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Posted: Feb. 27 2004,19:08

Thanks Capt Jimbo for giving me a little space here to help members with questions about Ocean Kayak or kayaking in general.
I travel quite a bit and some times I don't have web access  or I'm just to tired to go online but eventually I will answer everybody.
Also  I like to to get pics of your tricked up OK boats for possiblly posting them on the OK website. Better yet, if on your next outing you catch a nice big fish and you can manage a picture of the catch, you and your yak please send it to me.  
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Posted: June 11 2004,18:45

Ain't 1 under my butt....yet! Got the classic newbies dilemna;
wanna boat but wat 2 get?

The good new's is that any yak  will be far superior to my current ride....don't laff....well go ahead & laff, cause it is amusing: a WB202 pedal boat. Hey, its gotta Bimini Top, tho.

Basic fisical facts: old fart, 55, 6', 185-195# range, bad disk located @ C-6. Will eventually need 3 hulls (in addition to the WaterBee)


Most likely uses for near future: fishing the backyard lake with occasional portages across the street to the lake over there. Occasional Honda CRV hauls about a 1/2 mile to the local canal which will give me access to a bunch of other lakes here in Miami Lakes....(they didn't name it Miami Lakes for nuttin' ! Another good name wudda been: Bassinfested)

Am considering the following, all OK's for 1st hull.

1) Caper - like the weight. Will cross the street real easy, with
or without them little wheel-carts. Should fit in the CRV pretty
good, just sticking out a yard or so in the back for short jaunts to canal launch. (Eventually will stick a roof rack on the rod). Also this would be a nice boat to deed over to the
l'il lady & thence provide an excuse for me to move on to...

2) A Drifter or a Prowler. Is the extra 10-12 pounds really
that much more heavy. Combined with the extra length, mebbe???

Problems:

1) When I'm confident enough in my paddlecraft will want
to put the boat in the Salt. Would a Caper be okay in the
Salt....Don't plan to get very far offshore, in fact mainly
want to try for Tarpon etc in estuaries, inlets & so on.

2) Price Value Conumdrum - Capers run about 569 locally. Drifters about 599 & Prowlers about 689. Seems like the Drifter is a bunch more boat for only 30 bux & the Prowler is a bigger bunch of boat for only 120 over the Caper & 90 over the Drifter. Whatz up with that OK???

Will be test driving all 3 in near future & am sure that will
help me decide or maybe it'll get me more confused; will have
2 c....

Any enlightenment or other considerations that you mite
provide would be most heartily appreciated.

Look forward to being able to fish w/u guys in future...

PS - this is prolly a real dumb type question, but can I keep
an OK in the backyard lake (kryptonited & locked to the
coconut tree)??? Or would the FL sun suck the color out of
it or otherwise degrade,decompose, or otherwise compromise the hull in an unhappy photo-chemical reaction over time? If
so, could it be kept on the water but covered with a big yak
bag?


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Posted: June 13 2004,08:13

Test "Sit" report....Tooled over to WaterPlay yesterday 'n
"sat" in following:
1) Scupper Pro T/W - real nice but just a scootch 2 tite for
my width....Had more beam than the boat.
2) Prowler - really nice "sit". Very impressed with the feature set.
3) Drifter - another really nice "sit". Console not as splendid as
the Prowler but about a 100 bux less. But a lot more boat/features than the Caper for only 30 bux more.
4) Caper - another really nice "sit". Super impressed with it's
out of water managability. Easy to lift 'n carry solo. Whereas
the above models had me thinking I'd want a extra set of
hands to help me lug'em around, but a rollez or sumsuch
would probably solve that problem

All in all, liked'em all. Hopefully will be able to test drive'm
in semi-near future.

BTW - WaterPlay has MARS on sale @ 449 but only in Blue.
Liked that one 2.


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Posted: June 14 2004,10:30

Thanks for the report.

Yes, the Caper is easy to handle all around. The Mars is one

sleeper boat. I think that it is a great boat for the right

person.

Keep trying and you will find the right one.


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Posted: June 14 2004,15:47

Hi, Alberto!

What is a 'sleeper'?
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Posted: June 14 2004,18:36

"Sleeper" is a general term without a true definition, but it usually means that the kayak will bunk at least two, can accommodate a Bimini top, has room for a small galley (usually only as an option) and only drafts about two feet.  

We love'm!

                    JUST KIDDING!!!

Don  :D  :D  :D

Actually it is a slang term meaning that it is not recognized for how good it actually is.  In other words, worth looking at despite the lack of publicity.
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Posted: June 16 2004,14:42

Mmmmm.......Galley.......
Does galley come with a cook?? :)
Thanks for that explanation, Don.
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Posted: June 16 2004,18:45

You're welcome, Carol.

Sorry, but you'd have to go to a custom after-market shop to get a cook--and don't let them try to sell you the wood-burning stove.  Yes, it's quaint and the wrought iron looks nice
but it's not worth the fire risk and additional weight.

Trust me on this.

Don
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Posted: July 17 2005,17:28

my kayak has a galley
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Posted: Aug. 14 2005,10:26

What about a head to get rid of the stuff the galley produces? :D  ???  :cool:
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