You can read my review of them here. The gunwhales are angled & don't have a flat on top but you can still fit a flushmount. If you want them forward-facing that's O.K. but your rods will be at about 45Ã‚Â° off the water rather than vertical. You can also fit flushmounts into the wide, flat centre console.
I have one for sale (only been wet once) in Mango colour if you are interested :wink: Go here for more details.
Adam, one of the main reasons I am considering this one is its weight at 19kg it is the lightest of my short list. It also has a great capacity. I just cant understand why it is not more popular with members of the forum. :?:
I was at Anaconda yesterday and had my first look at a Prowler 13 8) 8). I will be trying out my short list as soon as the weather improves.
G'day Ian, the other thing I have read about is that on other sites is that the weights quoted for Malibu kayaks are often way off. Have seen figures in the States of 80lbs when the official weight was 59lbs.
I'd just give it a go lifting a few different models if I were you. I think the Prowler 13 is a nice boat. I've lifted one of them before & it didn't seem too bad.
Yes, all Malibu's quoted boat weights are 'optimistic'. The Pro Explorer is more in the 23-24 kg range I reckon.
The X-Factor is one of the heavier boats on the market it's true, but please note that they are a BIG boat compared to Prowlers, Scuppers etc. After all, they do have a carrying capacity of 270kg compared to the P13's 180-200kg & the Scupper's 160kg.
i like mine if that helps haha but i can lift it onto my ford explorer easy by myself. so there is no way its anymore then 25kg!! ive fished it in some pretty lumpy seas at southwest rocks and port macquarie. rides well and tracks good, and not to bad of a price. the only problem i found was puttin a fish in the front hatch!