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Posted: Sep. 04 2006,16:11

Yup, yet another entry in my Superyak series, this time from downunder...



Quoting the designer/manufacturer "...the yak is being designed from the "bottom up" and will not be a compromise or modification of any existing product." "My main objective is to have a design that is not a compromise between speed/stability/fish-ability but rather getting a balance between the three." And last "The craft should be strong and stable enough for Off-shore, creek, lake and dam fishing with out loosing any speed."

Specs:  16.4 ft x 26.8 in x 58 lb, infusion glass technique.

Features include:  built-in skeg and rudder, internal rudder cables, large adjustable full foot rudder pedals and ankle straps, large internal fish box with rod chute for inside rod stowage, provision for anchor/drogue chute, center hatch is finder ready, shallow tank well, medium round hatch behind cockpit, twin side carrying handles, rodholders, offshore bow/stern bungie systems.  

Note: a 14.7 version in the works.

My initial impressions:  this is a very full design (high prismatic coefficient) that will appeal to American (in)sensibilities.  Not much rocker, and a built-in skeg means the built-in rudder is required.  Should have a high weight capacity.  Sitting sideways will be easy, and the design seems seaworthy.  Sadly no hull pics available at this time, but I'm assuming a shallow vee.

Will we ever see it?  I think not.  The first container is not long off but will not see our shores...

Link to Prototype and Finished Pics

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Edited by Capn Jimbo on Sep. 05 2006,03:27

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Posted: Sep. 05 2006,14:21

Very nice looking Jimbo, I sent you an email about the one your getting rid of from South Africa, I was asking if I could see it before it was gone. :cool:

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Posted: Sep. 05 2006,17:22

I will be adding more pics to the pics page (link above), but some additional info:

1.  The blackened area near the bow is a deck protective layer to be used as a paddle rest.  This feature is also used by the MacSki Kingfisher,  and should be a standard feature on any serious fishin yak.

2.  To comply with floatation requirements, this craft also sports some foam floatation.

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