiarise yourself with the different features from the different years if you are buying 2nd hand.

I think i might try and line up one of you guys to look at the yak i buy if i buy seconhand ;)
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Re: First kayak

Postby Stevep » 13 Feb 2018, 22:27

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/kayak/22282 ... SwkV5aYDv-
is thus more like what you would suggest?
oer is this too big i weight 68kg
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