Neumie wrote:Welcome to TKF.
Before I can help recommend any kayaks I have a couple of questions.
- I know you bought it for your kids, but what do you like/dislike about the Pescador 10?
- You mentioned you've been in several other kayaks before, what brands/models were those? What did you like/dislike about those kayaks?
- Are you wanting to just fish Amistad? Do you have plans on overnight kayaking the Devils? Trips to the coast? Essentially, where do you plan on using the kayak most?
- What's your build? (height weight)
Thank you for replying Neumi,
I have only sat in the Pescador on dry ground so far. My kids bday's aren't for 2 more weeks so it's in hiding for now. It seems well built and one friend told me they're good entry level boats based off old Wilderness System hulls. Dislikes are it feels a little cramped length wise, and I don't like how low the seat is.
-The first Kayak I ever rode was an early model Hobie peddle, unknown model, close to 20 years ago.
-A sit on top Ocean Kayak, unknown size.
- A sit-in old town
-a few other unknowns from rentals and quick trips around state park lakes.
-2019 Hobie tandem Mirage, I think, with peddles.
- Recently a NuCanoe Frontier 12
The NuCanoe was by far the most stable and comfortable. I have only fished from the older Hobie and NuCanoe, I wasn't comfortable at the time standing in the Hobie, but the newer tandem was doable, but not the NuCanoe. I like the openness and seat height of the NuCanoe, but it felt kind of like it was always dragging something while paddling.
I've done a couple overnight canoe trips and one overnight Kayak trip, Hobie tandem. I think my son and I will likely do more overnight trips. Not real sure we'll do the Devils, but I wouldn't rule it out. I'll probably slip whatever I end up with in some part of the Guadalupe River eventually. Possibly use it for duck hunting on the Brazos. In other words, it needs to be versatile enough for rivers, but most of the time I will be on Amistad.
The NuCanoe Unlimited and Pursuit have my eye, but probably only because the Frontier was so stable.
I am 6' tall and currently weight 240ish, aiming for low 230s/ high 220s.
I'd like to try and keep initial price around $1500ish or lower if possible. I like the idea also that the NuCanoe and the Wilderness Recon can be bought without peddles, but they can be added later.
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