Jump to content
RealtreeByGod

Anyone know anything about Ozark Trail kayaks?

Recommended Posts

They had these things at Walmart for less 500 bucks. I'm assuming it's a rebrand where the name is just slapped on the side. Anyone knpw what factory these come out of / who makes them? They look fairly nice for the money.

 

GcJOmp5.thumb.jpg.2d4ac3dc6fbe123cf24674b263cf6605.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's a Sun Dolphin Boss 12. There are a lot of video reviews on youtube. Looks pretty nice for sub $500 and is supposed to be very stable.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sundolphin makes them. Bought my girlfriend one of the ten foot Ozarks. It has a sundolphin plaque on the inside of the kayak. It was less money with more features. And for how much it will get used why not

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It’s a lot of kayak for the money, but the plastic is very thin, and warps easily. Where the seat sits is a big problem area, from what I understand. If you’re prepared to deal with that if it becomes an issue, it’s got a lot of nice features. 

 

I almost bought one til I read tons of people having their seat pop out after a few hours out on a hot day. The sun is brutal on any kayak where I live, so I wasn’t prepared to risk it. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 6/20/2019 at 8:11 AM, Smalls said:

It’s a lot of kayak for the money, but the plastic is very thin, and warps easily. Where the seat sits is a big problem area, from what I understand. If you’re prepared to deal with that if it becomes an issue, it’s got a lot of nice features. 

 

I almost bought one til I read tons of people having their seat pop out after a few hours out on a hot day. The sun is brutal on any kayak where I live, so I wasn’t prepared to risk it. 

I came close to buying one too and heard the same about the seat and plastic. There are easy ways to fix it if you are just a little bit handy. It also may be more of a problem with overweight folk than with more normal sized people.

 

I don't know how many times I see a guy talking about how unstable or weak his plastic kayak is under his 300 pound body.

 

In the end I waited longer than I wanted too and found one on CraigsList - a WS Ride 115 for 500, with an AirPro max seat, I'm glad I was patient. Great deal!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 hours ago, schplurg said:

I don't know how many times I see a guy talking about how unstable or weak his plastic kayak is under his 300 pound body.

Kayak fishing is silly enough, but fat guy in a kayak should be a YouTube category, like Top 10, or flat earth.

Some of the funniest things I've seen on the water. 

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 hours ago, BassWhole! said:

Kayak fishing is silly enough, but fat guy in a kayak should be a YouTube category, like Top 10, or flat earth.

Some of the funniest things I've seen on the water. 

I swear one of the most common kayak question asked on forums and facebook is "what's the best kayak under $300 for someone over 300lbs"  😩

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • fishing

    fishing forum

    fishing rods

    fishing poles

    fishing

    fishing poles

    fishing poles

    fishing reels

    fishing

    fishing

    bass fish

    fish for bass
    fish

×
×
  • Create New...