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Old 12-25-2020, 05:08 PM   #1
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First Kayak, need an education

Your message board is the first I’ve registered for, I’m in the market for my first fishing kayak. Seems this is a very west coast based board, which is helpful but may also not give all info I need. Hopefully, I’m wrong, but if not suggestions much appreciated.

I live 40:60 Park City UT: Santa Barbara CA. The kayak is going to spend March- September in UT, maybe all the time. But, I will probably have years it’s brought home to SB.

I’m an avid fly fisherman and there’s a number of lakes(maybe Green River B section when conditions permit) I would find a kayak to be a great option in UT, WY, etc.. I don’t love tube fishing and some of lakes I’d frequent would benefit from increased water coverage and ability to get home in windy conditions.

I’ve narrowed to Jackson Kayak Mayfly(great setup for fly fishing), native Watercraft propel slayer 10.6(light), Pescador pilot 12.5 ft or OldTown Sportsman 10.6. First has no pedals but very well thought out for fly fishing. But, I like the idea of pedals to stabilize my position more quickly. It’s going to be fly fishing almost exclusively and while I might do some calm water ocean fishing 80%+ freshwater.

One of the benefits of the Mayfly is its built for fly fishing and the floor is very open for fly line. One of the issues with it is I see the benefits of hands free movement and stabilization with pedals, not an option with it. But there’s the issue with line,pedal entanglement. Heaviest kayak is the mayfly of my choices, so getting on my lifted Jeep(4-5 inches above stock) is also a concern. Maybe 60-90 lbs range doesn’t make too much difference but some of the easier loading options, Hullvater and the Yakima option have 70 and 80 lb limits so might make the difference.

Love to hear opinions on this and sorry for the length.
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Old 12-25-2020, 06:19 PM   #2
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1) Welcome to the board.

I have two kayaks (14 ft. Malibu X Factor/15ft Hobie Outback) that will be for sale early next year when I get back from my ice fishing trip toÖÖÖ. wait for it .......Utah!!! Look up my previously posted long reports here.

I will also have a special rack (Thule Hullavator) for sale too. Along with many related items. Just add water.

Currently I am too busy getting ready for my trip. PM me after January 20th for more details if you can wait.

2) Are you aware of funny A in your post?

3) Do you happen to know a ski instructor named Magic who lives in Park City for about 40 years? I will be visiting him on Jan. 4th.

Happy holidays.
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Old 12-26-2020, 08:13 AM   #3
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1) Welcome to the board.

I have two kayaks (14 ft. Malibu X Factor/15ft Hobie Outback) that will be for sale early next year when I get back from my ice fishing trip toÖÖÖ. wait for it .......Utah!!! Look up my previously posted long reports here.

I will also have a special rack (Thule Hullavator) for sale too. Along with many related items. Just add water.

Currently I am too busy getting ready for my trip. PM me after January 20th for more details if you can wait.

2) Are you aware of funny A in your post?

3) Do you happen to know a ski instructor named Magic who lives in Park City for about 40 years? I will be visiting him on Jan. 4th.

Happy holidays.
I donít know Magic, enjoy your visit. Iím up on Deer Valley slopes, donít go into Park City all that much(especially now)

No idea on that A, seems to be with donít and doesnít. Will see if happens again, I didnít do it.

Hullvater i have interest in, depends on boat I get. The weight limit says 70 lbs, most the boats I have interest in surpass that. Have you tested the limits on that. I assume your boats for sale push 125 lbs or more, did you use the Hullvater for those? The Yakima version has 80 lbs max, might go that way due to max weight being higher.

Feel free to PM me too after the 20th, it will be clearer then what Kayak Iím getting.
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Old 12-27-2020, 04:55 AM   #4
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Hullivator supports my 2017 OB.

You'll have to adjust the cradles on each rack/ arm so the width of the kayak fits.

Best platform I've used to load my kayak when I road trip!

Good luck.
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Old 12-27-2020, 06:22 AM   #5
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I loaded the 15 ft. Hobie Outback with the Hallavator.

It made the width of the kayak, but had to be set to Past maximum!

Without the drive I don't think the Outback weighs over 80 lbs.

I looked, but could not find answer from Google. You may want to look.

I will discuss it further later as to the pro and cons.
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Old 12-28-2020, 10:08 AM   #6
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I loaded the 15 ft. Hobie Outback with the Hallavator.

It made the width of the kayak, but had to be set to Past maximum!

Without the drive I don't think the Outback weighs over 80 lbs.

I looked, but could not find answer from Google. You may want to look.

I will discuss it further later as to the pro and cons.
I'm not sure if a 15ft hobie outback exists.
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Old 12-28-2020, 12:18 PM   #7
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I'm not sure if a 15ft hobie outback exists.
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Old 12-30-2020, 10:11 AM   #8
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I'm not sure if a 15ft hobie outback exists.
It could be one of Frank's inventions.
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It could be one of Frank's inventions.
Inventing something usually means you were the first person to put something into practice. Unfortunately for many of Frank's inventions, there will never be a second.
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Inventing something usually means you were the first person to put something into practice. Unfortunately for many of Frank's inventions, there will never be a second.
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Old 01-12-2021, 05:01 PM   #11
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Sorry for delay in my reply.

I just got back from Utah, ice fishing trip.

I could not log in while there, got see why?

The correct length of my Hobie Outback is 13 ft. plus and not 15 foot.

When I list it for sale, I will have correct information about it.
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