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Re: Kayaks, Who hunts with them? Let's see your set up.
« Reply #25 on: November 04, 2017, 04:49:51 PM »
Sorry for the late response ...
I love the Prowler for what it is. Light, fairly nimble easy to paddle kayak that will get me to my spot and allow me to retrieve ducks.
If you are looking for a kayak to use as a floating blind and/or bring a dog with I'd recommend looking for a SOT kayak over 32" wide. The Prowler is only 27. Fortunately many of newer fishing kayaks are going to wider more stable boats.

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I ordered a H 12 Asend. They are 34 inches wide. Should be here around the 14 th.
I got the Olive green one.  Will buy the blind for it next year. I am hoping my wife likes it. Because than I will buy another. Thus during duck season I will have one for a hunting buddy to use.
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Re: Kayaks, Who hunts with them? Let's see your set up.
« Reply #26 on: November 04, 2017, 04:52:16 PM »
My nucanoe with layout blind. Super stable.

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Very nice boat ,but more than I wanted to spend.
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Re: Kayaks, Who hunts with them? Let's see your set up.
« Reply #27 on: November 04, 2017, 04:56:40 PM »
How about ad ons. Anyone add anything after market?
Lights? Ect.

And what about paddles? Man there are a lot of those to choose from.

I ordered a 250cm paddle because the reviews on the H 12 said a longer paddle worked better.

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Re: Kayaks, Who hunts with them? Let's see your set up.
« Reply #28 on: November 04, 2017, 04:58:12 PM »
I hunted a dog out of a canoe and he dang near sunk us... never again.


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That's because you hunt with those behemoth Chessies, and those giant labs are just as bad... get a nice svelte Golden Retriever and they won't be tipping your canoe over.   ;)   :chuckle:
Lol he is a svelte 78 lbs! I'm always upset when people comment on my lab!

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 :chuckle:  I would have guessed he was heavier.
I'm the phat one of the 2

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Re: Kayaks, Who hunts with them? Let's see your set up.
« Reply #29 on: November 04, 2017, 05:00:09 PM »
I have a single seater kayak  we should have a hunt float together!   Who's in at the skagit?

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« Reply #30 on: November 04, 2017, 05:26:47 PM »
Iím curious to hear how this works, been thinking about a small kayak to throw in my boat for duck hunting some of the shallower tidal areas. Just anchor the boat and jump in the kayak cuz like you said, launching the boat at obscene hours to get a blind is getting harder to justify.


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Re: Kayaks, Who hunts with them? Let's see your set up.
« Reply #31 on: November 04, 2017, 06:10:05 PM »
My nucanoe with layout blind. Super stable.

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Very nice boat ,but more than I wanted to spend.
Look on craigslist, or call the HQ direct. They sell factory rejects, ie scratched for about $600.

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Re: Kayaks, Who hunts with them? Let's see your set up.
« Reply #32 on: November 04, 2017, 06:11:37 PM »
My nucanoe with layout blind. Super stable.

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Very nice boat ,but more than I wanted to spend.
Look on craigslist, or call the HQ direct. They sell factory rejects, ie scratched for about $600.

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Also they're HQ is in Bellingham, so it's not too bad to pick one up.

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Re: Kayaks, Who hunts with them? Let's see your set up.
« Reply #33 on: November 04, 2017, 09:39:22 PM »
This is me and my buddies boat set up as blinds


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Re: Kayaks, Who hunts with them? Let's see your set up.
« Reply #34 on: November 06, 2017, 11:40:59 AM »
So here is a question.

Do any of you guys have wives that use you kayak during the summer and can they handle them ok?
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« Reply #35 on: November 06, 2017, 11:42:21 AM »
Anyone use a bed extender to haul their  kayak?
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« Reply #36 on: November 06, 2017, 11:57:30 AM »
Yes ... the wife can handle the Prowler 13 on the water no problem. It is a bit challenging for her to load and unload on her own.
I know several guys who use bed extenders and like them. I transport on a roof rack.

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« Reply #37 on: November 07, 2017, 07:52:50 PM »
Anyone use a kayak cart ?
Got one you like?
Anyone evere modified a game cart for kayaks?
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« Reply #38 on: November 09, 2017, 09:27:44 PM »
Anyone use a kayak cart ?
Got one you like?
Anyone evere modified a game cart for kayaks?
Get the wheelez beach cart with the large wheels. They aren't cheap but work great on everything from soft sand to large obstacles. I've even stacked two kayaks on top of each other and it held up fine.

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« Reply #39 on: November 10, 2017, 07:54:08 AM »
We use a micro trailer to haul our kayaks. It sure makes loading and unloading a breeze. Found it on craigs list a few years ago. The Feel Free lure kayaks come with a wheel built in on the stern to help with transporting to the water.

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« Reply #40 on: November 10, 2017, 07:43:33 PM »
I have a Iron Panther utility trailer to get to and from the launch.

Thinking I should get some sort of dolly for my wife to use.


For you guys with kayaks is there any must have gear besides the basic stuff which you take?
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« Reply #41 on: November 11, 2017, 05:46:06 AM »
Spend the extra money on a good paddle. The cheap ones are awful if you have to go more than a couple hundred yards.

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« Reply #42 on: November 11, 2017, 06:17:53 PM »
I bought this one. Came today.

http://www.basspro.com/shop/en/ascend-tournament-kayak-paddle


All the reviews of the H 12 said get a longer paddle. Got it in 250 cm..

Not past buying another one if it doesn't work out.

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« Reply #43 on: November 11, 2017, 06:34:55 PM »
If you rattle can one of these plastic kayaks does it stick well or does it chip off easy? Wife got a couple Costco kayaks from a friend for free and I may have to modify one. :chuckle:

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« Reply #44 on: November 11, 2017, 06:48:36 PM »
Not sure. But there are a lot of YouTube of guys doing it. Or making covers for them.

I ordered mine in Olive green. And they make a bind for it.
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« Reply #45 on: November 11, 2017, 07:00:23 PM »
If you rattle can one of these plastic kayaks does it stick well or does it chip off easy? Wife got a couple Costco kayaks from a friend for free and I may have to modify one. :chuckle:
Rattle can sticks pretty well. I touch up my boat every season but most of it stays on.

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Re: Kayaks, Who hunts with them? Let's see your set up.
« Reply #46 on: November 11, 2017, 07:19:44 PM »
Spent a few days kayak hunting the Columbia. Lots of rain with a little sun break. Great time with my dad.


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« Reply #47 on: November 11, 2017, 07:24:40 PM »
Nice

Every year driving from elk camp to Twisp I see ducks out there. Always wanted to hunt that.

Got to put it on the list.
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Re: Kayaks, Who hunts with them? Let's see your set up.
« Reply #48 on: November 11, 2017, 09:09:27 PM »
If you rattle can one of these plastic kayaks does it stick well or does it chip off easy? Wife got a couple Costco kayaks from a friend for free and I may have to modify one. :chuckle:

I've spray painted plastic barrels with the paint made for plastic, seems to do reasonably well.  It does scratch though so I would probably paint it then make some kind of fabric cover to help reduce scratching.

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« Reply #49 on: November 12, 2017, 11:58:29 AM »
Let us know what you think of the H12. Price tag is a lot less than the nucanoe. Hard to beat functionality on the nucanoe though. If I hunted a lot from a yak I'd probably go with the Nucanoe.

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