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I am looking to get a cheap ($350 or less) dollar fishing kayak to leave at a friend's house who lives a couple hundred yards away from a lake in town. I need something that would be easy to carry and big enough for an average height guy.

 

Does anyone have experience with the Pelican Mustang (link above)?

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I’m not familiar with the Mustang, but my first non-inflatable kayak was a Pelican Pursuit 80 DLX. It wasn’t fancy and the seat was very, VERY uncomfortable, but it was very light and worked fine for me.

 

I’m sure you wouldn’t have any real issues with the Mustang, as long as you could find a comfortable seating position. In kayaks with only molded-in seating, I’ve found that putting extra padding on the seat bottom helps a lot. I’ve used a foam gardener’s kneeling pad and a USCG-approved throwable flotation cushion, but now use a gel seat cushion from Purple:

 

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15 hours ago, Kiss My Bass! said:

https://www.dickssportinggoods.com/p/pelican-mustang-100x-kayak-18pelumstng100xkypsk/18pelumstng100xkypsk?

I am looking to get a cheap ($350 or less) dollar fishing kayak to leave at a friend's house who lives a couple hundred yards away from a lake in town. I need something that would be easy to carry and big enough for an average height guy.

 

Does anyone have experience with the Pelican Mustang (link above)?

I have last years DSG exclusive Pelican kayak, the Tracker 100. It's basically a Pelican Trailblazer with 2 rod holders and a paddle bungee.

 

I am thinking of getting the Mustang 100 for my son as it has a few upgrades (like the removable pod) that I like.

 

I love my Tracker. It is light (38lbs) and I am able to load and unload it from the top of my car by myself. I can put my shoulder in the cockpit and carry it from the parking lot to the boat launch with ease. Being so light it is pretty fast in the water. I can paddle circles around my friend who has a Perception Swifty Deluxe and my Father-in Law who has a Sun Dolphin Journey sit on kayak. It tracks pretty well. Carrying it to and from my car has kept the hull in decent shape. It is a multi-layer construction but I would avoid dragging it as the hull seems thin. Again the bright side of it being so light is it is easy to carry and avoid scraping it on the ground. The seat is not as bad as some others I have sat it. It is a sort of ergo-bucket seat and I have no problems sitting in it for 4 hour trips. Not much space for carrying stuff but I like to go light so it has not been a problem for me. The Pod in the Mustang would let you take more than I can though.

 

Keep in mind it is an entry level kayak with no bells and whistles. It will get you on the water and where you want to go fast and easy. I have not had any issues with the thermo-formed hull but I keep mine in a garage out of the elements.

 

Overall I have been very happy with mine. Every time I look at another kayak I have to remind myself of the 38lb weight of mine and it stops me from looking any further.

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7 minutes ago, NYWayfarer said:

Every time I look at another kayak I have to remind myself of the 38lb weight of mine and it stops me from looking any further.

:thumbsup:

 

My Hurricane Santee 116 Sport weighs only 36 pounds. That's a tough, if not impossible, act to follow.

 

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2 minutes ago, PECo said:

:thumbsup:

 

My Hurricane Santee 116 Sport weighs only 36 pounds. That's a tough, if not impossible, act to follow.

It certainly is. I would hope others experience the ease of going light with their kayaks. It seems it is just the opposite as kayaks are getting bigger and bulkier.

 

Thanks for the seat cushion tip BTW I got to get one of those purple cushions!

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2 minutes ago, NYWayfarer said:

Thanks for the seat cushion tip BTW I got to get one of those purple cushions!

Whatever you use, just make sure it can’t absorb water!

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Welcome aboard!

 

Pelican yaks are fine. I started with one bought at

BJ's Wholesale many moons ago. It served me well

and taught me things that I wanted in a fishing kayak

which it did not provide. Namely, ability to stand and

fish - and stability.

 

Thus I upgraded to a yak that provided that for me.

 

The model you list above is a sit IN kayak, and while

I know many use them and love them for fishing, I do 

not. I prefer a sit ON kayak. However, the model I have

today is actually a hybrid kayak/canoe but has a very

open cockpit unlike a sit-IN yak.

 

That's personal. I won't take away what people love about

sit IN yaks, just stating my preference.

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