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Finally looking at getting myself a kayak this year for fishing, there seems to be so many choices out there though... looking for whats best for stability?

I'm a big guy so something that's good for comfort, and ease of transitioning from sitting to standing

Thanks!

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IceHawk

Might want to shoot Eye guy and Rick G a pm. They definitely have the knowledge to help you out as they are both Avid kayakers. 

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On 2/12/2018 at 11:19 AM, bassman186 said:

Finally looking at getting myself a kayak this year for fishing, there seems to be so many choices out there though... looking for whats best for stability?

I'm a big guy so something that's good for comfort, and ease of transitioning from sitting to standing

Thanks!

Big guys are usually better off in a sit on top (SOT) model of whatever brand is chosen.

You’re right, there’s a ton of choices out there these days so price might be a criteria for choosing?  Not sure what your budget is.

I like Ocean brand myself.  Old Town is good and has a Predator model that has a great looking seat.  A thin foam pad is good for a while but a nice mesh chair type seat would be awesome.  One could always add padding to the thin foam styles though.

The most stable looking kayak I’ve seen lately is the Advanced Angler 120.  But it comes with weight, as all the bigger yaks do.

I’ll say the next brand I’ll look deeper into is Crow Wing Kayaks, made here in MN.  They tout maximum stability and reports I’ve personally heard from new owners is they love em and live up to the stability claim.

Hope that helps!

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eyeguy 54

Clearwater Outfitters would be a great place for you to get info and you can try the yaks out right there. Not quite yet tho. ;)

 

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eyeguy 54

I have a Future Beach Angler 144 and I love it. 12 footer. 

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