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Title: Kayaks, Who hunts with them? Let's see your set up.
Post by: ghosthunter on October 29, 2017, 09:41:40 PM
Since I mainly hunt small water, My wife got me thinking about Kayaks.
At 66 I am getting tired of getting up at o dark 30 to get a field spot.

I have a regular 16 ft boat. But it isn't really made for duck hunting comfort.
Plus if you live in Skagit you know Mother Nature has a way of blocking my favorite launch.

My wife has been asking for a small craft to paddle around. I came across a video on the new H 12 Asend kayaks.
I suggested I buy one for hunting with the blind setup. She could try it out and if she liked it, I. Would buy her one.
Than I would sell the 16 ft in the driveway which she hates.

My only concern is I dearly love hunting with my dog. Not sure how to get her back in a kayak after retrieve.
The rear compartment is big enough for her. Maybe the front too.

Anyone hunt a dog out of a kayak?

Let's see your set up.
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Post by: ghosthunter on October 29, 2017, 10:00:24 PM
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=freelance+hunters+on+youtube&&view=detail&mid=CA9549D5DB6692D52E97CA9549D5DB6692D52E97&FORM=VRDGAR
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Post by: Special T on October 29, 2017, 10:13:33 PM
I hunted a dog out of a canoe and he dang near sunk us... never again.

I've hunted out of 2 different lengths of Aquapods pretty sweet.

I have a short Brown kayak I have yet to take out for duck hunting.

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Post by: h2ofowlr on October 29, 2017, 10:30:47 PM
I use a NuCanoe.  Almost like a sit on top kayak.  Good option for dog, decoys and gear.  They are also made in Bellingham, so you can check them out.
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Post by: Duckgtr on October 30, 2017, 07:04:23 AM
I have a Final  Attack otter. Floats, stable, hunt with a dog and steers like a tank. But you can mount a trolling motor on it.
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Post by: h2ofowlr on October 30, 2017, 07:28:18 AM
I also have an aqua pod and a marsh rat, but the NuCanoe is easier and quicker to paddle.  Better glide across the water.
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Post by: ryanfam on October 30, 2017, 10:51:11 AM
My son and I hunt out of these two sit on top. These two kayaks were designed for fishing but we make them work for hunting. A dog is not doable in these two kayaks. After you camo them out with natural vegetation they look pretty good. His is a Lure brand and is a tank very stable. The thing weighs over 100 pounds. It is a chore to paddle in the wind or against current. Mine is an ocean kayak that is faster but not as stable. Unless you are accessing some terra firma be prepared to spend a lot of time sitting in the kayaks. The Lure came with a nice adjustable comfy seat. The ocean is doable with the addition of a seat cushion. Breaking Branches makes an angler paddle that has a notch cut out of one paddle. This is a game changer for retrieving decoys without having to reach out to grab them.  Austin Kayaks is where both these were purchased. They will ship for free however you have to pay the shipping if you want to return. This is why I kept the ocean kayak. 
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Post by: ghosthunter on October 30, 2017, 11:42:49 AM
How do you get in them?
Sit down and swing legs  or step in?
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Post by: Special T on October 30, 2017, 11:59:40 AM
I would think some manner of sit up top would be the best if you thought you were going to get on and out very often.

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Post by: Colin on October 30, 2017, 06:02:58 PM
I watched a YouTube about the ascend also. They looked like a good idea if you hunt a lot of small water. I considered getting the H12. If I was gonna do it I'd run my dog out of a dog stand. Momarsh comes to mind as I already have one. That way no messing with dog ladders etc on a kayak. Sounds like a good way to take a bath.

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Title: Re: Kayaks, Who hunts with them? Let's see your set up.
Post by: ghosthunter on October 31, 2017, 08:15:15 PM
I would think some manner of sit up top would be the best if you thought you were going to get on and out very often.

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Well I don't think I would get in and out a lot my general mo is to get up against the reeds and shootout the side of the boat.

I have been searching the net for video of guys hunting dogs out of a kayak. Not finding any. There are guys transporting dogs to hunting areas in a kayak but none retrieving to and from the kayak. I guess its  why guys use kayaks so they don't need dogs. :dunno:

I have a good 4 year old dog. And I can teach her in a day to ride in a kayak, and she will go out no problem. Its the getting her back issue I need to work out.

I am 90% sold on the Asend, mainly because I think my wife can handle it too.

My other hold up is I am trying to decide to order one now, because  the Olive color is on back order or to wait till spring when I would have lots of time to work the dog before the next season, out of it.
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Post by: Fungunnin on November 01, 2017, 06:43:12 AM
I hunt out of my Ocean Kayak Prowler 13. It is meant to be a sit on top fishing kayak. My boat is not big enough for a dog but some are. Look into various fishing kayaks.
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Title: Re: Kayaks, Who hunts with them? Let's see your set up.
Post by: pianoman9701 on November 01, 2017, 06:55:28 AM
@Fungunnin

Is there anything about the prowler you would change? Are there other kayaks you would choose instead knowing what you now know?
Title: Re: Kayaks, Who hunts with them? Let's see your set up.
Post by: ghosthunter on November 01, 2017, 07:40:44 AM
I hunt out of my Ocean Kayak Prowler 13. It is meant to be a sit on top fishing kayak. My boat is not big enough for a dog but some are. Look into various fishing kayaks.
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Yeah the new H 12 Asend is a fishing kayak and there are plenty of you tube videos of having dogs and kids in them, With a 450 lb weight capacity.
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Post by: pianoman9701 on November 01, 2017, 08:05:31 AM
For you guys with the Ocean Kayak, did you take a look at the Malibu?  http://www.cabelas.com/product/Ocean-Kayak-Malibu-Two-XL-Angler-Sit-On-Top-Kayak/2256948.uts?productVariantId=4512422&WT.tsrc=PPC&WT.mc_id=GoogleProductAds&WT.z_mc_id1=04377039&rid=20&gclid=Cj0KCQjw4eXPBRCtARIsADvOjY2hKEY3P5H4PP0_oJ1G6OxKaLRrdMuSpz75TWZxUaoI147SFWjskeAaArQBEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds
Title: Re: Kayaks, Who hunts with them? Let's see your set up.
Post by: ghosthunter on November 02, 2017, 10:02:59 PM
What do you do to maintain and clean your kayak?
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Post by: lokidog on November 02, 2017, 10:07:45 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:
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Post by: Special T on November 02, 2017, 10:21:09 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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Title: Re: Kayaks, Who hunts with them? Let's see your set up.
Post by: ghosthunter on November 03, 2017, 12:09:48 AM
I have a 55lb lab. I manage her weight. And I think I can hunt her out of the right kayak. I hope.

We will see . I ordered a H 12 today. And once I get it ,I will go to work figuring out how to retrieve my dog. I have a dog ramp ,but it maybe too heavy for the yak.

I am looking at a couple others.

I gave sit on tops a good look ,but It seems you have to be wet if you run one.
I think I can stay a lot dryer and warmer in the H 12.

I may not get the dog thing worked out this season ,but I am confident I will be running my dog out of the H 12 by next season.  We will see.

I am hoping my wife likes the H 12, so that I can have two. But if not will be searching for a yak for her before spring.

Than I am going to give someone a good deal on a 16 ft aluminum boat and trailer.
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Post by: ryanfam on November 03, 2017, 07:48:08 AM
Looks like a great boat :tup:
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Post by: Colin on November 03, 2017, 06:11:21 PM
Maybe an outrigger and dog ladder on the same side? That or ladder staight up the front or back.

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Post by: lokidog on November 03, 2017, 09:53:25 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.
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Post by: Fungunnin on November 03, 2017, 10:05:50 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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Post by: NW_Cowboy on November 04, 2017, 03:07:21 PM
My nucanoe with layout blind. Super stable.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171104/ca6459bfd33867848152e6df9b8fc168.jpg)

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Post by: NW_Cowboy on November 04, 2017, 03:17:50 PM
Forgot about OP's real question. I don't hunt with a dog, but there is a zippered place for your dog behind you. And as I mentioned before, incredibly stable. The only way I've been able to flip it was to sit with my legs in the water and bounce really hard 2-3 times. I stand up bass fish all the time in this boat.

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Post by: ghosthunter 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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Post by: ghosthunter on November 04, 2017, 04:52:16 PM
My nucanoe with layout blind. Super stable.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171104/ca6459bfd33867848152e6df9b8fc168.jpg)

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Very nice boat ,but more than I wanted to spend.
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Post by: ghosthunter 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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Post by: Special T 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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Post by: Special T 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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Post by: Pnwrider 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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Post by: NW_Cowboy on November 04, 2017, 06:10:05 PM
My nucanoe with layout blind. Super stable.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171104/ca6459bfd33867848152e6df9b8fc168.jpg)

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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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Post by: NW_Cowboy on November 04, 2017, 06:11:37 PM
My nucanoe with layout blind. Super stable.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171104/ca6459bfd33867848152e6df9b8fc168.jpg)

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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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Post by: Fungunnin on November 04, 2017, 09:39:22 PM
This is me and my buddies boat set up as blinds
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Post by: ghosthunter 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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Post by: ghosthunter on November 06, 2017, 11:42:21 AM
Anyone use a bed extender to haul their  kayak?
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Post by: Fungunnin 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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Post by: ghosthunter 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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Post by: Fungunnin 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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Post by: ryanfam 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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Post by: ghosthunter 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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Post by: Fungunnin 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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Post by: ghosthunter 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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Post by: steeleywhopper 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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Post by: ghosthunter 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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Post by: Fungunnin 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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Post by: Odell 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. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171112/2e5136697b2d194c2c7b2c2f437f333b.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171112/9e4af8854b94f3725edb5f04c8794970.jpg)


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Post by: ghosthunter 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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Post by: lokidog 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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Post by: Colin 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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Post by: ghosthunter on November 13, 2017, 11:31:21 AM
Will be here Wednesday.

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=H12+Asend+on+river&view=detail&mid=2BADFC02B26CBDA895642BADFC02B26CBDA89564&FORM=VIRE
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Post by: ghosthunter on November 13, 2017, 11:46:38 AM
This looks like fun.

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=H12+Asend+on+river&&view=detail&mid=A61B87A922AFF9182436A61B87A922AFF9182436&&FORM=VDRVRV
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Post by: Fungunnin on November 13, 2017, 10:10:17 PM
Fun to catch fish out of too ....

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Post by: ghosthunter on November 15, 2017, 08:56:18 PM
Well the H 12 arrived today and  I finally got hands on. So far I am real happy with it.
Spent the evening in the shop doing some outfitting on it.
Bow rope,anchor rope, emergency gear in water tight bag, Battery pump,required gear.
Planing on interior lights this weekend. And maybe a maidin voyage if weather clears up a little.

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Post by: lokidog on November 15, 2017, 09:03:11 PM
That looks nice!
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Post by: ghosthunter on November 18, 2017, 06:04:45 PM
Well it's official.  Got the new H 12 on the water today and got the wife to take it for a spin. She loved it so there will be another on on the way soon.

Which means my hunting buddies scored too. Since they can use it to keep me company when my wife won't go.

Nice


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Post by: lokidog on November 18, 2017, 11:00:09 PM
I'm in....    8)   :chuckle:
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Post by: fethrduster on November 21, 2017, 10:52:41 AM
I'm picking up a new 10' aquapod tomorrow, and can't wait to take it out on its maiden voyage in Willapa Bay in a couple weekends. 
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Post by: ryanfam on November 26, 2017, 07:48:26 AM
Pic from recent hunt  :tup:
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Post by: ghosthunter on November 26, 2017, 07:53:09 AM
Nice

Was already to go yesterday, got up , but for some reason , heart wasn't in it.
Cleaned the garage instead.

Next weekend.
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Post by: Special T on November 26, 2017, 10:40:20 AM
Do you guys use some kind of leash for your gun?

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Post by: ghosthunter on November 26, 2017, 10:51:47 AM
My yak came with a black cord leash. Attached a sling swivel to it.
Gun stays in a float soft case down the left side when going to or from spot.
Once dekes  are out and I am hidden the gun goes on the leash.

Going to get the yak gear Ambush cover for it.
But using couple grass mats for it right now.
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Post by: ghosthunter on November 30, 2017, 10:44:43 PM
Well my wife's / hunting buddies to use kayak arrived, busy setting it up.
Interior lights, ropes, paddle ,holders, dry bags. Almost ready.

Picked up a c tug too.
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Post by: lokidog on November 30, 2017, 10:47:55 PM
Well my wife's / hunting buddies to use kayak arrived, busy setting it up.
Interior lights, ropes, paddle ,holders, dry bags. Almost ready.

Picked up a c tug too.

Let me know when you want to take it for a shakedown hunt....   ;)  :chuckle: :chuckle:

I posted a link to someone selling a kayak in the classifieds if anyone is looking.  I can't drop the coin right now or would have been pretty tempted.
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Post by: ian_padron on November 30, 2017, 10:49:08 PM
I hunt exclusively out of a kayak. Nu Canoe Frontier 10. It's so sneaky I almost feel bad for the ducks....ALMOST.

Great little boat, until I can scrounge up the coin for a 4Rivers EBADS with a mudmotor that is...(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171201/6718656f1f8f1e49df2660976f9a513a.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171201/9bec268c84c1ca53b0875ba3fe9b1527.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171201/6a8252c0222d6e5c10c4badef2014ceb.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171201/953092d8af2c3b48bcff0c6bfc0eb9e2.jpg)

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Post by: ghosthunter on December 01, 2017, 11:36:05 AM
Super nice :tup:
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Post by: boneaddict on December 01, 2017, 12:04:43 PM
Looking at getting one myself for photo ops.   Do you guys have racks on your trucks or trailers....how do you guys transport?
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Post by: Fungunnin on December 01, 2017, 12:49:02 PM
Looking at getting one myself for photo ops.   Do you guys have racks on your trucks or trailers....how do you guys transport?
I transport on top of Yakima bars on both the Tacoma with cover and the Outback. I know guys that use bed extenders for boat under 13 feet too.

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Post by: ghosthunter on December 01, 2017, 07:01:55 PM
Looking at getting one myself for photo ops.   Do you guys have racks on your trucks or trailers....how do you guys transport?


Your age will determine how you transport. I am 66.
I do both.

I bought a bed extender to Cary one in truck. Nissan.
I bolted 3/4 saddles for 3/4 inch conduit down the top rail of my utility trailer. Run 5 ft conduit across to other saddle the lock with Allen screw.
Covered conduit with pipe foam insulation tubes.
Holds two kayaks.
Easy on and off.
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Post by: ian_padron on December 01, 2017, 08:57:56 PM
Looking at getting one myself for photo ops.   Do you guys have racks on your trucks or trailers....how do you guys transport?
I toss mine right on top of my 4Runner Bone. Roof rack and some ratchet straps, good to go. Boat only weighs 65# or so. You can go way lighter than that, but then you start sacrificing stability, which is not something I like to do when hunting ducks.

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Post by: ian_padron on December 01, 2017, 08:59:01 PM
Looking at getting one myself for photo ops.   Do you guys have racks on your trucks or trailers....how do you guys transport?


Your age will determine how you transport. I am 66.
I do both.

I bought a bed extender to Cary one in truck. Nissan.
I bolted 3/4 saddles for 3/4 inch conduit down the top rail of my utility trailer. Run 5 ft conduit across to other saddle the lock with Allen screw.
Covered conduit with pipe foam insulation tubes.
Holds two kayaks.
Easy on and off.
That's pretty dang smart, I will have to try that for sure, great way to get double use out of a typical cargo trailer.

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Post by: boneaddict on December 01, 2017, 09:09:29 PM
Thanks for the ideas
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Post by: ghosthunter on December 02, 2017, 12:45:50 PM
Thanks for the ideas

Another shot.

Ummm never done that before, upside down?

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Post by: Fungunnin on December 02, 2017, 04:20:42 PM
I always transport upside down directly on the rack. Be careful with ratchet straps during the summer. They can tighten too tight and cause deformation when the plastic gets warm.


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Post by: ghosthunter on December 02, 2017, 05:21:49 PM
I always transport upside down directly on the rack. Be careful with ratchet straps during the summer. They can tighten too tight and cause deformation when the plastic gets warm.


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Yep I read that.

Hour or less I transport hull down. Over that I would turn them.
I decided not to use ratchet straps. Just bungees and good old rope.
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Post by: ghosthunter on December 02, 2017, 10:58:35 PM
Got the headlight on tonight.
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Post by: bronczilla on December 04, 2017, 01:44:22 PM
I use a NuCanoe.  Almost like a sit on top kayak.  Good option for dog, decoys and gear.  They are also made in Bellingham, so you can check them out.

I just picked up one of these, Frontier 12 with a duck blind. I hope it works as good as I hear.
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Post by: ian_padron on December 04, 2017, 11:31:06 PM
I use a NuCanoe.  Almost like a sit on top kayak.  Good option for dog, decoys and gear.  They are also made in Bellingham, so you can check them out.

I just picked up one of these, Frontier 12 with a duck blind. I hope it works as good as I hear.
You'll love it. My Frontier 10 is the best investment I've made in terms of direct effect on my success rate in the marsh.

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Post by: ghosthunter on December 09, 2017, 06:50:21 PM
Well got first blood on the yak this am. Spent 8 hours in it and was very comfortable.

Met a guy with a Bogpod today. Worked well for him.
Shoulders a little sore tonight. But had a great time in the yak.


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Post by: fethrduster on December 11, 2017, 08:22:27 AM
I picked up a pod recently, but haven't used it yet.  Hope to in the next week or two. 

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Post by: ghosthunter on December 11, 2017, 10:02:16 AM
nice
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Post by: ghosthunter on December 11, 2017, 08:03:22 PM
Working on a motor mount for the H 12. Should be operational by the weekend.
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Post by: ghosthunter on December 23, 2017, 08:56:00 PM
Got out for another yak hunt. Fun times.
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Post by: ghosthunter on January 16, 2018, 05:36:04 PM
Got two in my truck.
And got my wife out in hers this past weekend.
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Post by: Special T on January 16, 2018, 06:04:27 PM
You do put that sticker on everything don't you!

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Post by: ghosthunter on January 16, 2018, 07:38:57 PM
You do put that sticker on everything don't you!

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Yep :chuckle:
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Post by: ghosthunter on May 21, 2018, 07:02:12 PM
Well got out and fished this weekend with the yaks.
We caught eight.

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Post by: curtdiesel on May 29, 2018, 04:49:39 PM
Nice.  Why are all the fish in just the one Kayak?  I finally got my muskrat hut out fishing this weekend.  Caught 1 nice trout and 4 average ones.  I want to upgrade to a nucanoe Frontier eventually.  I am not sure if I want a 10 or 12'.  I am not a big guy so thinking 10 but may want to be able to take one of my kids with me on a second seat.

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Post by: ghosthunter on May 29, 2018, 08:15:55 PM
Nice.  Why are all the fish in just the one Kayak?  I finally got my muskrat hut out fishing this weekend.  Caught 1 nice trout and 4 average ones.  I want to upgrade to a nucanoe Frontier eventually.  I am not sure if I want a 10 or 12'.  I am not a big guy so thinking 10 but may want to be able to take one of my kids with me on a second seat.

Well truth be known half of them belong on the other. My wife can out fish me any day. But she hates taking them off the hook. So it goes like this.
I launch her and by the time I launch and paddle over to her she has a fish.
So Icome along side take it off the hook for her.
She re bates , and by the time I get the first fish on a stringer move 20 ft away, she has another.
And I repeAt all over again.
If she breaks a leader or something she uses my pole while I fix hers.
So as a reward I get to carry the fish. :chuckle:

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Post by: AWS on June 02, 2018, 08:38:31 PM
This is mine with the cover I sewed for it, see link

https://imageshack.com/a/img922/7681/D2pj0J.jpg

The cover reverses to white for snow conditions,  I carry a half dozen teal decoys behind the seat and just slide in along the bank.

https://imageshack.com/a/img922/3618/u2atUN.jpg
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Post by: ghosthunter on June 02, 2018, 08:45:43 PM
Nice
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Post by: ghosthunter on June 26, 2018, 09:31:24 PM
Well I am still young enough to get the yaks on my trailer. But the wife wanted some way she could load without much muscle. Also she pointed out we are not getting any younger.

I ordered a hydraulic lift and a buddy made a bracket so it would fit in a stake pocket.

After I messed around for awhile with different sling options, the wife and nurse figured I had suffered enough and figured out this sling. Since she uses lifts like this every day lifting people she knew exactly how to do it.

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Post by: Special T on June 26, 2018, 09:54:30 PM
That may provide useful for a lot more that the boats.

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Post by: ghosthunter on June 27, 2018, 08:03:19 AM
Yes I was thinking the same thing. :tup:
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Post by: AWS on June 28, 2018, 02:40:55 PM
I have one all set up for hunting in the classifieds right now, pretty fair price also.

https://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php/topic,228483.0.html
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Post by: ghosthunter on June 02, 2019, 08:33:42 PM
Time to be looking at the kayaks and do a little maintenance while we have the good weather.

Looking at keel protection before the waterfowl season. Any ideas.


This looks good. Anyone use it.

https://www.gator-guards.com/product/gator-patch-2/

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Post by: dwils233 on June 02, 2019, 09:23:54 PM
Time to be looking at the kayaks and do a little maintenance while we have the good weather.

Looking at keel protection before the waterfowl season. Any ideas.


This looks good. Anyone use it.

https://www.gator-guards.com/product/gator-patch-2/

That's odd I just heard of that brand to ight for the first time. Couple guys in a nucanoe Facebook group said they liked them if that means anything
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Post by: ghosthunter on June 02, 2019, 09:39:36 PM
Time to be looking at the kayaks and do a little maintenance while we have the good weather.

Looking at keel protection before the waterfowl season. Any ideas.


This looks good. Anyone use it.

https://www.gator-guards.com/product/gator-patch-2/

That's odd I just heard of that brand to ight for the first time. Couple guys in a nucanoe Facebook group said they liked them if that means anything

Watched a video on it looks easy. Might give it a try.