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Posted: Dec. 22 2008,08:31

As you know it's now my position that if you can't communicate what you need to know in a few hundred posts or far less, you gotta problem.  

The endpoint of "Yakkers Gone Wild" is KFS (with by now close to 300,000 posts), exemplified by the completely idiotic Disco thread - 5000 inane posts alone - in the Florida section. And dominated by a literal handful of monkeys whose main goal is to pick fleas out of one anothers' backs and admire the result.  

Not here.  

Not only do I rarely post there, but not much here either - except to review or announce the very few rare but truly important changes in the world of Power Yakfishing (patent pending).

This smackdown qualifies.

Naturally, I rode and reviewed the first Disco in America, the first Dorado, and recently the first Midway.  All great designs. The Disco is the best design in plastic currently available, period. It is agile, fast, light and completely seaworthy.  Quite fishable. The Dorado was deemed one of my Superyaks, and is a highly respected fiberglass fishing kayak.  The derelects especially latched onto this and other Kazkazi designs, as I knew they would.

This was largely (pun intended) due to their large butts and need for banana storage.  The only negative: fiberglass is not cheap, and eliminates many average yakfishers of ordinary means, particularly as we face a second depression.

Ergo the Midway - ridden and reviewed by me just weeks ago.  I deemed this kayak a likely Dorado killer.  Now just as they did when I annointed the Dorado, the simians resorted to their usual spitting chatter and denial.  But just as with my Dorado recommendation, they will finally sputter to a stop, and come to recognize the inherent quality and performance of the much less expensive Midway.

I predict it.  And to help things along, I even created the first "Monkey Madness Havabanana Sale" as reward for the bone-discovering, early adopting fur balls among them.  Still, at this time, the hairy hoardes remain in full denial.

But only publicly!

One of the great indicators of true interest (and quality) is in site visits to particular pages.  I decided to check these. Not surprisingly here's what I found.  Hits this month...

Disco: 155
Midway: 102
Dorado: 64

Of course the Superyaks continue to be reviewed by large numbers.  And Kayaking 101 remains a best seller.  Thanks to all! Based on these numbers, it is clear that the Midway is hot!  Only reviewed quite recently, it has garnered major viewing, and has already shot past the Dorado in interest.  I trust that Kayak Jeff will soon sell the only three Midways in America.  My only hope is that one of the alpha-monkeys will snag it and put both Luna, and his Dorado in its place.

You heard it here...


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Posted: Dec. 23 2008,11:34

Captn, as much as I respect your unbiased opinions and learned most everything I know about kayaks from FLYC... I have to admit that in this case I think KayakRolando/RedfishnAle cracked the story on this kayak,  over on TLK first and then KFS but he has inside info.

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Posted: Dec. 24 2008,10:31

Hey Krash, thnx for the compliments.  Nice link.  

FWIW, Redfish posted his pics on Dec 8th, some time after Kayak Jeff's delivery to the store.  It's clear he was not aware that this kayak existed, or even that it was made by Dag (now owned by RTM).  He states that he not paddled it yet, and did not review it.  To be precisely accurate (and as posted in my review) Jeff called me from the road, before the delivery, to let me know he had three Midways in tow, and how excited he was to finally have them.

Unfortunately, I was down with flu and had to wait until later that week to get out of bed and test it.  It took a couple days more to post the review.

It's really much ado about not much.  

I first announced the Dag Midway as "perhaps the perfect plastic fishing machine" way over a year ago, and even posted a bunch of pics of it on June 4, 2007:

Link to "Midway...perhaps the Perfect Plastic Fishing Yak"

A year and half ago.  And my test paddle and review are indeed the first in America that I know of.  I stand by my statements. And last, I continue to predict the Midway is the kayak to watch...


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Posted: Dec. 25 2008,19:02

If it still has that crappy RTM rounded unusual tank well design it won't make it as a fishing kayak.

Way to many far better and much more useful designed fishing kayaks aroud.

Maybe as a recerational fun paddling yak.


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Posted: Dec. 31 2008,05:14

One man's crappy is anothers stroke of brilliance.  Having carried many a cooler or crate, not only will a correct sized cooler fit, but the rounded bottom is ideal for fast drainage.

I'm a big proponent of sloped/rounded wells which promote fast draining as most of the water will slosh right back out.  The huge, squared off wells in most American barges not only hold dangerous amounts of water, the square sides inhibit drainage.  Worse yet, a flat bottom may result in your cooler blocking the sucky little scuppers in most of em...

Now that's crappy, lol...


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Posted: Jan. 29 2009,16:30

Those of us with big butts but do not carry bananas have a bone to pick with the scrawny- butt dude who made that remark...
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