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 Post subject: Nucanoe Frontier 12
PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 12:19 pm 
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So, I finally got my Nucanoe Frontier out on the water and caught my first fish with it. I sold my Jackson Cuda 14 so get this one. I picked it up at MOC kayak in Austin. They had a demo that I tried out and I loved it, so I got one. After fishing out of it yesterday, I absolutely love this thing. I was fishing in Lake Austin, and even with all of the power boats zooming past me, It never once felt unstable. It tracks really straight, and maneuvers really well. It isn't the fastest boat out there, but if I need to go long distances, I will just put a trolling motor on it. The swivel seat made a huge difference too. When the wind would blow me in a different direction, I would just turn the seat to face the direction I am casting. I was really surprised how stable the boat was even when I was facing sideways in my seat. I am really happy with the Nucanoe Frontier and look forward to fishing out of it a lot in the near future.


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 Post subject: Re: Nucanoe Frontier 12
PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 12:20 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Nucanoe Frontier 12
PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 12:38 pm 
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Glad you like it. They certainly are an interesting yak/boat. The ability to add a motor is great.

One thing..be sure to keep your MSO (manufacturer's Statement of Origin), that should have come with the boat, handy. If you want to register the boat in TX to add a trolling motor, you will need it.

One other question..I noticed the two wheels at the stern. Did they come with the boat, or is that something that you rigged up? thanks Rich


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 Post subject: Re: Nucanoe Frontier 12
PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 1:53 pm 
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Love the seat that swivels. I was just getting ready to ask how hard it is to move and saw the wheels. Looks like a fun fishing machine!


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 Post subject: Re: Nucanoe Frontier 12
PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 3:49 pm 
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richg99 wrote:
One thing..be sure to keep your MSO (manufacturer's Statement of Origin), that should have come with the boat, handy. If you want to register the boat in TX to add a trolling motor, you will need it.


Yeah, I already registered it. It was a pretty simple process. All they needed was the HIN and the receipt. Oh yeah, they also needed a picture of the Hull ID number which I had on my phone, or you can just bring the boat with you.


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 Post subject: Re: Nucanoe Frontier 12
PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 3:52 pm 
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Hmmmm No MSO???? Each office must have different rules! Rich


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 Post subject: Re: Nucanoe Frontier 12
PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 4:01 pm 
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Yeah all I needed is HID and bill of sale from previous owner. Which if it was never registered its a kayak so I'm I'm sure you can make your own bill of sale if you never got one lol


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 Post subject: Re: Nucanoe Frontier 12
PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 4:04 pm 
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I had the MSO but they didn't use it. It's weird how they can do things differently at each location. I went to the headquarters here in Austin.


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 Post subject: Re: Nucanoe Frontier 12
PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 10:01 pm 
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Welcome to the NuCanoe family. You will enjoy it. If you have any question on rigging or anything just let me know and maybe I can help you out. I have transducer arm/console build on my Team NuCanoe page if you are interested in adding a ff.


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 Post subject: Re: Nucanoe Frontier 12
PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 5:03 pm 
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bearkat9293 wrote:
Welcome to the NuCanoe family. You will enjoy it. If you have any question on rigging or anything just let me know and maybe I can help you out. I have transducer arm/console build on my Team NuCanoe page if you are interested in adding a ff.


Thanks, bearkat. I think I will be putting the scupper mount transducer on my boat. I do like the arm because it is easily removable, though.


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 Post subject: Re: Nucanoe Frontier 12
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 12:32 pm 

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how does this thing paddle and track compared to the big tandem kayaks like a jackson tuna or something similar?


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 Post subject: Re: Nucanoe Frontier 12
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joho5 wrote:
how does this thing paddle and track compared to the big tandem kayaks like a jackson tuna or something similar?

I cant compare to other tandems but it paddles better than anything else i have been in.


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 Post subject: Re: Nucanoe Frontier 12
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 3:02 pm 
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I love the fact that you can put a regular boat swivel seat in a Nucanoe, and the flat wide floor.
Slap a trolling motor on the back or paddle, it don't get any better than that! :clap:


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 Post subject: Re: Nucanoe Frontier 12
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 11:16 pm 
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joho5 wrote:
how does this thing paddle and track compared to the big tandem kayaks like a jackson tuna or something similar?


I haven't paddled the big tandems, but I did have a Jackson Cuda. With the Nucanoe, it starts tracking really straight once you build some speed up. If you are going slow it bobs around a little. I would say that, at speed, it tracks as straight as my Cuda. It really surprised me when I went to test it at the kayak shop. I couldn't believe that a boat that wide, and short could track the way it did. If you watch videos on the Nucanoe website, they talk about why it tracks the way it does.


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 Post subject: Re: Nucanoe Frontier 12
PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:21 am 

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What size/thickness are the aluminum angles for the seat base you made?


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