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    Posted: 06 Dec 2018 at 11:44am
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I thought I remembered someone here having one of these.  I was looking at one and any feedback would be very welcome.
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Yip that will be me,
had mine for a few years now
[have noticed they changed design and pricing since then]
 
mines the old design, had a structural flaw,  were the tunnel meets the hull it would cause a small crack to appear from flexing.
so itaught myself plastic welding and 2 winters ago converted it to a motorized skiff.
with a 2hp honda, deck, structural bulkheads[to remove flex], hatches, engine mount, sliding seat, and cradles for trailer[ use to ty it to roofracks on my trusty camry, but no matter how fusy I was with rinsing etc, ended up with rust in the top edge of winscreen, 475,000 KLms on odo so cant really cry about it!],
 
anyways love it, can launch and retrieve anywhere, hoon all over the joint, stand up paddle and sight fish,when ya hooked to a king ya can play it out then fire up the outboard , hoon onto sand for landing and photo!
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It's the older style one I'm looking at, and I'd seen a few comments about that design flaw.  I won't be putting a motor on it, just paddling.  How did you find it for paddling, was it more comfortable than a sit on top as you have your legs down?  Will also be on a trailer, I don't think I'd get it up on top of the Bighorn on my own.
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Yip paddlings all good,
comfy as,
but id recommend making up a padded seat, the ridges in the tunnel are a bit  cumbersome.
 
your paddling speed wot be as fast as a normal yak, but being able to stand up padlle is
to me the best part.
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After all that I ended up buying an Ocean Kayak Prowler Big Game 2.  I was looking at the Wavewalk, but they increased the price by $500 overnight and I decided I didn't want to deal with a company like that.  The Big Game 2 has a big comfy seat positioned above the deck, and it folds up out of the way to allow you to stand up.  Should be picking it up this week, so I'll see how it goes.
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I am prowler fan. Wife has Viking 400. They are nice But the Ocean kayak prowler elite is still my favourite. Just as well as she won't let me use hers.
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