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First kayak

Postby Stevep » 05 Feb 2018, 18:08

Hi I am new to yak fishing have paddled for years but recently got interested in fishing from a yak . I have a 2monks double which is stable but slow would like a single for fishing in pub. Don't have the budget for a hobbie limit about 800 for a bare boat. I have paddles off anchor etc. any advice of what to look for and where to look?
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Re: First kayak

Postby choppers » 05 Feb 2018, 21:47

Check ebay for secondhand models, also facebook seems the place to try.
Keep eyes peeled here they do pop up time to time
Or stretch the budget over time and get what you want
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Re: First kayak

Postby laneends » 05 Feb 2018, 22:27

If you are happy just to paddle then you should be able to get a decent second hand one for your budget, but you will have to look around. If you want opinions on any examples you may see post them here. Basic new ones start around the $1000, and $1500 gets you into better ones with the best of the plastic paddle yaks over $2000.

If you want pedals you are adding $1000 for the privilege
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Re: First kayak

Postby Stevep » 06 Feb 2018, 09:19

Happy to paddle I am 170cm and 68 kg any suggestions of brands and models to look for
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Re: First kayak

Postby laneends » 06 Feb 2018, 10:18

Stevep wrote:Happy to paddle I am 170cm and 68 kg any suggestions of brands and models to look for


This
prowler 4.5

older model but a great value starter
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Re: First kayak

Postby Stevep » 06 Feb 2018, 18:31

Looks great shame it is in nsw
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Re: First kayak

Postby laneends » 06 Feb 2018, 18:36

Stevep wrote:Looks great shame it is in nsw


yes but a good example of what can be found. That even comes with what looks like a carbon wing paddle too.
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Re: First kayak

Postby peatop » 06 Feb 2018, 21:42

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
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Re: First kayak

Postby Gunna » 07 Feb 2018, 00:25

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


You could but see what bidding goes to. If you could get a 2nd hand mirage drive at a good deal then great otherwise +$$$
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Re: First kayak

Postby peatop » 07 Feb 2018, 09:41

Gunna 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


You could but see what bidding goes to. If you could get a 2nd hand mirage drive at a good deal then great otherwise +$$$

Yah another 1000 for a new drive.
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