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I just got my Prowler 13 on the weekend. These new ones have a lot of moulded in brass threaded mounting points. Has anyone else got one of these boats and started using the mount points?

Here's some pics of them:

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also there's this one behind the seat which is just a big plastic threaded hole. Would be for a flag I reckon.
 

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Hi Vert
Nice boat you got there.
Can i ask what made you get the 13 over the Elite?
As for the brass mounts i dont know much mate sorry i got a Viking :D

Thanks Rik
 

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Good question Magicrik

A bunch of reasons made me go for the 13. The 4.5 seemed more of an ocean going vessel. But I'll do most of my paddling & fishing in sheltered bays, estuaries and lakes. I would have had a hard time fitting that extra 40 cm into my shed. I knew the 13 was a proven boat cause heaps of people on this site have them and love them. And I was running out of money, even though it was only an extra couple of hundred dollars. The 4.5 has better provisions for a fish finder, but plenty of people have put them on their 13s. It was basically a bit of a toss up in the end - and the 13 got the heads up. :wink:

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I have a 13 and as does Gatsey . I have never seen these mounting points on a P13 before. Maybe it is something new they are doing. Hard to imagine why. Some of those points are in obscure places. You sure you’re the first owner?
 

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Looking at it closely it is a different mould to my P13. Those rod holders are not the same as mine. There are also other subtle differences in the hull. Is it the new NZ manufactured P13 I wonder?
 

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Looks like an NZ one as the elite is out of NZ and has most of those insert nuts.

Here's what they are for:
4 in front of cup holder are for a scotty rod holder mounting block - specifically designed for this size.
2 on the left front of yak = anchor pully system (yes you can buy them in NZ ready to go off the shelf with all requirements)
2 on very rear left side is the other end of the anchor pully system
2 on the back deck are for the attachments for the insulated well cover (also can be brought from OK)
1 behind seat is for flag and or light

Only ones that puzzle me are 2 starboard back well and one either side of the seat - my guess is its for a gaff attachment system - but could be wrong I'll find out this weekend if If I fish with the fullas at OK nz. Alternatice for the 2 on the starboard back well is for a trolling motor mount - if there's a flat section on top side of the well wall then its for that.

Here's a few pics of my elite with anchor pully as proof.
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You sure you’re the first owner?
The one I had a look at Anaconda had these nuts strategically placed around the hull.

I even think Dallas said he had them in his elite.

Great in my opinion, no need to drill holes.

I am planning on getting one myself, a prowler 13, I will be using up there mounting points for accessories.

Vertigrator, I'm still jealous, you lucky bugger. :D :D

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Onya Vert, what a sexy boat. She looks like Katana's sexy little sister given her colour. I personally think all of those threaded inserts are a great idea and obviously one that as JB said has overflowed from the Elite. What is the stated weight of her as i wonder if she has had the extra hull thickness threatment that the Elite got which I feel is un-necessary for all bar heavy weight paddlers given the abuse Katana has taken since I got her.

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Yep, it's from the NZ factory. The stated weight for a Prowler 13 on http://www.oceankayak.com is 24.5kg but it's 28kg on http://www.oceankayak.co.nz so it looks like the NZ ones are made a bit thicker than the US ones. Which I reckon is great, I'll feel better about running into rocks now.

Now starts the hunt for things to screw into those holes. :roll: Thanks for the info JB, I'd love to hear any more info you get from the NZ OK fellas. :wink:

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My Prowler Elite does not have any of these nut inserts....... :evil:

It just gets better and better......thin spots and now I find out I received an early prototype that is not up to spec?

Not happy Jan.......
 

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Dallas - I feel an accident coming on. One where you slip carrying it and your thumb goes through the thin spot :twisted:

Take it back fulla and get a new one - I have only seen 1 elite without inserts -
You have got a bit of a story now
- thin spots and
- ripped off about the inserts
If you paid full price its got to be an easy sell to get a new one.

I'm sure OK could help you out. Remember the sqeaky wheel gets the oil.
 
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Heya JB,

I will be taking my Elite back to Anaconda where I purchased it in a few weeks time. This weekend I will be away for the weekend down to Yamba, the following weekend is my first wedding anniversary so tied up all that weekend as well.

Its going to have to be Saturday 9th September I take it back in as I can't get there any earlier than this.

Will see what happens I guess......

I paid full price for my boat AU$1699, and even the Ocean Kayak Webpage for AU shows that the non-fishing model still should have the mounting points for the anchor rig, which mine does not have.......

My yak is without doubt below spec as advertised on their website......
 

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Dallas said:
Heya JB,

.... the following weekend is my first wedding anniversary so tied up all that weekend as well.

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Tied up all weekend?? Well each to their own I say :wink: :lol: :wink:

On a more serious note - good luck with getting your yak re-issued Dallas!
 
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Wow......just had an interesting, (and rather animated at the end) discussion with Ocean Kayak AUS (Canoe Sports) about the warranty request.......

Been told to take the boat back in to place of purchase and ask for a refund.....and not to buy another Prowler (!!), was told by the rep at Canoe Sports that I should have been thankfull just to get one regardless of the problems with the thin spot and lack of nut inserts which are an advertised feature of the kayak.......

Also suggested it was somehow my duty of care to check the kayak had all the advertised features at point of sale.......next time I buy a new laptop I better make sure I count how many pixels are on the screen to ensure they match what is advertised?? :shock:

Weird, they want to give me back my money......and then tell me to spend it elsewhere, even though I still want the Prowler Elite as my yak! and have said nothing but good things about the kayak not withstanding the thin spot and absent nut inserts.......
 

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