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Ok all you Prowler guys out there. I am looking at the new Elite which are supposed to arrive here in a couple of days. My original choice is/was the X-Factor. But, I'm beginning to think it might be out of my budget and the new Elite looks great. Is there anyone out there who is the 6'3" 120Kg class that can give me an idea of how the Prowler might go for me? The specs say it will carry 230Kgs and I'm hoping the seating area might be big enough for my beam. I'm told that the front hatch leaking is no longer an issue and that the center hatch is now moulded in.
Just wondering how you all feel about the stability issue.
 

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I have a P13. it would carry your frame easy. And the centre hatch is molded. Can speek for the newer model. Have you looked at the P13?
 

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Rawprawn: No I have not looked seriously at it. I was hung up on the X-Factor until I saw the Elite and with a price of $1749, it looks hard to beat.
 

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A few blokes have the P13 , it's a finalist in the list for my next yak.

At 1,300 with a delux backrest and two rod holders it's not bad value.
 

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Duncan,

I'm 6 foot and no change out of 100kgs. The elite handles me with easy. I also paddled with another new elite owner - he's at least 6'5" and probably 110kg on a god day. His comments were that it had a heap of room, was comfortable and more than able to handle his weight. It didn't effect the difficulty of paddle (it didn't fell weighted down).

In my opinion the extra volume the elite has would make it a better option that the P13. Another point the elite had was a nice flaring on the front bow which will help you as well if your on the heavier side as well.

Was a dry ride as well.
best of luck
james
 

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G'day Duncan, I know a big guy, (in your weight range) who has both a Prowler Elite & an X-factor & rates the Elite much better, especially in terms of speed.

Also know another guy who is happy with his Prowler 13.

The Elite looks pretty good though. I'd try them all out before I made my decision if I was you.
 

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Gatesy... at 85cm, JB's Kingfish is only just legal over here.
Much shorter and he would have had to throw it back. :)

There is no hull slap with the Prowler Elite 4.5. 8)

DogFish
 

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Gatesy - Not wanting to get into competition about whose is bigger than whose - heres the but. In NZ the legal size of yellowtailed kingfish is 75cm, most competitions won't weight them in under 1 metre. The "world record" is around 52Kgs - at least 2 examples of this size have been caught here. Typically a fish smaller that 1 metre is call a Rat kingfish here. They mature over here ready to bread at just over a year and the 75cm legal size allows them to breed once.

These fish are truely the test of a great fisher - when they get to any size they pull like nothing I have felt before - but from what I've heard GT's aren't far off.

If you get a chance get your ass over here and give these fullas a go. I guarantee you'll have a smile or permant hard on for at least a couple of weeks :D

kingies seem to love our water temp and reef structure plus the large volumes of bait fish (kawahai - aussie salmon, mackerl, and simlar).

if your over here bring your rod - and don't try bringing no light line - I've tried and its like bringing a water pistol to a gun fight!!!!
 

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Onya JB, between your huge kings and snapper, it kind of makes me wonder why so many bloody kiwis live at Bondi. The fishing and hunting you guys have is world class to say the least. Please keep up the reports from your side of the pond mate.

Catch ya Scott
 
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