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 Post subject: old town caspian
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:37 pm 

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Just got a old town caspian 12' on sale from academy for $299. Based on my web research it is a remake of the ocean kayak scrambler xt, with adjustable foot pegs and lockable front hatch. I took it out to Bryan lake last saturday and was very happy with it. I would suggest it for anyone looking for a cheap quality kayak.


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 Post subject: Re: old town caspian
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:43 am 

Joined: Sun Apr 26, 2009 11:50 am
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Location: San Antonio <}}< WS Ride 135
My first kayak was a Scrambler. It was a pretty fast kayak and paddled nice without needing a rudder. I like the way they have the flat deck in the Caspian. Always hated those molded in footpegs and they just took up too much room and you couldn't lay a tackle box or anything and always had standing water. Much improved design! :clap:


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 Post subject: Re: old town caspian
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:47 pm 

Joined: Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:10 am
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Location: Fort Worth
I picked up one of those on the clearance deal too! Great deal in my opinion. I'm riggin' mine up with paddle clips, anchor trolly, dry storage (thanks to some designs I found on here) and building a cart to wheel it around on...haven't taken it out to the water yet. Glad you hear you're liking yours, makes me that much more excited to get out on mine!


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 Post subject: Re: old town caspian
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:53 pm 

Joined: Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:05 pm
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Location: Dallas
Got one too. I have taken it out two times. Only problem with it has been the rear scupper plugs under the seat. You will get wet butt in a hurry. Get some scupper plugs or plug them with a small pool noodle. Scupper plugs are only $10 shipped on ebay. Super stable yak, I was even able to scoot up and access the front hatch on the water without any issues last weekend.


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 Post subject: Re: old town caspian
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:32 pm 

Joined: Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:40 pm
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Location: Houston - SE
Does anyone know if you can install a rudder on this kayak? Thanks.

Emilio


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 Post subject: Re: old town caspian
PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:57 am 

Joined: Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:10 am
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Location: Fort Worth
Emilio wrote:
Does anyone know if you can install a rudder on this kayak? Thanks.

Emilio


My guess is that it is possible, but not without some creative modification. The way that the stern is "scooped out" doesn't leave an area to mount the rudder, but some sort of bridge could probably be constructed and attached to mount the rudder to...probably more trouble than it's worth.


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 Post subject: Re: old town caspian
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:43 am 

Joined: Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:10 am
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Location: Fort Worth
Just a heads up to anyone interested....I was at the Academy in Grapevine on Sunday, 2/17 and they still had at least one Caspian in stock and still for 299..


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