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I Need Advice

Post By:fishingdude on 2/3/2014 4:07amicon
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My wife and I are planning to purchase a kayak. One that's suitable for milder waters and fishing. I've been passionate about fishing (stationary kind :P) for years now, but now I would like to improve on my hobby a bit; to bring some excitement to it :P

What interests me the most is, would this kayak be a good choice for the purpose I had in mind? http://www.tandemkayakreviews.com/lifetime-sport-fisher-kayak-with-paddles-and-backrests-review/

Also, i would be very grateful if you could just criticize it as much as you can :d Kidding, I would like to hear some objective opinions about it.

Thank you very much in advance.

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Post By: paddlesolo on 2/8/2014 7:35pm

The thing I would be most concerned about is that it is a 10 ft kayak, and claims to be a solo or tandem. How could two people fish without tangling everything up. Plus the fact that it won't track as well as a 12 ft, and would be rather slow. Looks bulky to me, and not very efficient.

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Post By: wildman on 3/4/2014 8:03am

I agree with the first post. Adding to that: the boat will be heavy in 10 or 12 foot size. I have a 11' 9" Mainstream/Kingfish sot. It weighs nearly 50 pounds and difficult to carry any distance alone. However, my age (60+) does limit my desire for a heavy boat. So I have moved to a Mohawk Odyssey canoe; which I paddle 98% of the time to enjoy creeks/rivers and fish/camp. My kayak is now used as a loaner for the newbies to try out. It is extremely stable and an excellent fishing boat but slow & heavy. Not sure if there is a tandem model.

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Post By: jonkayaker on 2/26/2017 11:35am

I see that you are planning to buy the lifetime kayak. Though the manufacturer says it can be used by two-three people, you won't feel comfortable for sure. If you are not ready to splash money, then it can be a choice, but if you are ready to splash some money, there are some other tandem kayaks which can do a great job for you. You can try this post [full disclosure: written be my]: http://kayakbase.com/best-fishing-kayak-reviews/ I tried this kayak with my cousin, and it was amazing, but the comfort could be better.

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