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Mac_Fish Viking Tempo Fisherman

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Here it is in it's basic form.

I only intend to put a sounder on it and a very small crate in the rear well where the slightly sunken area is for the battery box.

For my style of fishing it has plenty of room on top.

I like the colour, hopefully I can sneak up on the fish. The colour is a bit darker than what came out in the photo's.

My only negative comment about the Kayak is the placement of the scupper holes at the rear of the foot wells. They should be in the foot wells.



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Congrats Sel.

If you are going after any big pelagics, you will find the stock rod holders impractical. They point forward, to keep clear of the paddle, so a strike from a big fish makes it very difficult to remove the rod and very easy to remove the rod holder!

I would consider placing rod holders behind the seat and facing back and out for the bigger fish.

The best customisation I made to my tempo is to build a set of rod holders that I strap to the battery box. It is just four vertical holders screwed to a piece of timber, with a luggage strap adjusted to give a tight fit. See the attached pic. This is only for storing rods and the net, but means they are directly behind me at a little distance so are well out of the way when casting.
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