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2 hours ago, NYWayfarer said:

New boat time. I have been in a pelican Tracker Angler 100 (DSG exclusive) kayak since 2017 That is a long time to know what I really want in a kayak.

 

My list was in order of importance:

 

Light weight

Better seat 

Gear tracks

Paddle rest

 

I need to be able to car top this boat, and carry it to the areas I like to fish. 
 

I need a better seat with some back support

 

I need some of those Scotty mount gear tracks

 

I need some place to put my paddle instead of my lap.

 

I found what I was looking for in the Pelican pioneer 100xr kayak. At 43 pounds I can lift the thing over my head and car top and portage by myself. The seat is a removable lawn chair type I so desperately wanted. It has 2 rod holder and 2 gear tracks. It also has paddle rest indents.

 

It will be at least a month before I can get it in the water but I picked it up today.

 

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That is nice! I know the feeling. Ive had my kayak I got in January still in the plastic here. I am probably going to take it to Round Lake or Ballston lake for its first voyage when ice is gone and we get a warm days. 

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36 minutes ago, DogBone_384 said:

Congratulations. It looks new.  What kind of transducer mount is that?

That's a lowrance 3in1 transducer, I have 2- Elite ti2 9" finders on the boat. The mount itself is a piece of 1/4" aluminum flat stock. It was on there when I purchased the boat. I would imagine homemade?

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Here's my newest kayak. I caught a 7.5 pounder on the maiden cruise. Pescador Pro 10. You can see the tip of my old kayak, an original Pescador 12. It's now the backup, or "buddy" kayak. I also occasionally fish from the back deck of my buddy's Tracker.

 

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2 hours ago, Biglittle8 said:

Just picked up this Ranger, this thing is in amazing shape for a 35 year old boat. 1 owner, garage kept it's whole life

That thing is vintage!

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3 hours ago, Biglittle8 said:

Just picked up this Ranger, this thing is in amazing shape for a 35 year old boat. 1 owner, garage kept it's whole life. 

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This looks like it came out of Forrest L Woods' museum.

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1 hour ago, gimruis said:

That thing is vintage!

Yeah, the gel-coat is a 9.99 out of 10, the spare still has the warning sticker on it! Supposedly has 50 hrs on motor. The driver seat has some binding coming loose... That's about it.

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11 hours ago, Biglittle8 said:

The mount itself is a piece of 1/4" aluminum flat stock. It was on there when I purchased the boat

Thanks. I too have an Elite Ti2 9 on the bow. It looks like I’m gonna get busy in the garage.

 

Enjoy your boat!

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5 minutes ago, Biglittle8 said:

I can get some pictures if you want them.

That would be great, thank you very much.

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5 minutes ago, Biglittle8 said:

I can get some pictures if you want them.

That would be great, thank you very much.

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13 minutes ago, Meowmicks said:

Just finished fixing up my 1st boat ever, picked it up back in November and spent the winter doing a mini restoration.

1991 Nitro 170TF 115hp Johnson/evinrude

 

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Great job looks great.. enjoy

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Just now, Skunked again said:

Are peddle kayaks that much better than paddle ? 

Never had a kayak, reason for asking.

Can’t comment on my own use, but presumably a pedal version offers the ability to use both hands for fishing while your feet run the pedals. If I was going to buy a kayak, I would go with pedals too.

 

I believe pedal versions do still use a paddle on occasion though. There’s one mounted on the side of the kayak, in fact.

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20 minutes ago, Skunked again said:

Are peddle kayaks that much better than paddle ? 

Never had a kayak, reason for asking.


Its a lot better for covering more water, and having my hands free to fish while moving forward or backwards etc. For example I fished the river, in photo, I was able to easily fish back up river even with the current being fairly strong. Wasn’t a big deal to stay in the same place and make a few casts at a lay down, or catching a fish and not drifting down river while getting it in the net. Another thing is wind, I got sick of fighting the wind and having to make adjustments with my paddle while fishing. I was paddling more than fishing, now I’m fishing more and able to make adjustments with the pedal drive when it’s needed. 
 

The prop does get tangled up in weeds, but then I just pull the pedal drive up and paddle around. I considered the hobies but the instant reverse of the pedal drive sold me. Getting weeds out is the only down side. So have to pick what’s more important to you.
 

These fishing kayaks are generally pretty slow and barge like to paddle. I’m coming from a Wilderness Systems Ride 115. Also being sit on top, the wind seems to push them around pretty good. The pedal drive just makes life easier. 

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On 3/14/2021 at 5:38 PM, superkamikazee said:

Old Town Sportsman PDL 106, ice out and maiden voyage. There’s no going back to paddling. 

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I like my Oldtown Loon 126 but seriously considering adding a second yak. The Sportsman 106 PDL or maybe the Salty 120 PDL.

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Just got back from picking up the Lund 1875 PVB XS, 12 hours each way to WI, but it was well worth it. Big shout out to @FryDog62 for lots of info about the boat, and also @A-Jay with some dimension info. Can't wait to get her broken in on the water!

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4 minutes ago, Junger said:

Just got back from picking up the Lund 1875 PVB XS, 12 hours each way to WI, but it was well worth it. Big shout out to @FryDog62 for lots of info about the boat, and also @A-Jay with some dimension info. Can't wait to get her broken in on the water!

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SWEET RIG ~ !!!

Best of luck with her

CONGRATULATIONS 

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A-Jay

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Fits in the garage like a glove........now I gotta hang some overhead storage racks because all of our beach stuff is spread across the lawn.

 

Thanks @fishwizzard for rendering some CAD drawings, it was a lot closer than I thought it would be, mostly because I had to swing the engine to the left. I would get a few more inches if I could swing to the right and angle it the other direction, but I can't.

 

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