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I have a Pelican Sentinel 100x angler: https://www.pelicansport.com/us_en/sentinel-100x-angler-2019

I want to custom paint it as I mean, it's a fairly common kayak around here and I like to stand out and make it mine.

What paint would one recommend do to this? Maybe a video or a link to someone else custom painting a kayak?

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It can be done, but there is some time intensive prep involved if you want the paint to last. You need to heat the surface with a heat gun or other source (don't melt the plastic) until you see a shine develop on the surface. (This is the fixer that is added during molding, it needs to be removed before applying a primer.) Wipe the fixer off with a soft cloth and alcohol, repeat if needed. (Don't do this around the heat source!) Once the fixer is removed from the surface you can spray the primer on. This same method can be done when applying decals to your yak.

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9 hours ago, Fishingmickey said:

You might look into getting it wrapped.

FM

And where do one look for a wrap?

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21 hours ago, eightydee said:

And where do one look for a wrap?

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On 8/6/2019 at 8:09 PM, eightydee said:

And where do one look for a wrap?

You might try these links or find your own using google. Not sure where in northern Minnersoota yer located at.

 

http://graphicsguyswraps.com/our-galleries-for-the-graphics-guys-custom-vehicle-wraps-ham-lake-mn-55304/boats

 

http://www.digitalinkdesign.net/boats-digital-ink.htm

 

https://www.ultimateboatwraps.com/

 

My initial thought is maybe you should use the kayak for a few months. Then think about getting it wrapped or painted if your still so inclined.

FM

 

 

 

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On 8/8/2019 at 11:23 AM, Fishingmickey said:

You might try these links or find your own using google. Not sure where in northern Minnersoota yer located at.

 

http://graphicsguyswraps.com/our-galleries-for-the-graphics-guys-custom-vehicle-wraps-ham-lake-mn-55304/boats

 

http://www.digitalinkdesign.net/boats-digital-ink.htm

 

https://www.ultimateboatwraps.com/

 

My initial thought is maybe you should use the kayak for a few months. Then think about getting it wrapped or painted if your still so inclined.

FM

 

 

 

 

Whoa..... Thank you SO much for these. I emailed two of them for more information. I live in Hibbing, Minnesota so one is located 2 hours south of me as well I have a very good friend in the same town so.

 

But I have been using this kayak for a month straight now and I have been traveling to multiple lake so it's mounted on top of my car. I would like to stand out a little bit. So, wel'll see what they say!

 

Thank you SO much!

 

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2 hours ago, J Francho said:

Talk to my man, W2N: https://www.facebook.com/wwade.nichols

 

He paints his kayaks.

I sent him a message. I got a quote from one company. They wouldn't be able to do the top half. However, the bottom half would be about 700-800 as just a rough estimate. I still don't know what exactly I would like. Mostly, a red/black/white or grey design of some sorts. Maybe a little custom lettering.

 

So I think, Just be easier to paint?

 

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Just now, eightydee said:

So I think, Just be easier to paint?

Yep.  I looked into wrapping a kayak a decade ago.  Cost was prohibitive, durability suspect.

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Just now, J Francho said:

Yep.  I looked into wrapping a kayak a decade ago.  Cost was prohibitive, durability suspect.

And I mean, it would be cool to have a custom wrap but than again, this is my first angler kayak and I do want to a rod holder or two. Maybe even a fish finder. So, maybe I'll look more into painting it myself and maybe my next one that is higher quality or something, I'll look into a wrap.

 

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I would want rod holders, tackle storage, anchor trolley, and electronics before spending money on a wrap.  In that order, as well.

I'm assuming you have a decent paddle and PFD.

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2 minutes ago, J Francho said:

I would want rod holders, tackle storage, anchor trolley, and electronics before spending money on a wrap.  In that order, as well.

I'm assuming you have a decent paddle and PFD.

My thoughts exactly. Here is actually my next order:

 

Rod holder:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001M4HT1G/?coliid=IITPMFDYLZTKK&colid=2B8ENFUPAR9LX&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

 

Bait Board:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009SUADRI/?coliid=I2O8SQNNJCQ1R3&colid=2B8ENFUPAR9LX&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

 

Anchor Mount:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001M4HTNY/?coliid=I2JPSWFU1534ID&colid=2B8ENFUPAR9LX&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

 

Fish Finder:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B017NI17HQ/?coliid=I3DGNSZM53SNEJ&colid=2B8ENFUPAR9LX&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

 

My kayak does have two built in rod holders or keepers that are located behind. However, It would be nice to paddle or leave it secure so I don't have to squeeze my legs. Or even try walleye fishing.

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The only item I would use in that list is the Garmin unit. 

 

Some better products:

Anchor Trolley: https://www.yakattack.us/LeverLoc_Anchor_Trolley_p/ams-1003.htm

 

Get a milk crate, and attach one or two of these to it: https://www.amazon.com/ISURE-MARINE-USA-Vertical-Fishing/dp/B07SH38S48?SubscriptionId=AKIAILSHYYTFIVPWUY6Q&tag=duckduckgo-ffnt-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B07SH38S48

 

For up front rod holders, look at RAM: https://www.rammount.com/shop-all/kayak/fishing-rod-holders

 

I've never needed a bait board, so I have no clue what to get there.

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For an anchor, I am currently using a 8 pound woman's weight tied to some cheap rope. It works to SOME extent, however, I do not have much option to tie the end too and it's a 30 foot rope so I have to like wrap it around my leg or sit on it.

 

I saw someone use a retractable dog leash but meh.

I wonder how a fish finder would perform on a kayak though. I never had one, my grandpa had on many years ago on his boat on Lake of The Woods but I fish in like maybe 10 feet at max. So I think a fish finder would be pointless unless I do get a front rod holder and try my hand at trolling.

 

Have you ever tried to troll with a kayak? Walleye fish or whatnot?

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eightydee,

     8# dumb bell and 50' of 1/4" braided rope works great to about 25' depth. Deeper then that you need to go to 75' of line.  Paracord  for anchor rope is just too thin, Dog leashes rust out and are too short.

FM

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1 hour ago, Fishingmickey said:

eightydee,

     8# dumb bell and 50' of 1/4" braided rope works great to about 25' depth. Deeper then that you need to go to 75' of line.  Paracord  for anchor rope is just too thin, Dog leashes rust out and are too short.

FM

Well, if I'm directly in the open area where the wind is high, I fish in no deeper than 10 feet. In some cases, it was dragging along the bottom and I pulled up so much cabage. I think I might get a collapsible one. Wal-Mart has them for like 12 bucks I think. 3.5 pound

 

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20 hours ago, eightydee said:

I wonder how a fish finder would perform on a kayak though.

They work great,  Check out the two links below.

 

https://photos.smugmug.com/Family/Fishing-Journal/i-7sHLc7c/0/ae133d45/X2/IMG_1316-X2.jpg

 

 

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