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Native 14.5 Ultimate Tandem/Solo Opinions

PostPosted:Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:30 pm
by BenFishin?
Looking for opinions on the Native Ultimate 14.5. (Speed, versatility, etc)

I will kayak mostly Solo. But love the idea of being able to have somebody come with or even a dog in the future.

I like the idea of a dryer ride (photography)

Is it worth it ? Or should I get the 15?

Thanks in advance.

Re: Native 14.5 Ultimate Tandem/Solo Opinions

PostPosted:Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:27 am
by Neumie
IMO, the newer FX version has the better hull design. Feels more stable and doesn't draft as much which are pluses for flats. It is a heavier boat, but it has a larger weight capacity. Two of my friends (both adult guys each over 200 lbs at the time) swamped a 14.5 fishing one day (clearly over the weight capacity) in somewhat choppy conditions. So, depending on who you plan on fishing with you need to consider that aspect.

Re: Native 14.5 Ultimate Tandem/Solo Opinions

PostPosted:Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:41 pm
by BenFishin?
Thanks. Is there a FX tandem?

Re: Native 14.5 Ultimate Tandem/Solo Opinions

PostPosted:Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:08 am
by Neumie
BenFishin? wrote:Thanks. Is there a FX tandem?

Yup: https://nativewatercraft.com/product/ul ... -tandem-2/

Re: Native 14.5 Ultimate Tandem/Solo Opinions

PostPosted:Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:03 pm
by Neumie