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