Rawprawn, I think its worked mate. You can pay me when next we meet 8)Gatesy said:The yak did not feel tippy at any point but perhaps this is because my balance is a little better then perils :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: (sorry Dave i couldn'y resist ).
1. I find the rear moulded rod holders a little difficult especially in rough conditions. This is because there are caps that cover the holes. the problem is the caps are always resting over the holes so you need 2 hands to put a rod in the holder. One hand to hold the cap back and the other hand to put the rod in. The only other thing i would like to see witht rear moulded holders is for them to be angled a little more out the side of the yak so the rod tips are further apart when trolling.
2. You don't even notice the pedals are there when your rigging up. It is very easy to take your feet out and rest them in the foot well area of the yak and then it is just like any other kayak
3. Yes i always have the keel plug installed and it has not got in the way of anything. Maybe i will experience hooks getting tangled or stuck in the foam but nothing thus far
4. The paddle is very nice. I am not really a connoisseur of paddles so i doubt i will be much assistance on this. I would say it is easily par with the paddle i had on the prowler but i can't remember what that one was called. It is very easy to adjust and one benefit is it allows for left and right handed paddlers because there are 3 settings. It fits together very well and there is no movement or give in the paddle so you don't notice it is a 2 piece paddle at all. I have been told to make sure i pull it apart after every use or it may get stuck due to salt build up.
5. I'd piss the rear rod holder caps off and thats about it. I am not a really fussy guy and the only things i want now are the fishfinder etc which are all after market add ons. Perhaps people fishing in different places or fishing different style would make changes but i am very happy