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By now you know I am disabled, which slightly complicates my selection process. I cant use my right leg so that eliminates a rudder and Mirage drive. I am 190cms (6ft3ins) and weigh110kg. So far I have boiled down my choices to:
Perception Swing
Ocean Kayak Prowler13
Viking Espri
Malibu Pro Explorer ( with the weight 19kg and capacity 205kg it surpises me that this is not more popular, am I missing something?)
Perhaps the new Wavedance when its available.
Most of my fishing will be in Port Phillip Bay.
What do you guys think. :?:

Thanks
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Personally i think the espri would suit you best, although any light yak would be good. I have heard lots of good reviews about it and it's small and light making it easier for you to transort alone. And it's good value for money!!
 

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Gday Ian, welcome aboard. I'd suggest getting in touch with a few of the guys from the forum in Melbourne. There's a few different yaks amoung them and they regularly head out as a group. Im sure they would be only too keen to help you out and let you test each of the different models they have.

My next suggestion was going to be Billybob, but it sounds as though you've already been in contact with him. The 'Mangoes' have a few Swings among them so you can get an idea of Billybobs set up if you choose to go that way.

All the best and look forward to hearing about how you get on.
 

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Red, the specs I looked at state 19kg take a look at this http://www.fishyak.com.au/proexspec.html
I wonder which is right :?:
At 19kg with its capacity its worth looking at :?:
The Melbourne guys are catching up when the weather warms up, cant wait.
Thanks for your help and encouragement.

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Ian: The Pro eXplorer is 42lbs or 19kgs. By the time you get it fitted out you may find it a bit heavier.

Have a look at the Malibu Mini-X. It is only 2.84m long and as wide as the X-Factor (.84cm) Check out the FishYak site and have a bit of a browse. However, I would think that only the ProEx or the Mini-X would fit your needs.

Check your PM as I sent all the information to you via PM.

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Hey Red: that is interesting. Looks like one of the two is a misprint as the both end in "2". I have checked with the supplier out of curiosity and 42 is the right weight. If the 52 were right it would only make it a few pounds less then the bigger eXtreme. So Ian, I would go with the 42 or 19Kgs.
 
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