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Upgrading on a budget

Postby Toady king » 05 Jun 2017, 21:18

Hello all,
I have an aquayak scout and plan on selling it and getting an upgrade. I've got a budget off max $900 pushing $1000. Im about 6"3 and 113kg broad shoulder. I'll be fishing mostly Western port and occasionally port Phillip bay. The fish I'll be targeting mostly is gummy, snapper and whiting.
I know $900 is pretty tight ( trust me, if I could some of the sexy hobies on here I would). What would people recommend? I've looked at some kingfish wave dancers second hand that seem a better fit for me. What are peoples opinion?
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Re: Upgrading on a budget

Postby shane » 05 Jun 2017, 21:22

The wavedance Kingfisher is what you were recommended on FV and it's a good option for what you're looking for. Here's a good example at a bargain price:

viewtopic.php?f=38&t=23837
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Re: Upgrading on a budget

Postby Toady king » 05 Jun 2017, 21:32

shane wrote:The wavedance Kingfisher is what you were recommended on FV and it's a good option for what you're looking for. Here's a good example at a bargain price:

http://vyak.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=23837

Funny enough I've already messages them and was thinking about that yak specifically when I meantioned it haha.
Is fishing victoria and vyak websites linked together ?
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Re: Upgrading on a budget

Postby laneends » 05 Jun 2017, 21:55

Toady king wrote:Is fishing victoria and vyak websites linked together ?


No but Mal could have posted on either, or someone cross linked the post.

Even a new kingfisher as a bare kayak is just in your budget. Good solid kayaks, just lack a little on deck storage.
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Re: Upgrading on a budget

Postby Toady king » 05 Jun 2017, 22:08

laneends wrote:
Toady king wrote:No but Mal could have posted on either, or someone cross linked the post.

Even a new kingfisher as a bare kayak is just in your budget. Good solid kayaks, just lack a little on deck storage.

Okay thanks. Im looking at them now, but hopefully mal still has his :-)
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Re: Upgrading on a budget

Postby Hillbot2043 » 13 Jun 2017, 22:01

I picked up a Perception Pescadore 12 from Melbourne Paddlesports a couple of years ago for my first yak on a similar budget. $800 for the yak (paddle was extra).

This is bigger than the Scout but still a good size to carry or lift overhead. Very stable too - I am 6"3 and 115kgs and have only fallen out once (when drunk).

I would check them out - they are a re-badged Wilderness Systems Tarpon 120 (the previous shape). I think you can still get them for the price I mentioned.
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