Your ride ?

pequa1

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Wondering what my fellow paddlers (and pedalers) enjoy the quiet with. While readily admitting that I go the "barebones" route when it comes to kayak fishing, and without making this a poll, what can you tell me about your "ride"? I will go first to give you an idea where I am going with this and add anything I missed, please.

Make and model: Hurricane Skimmer 128

Length and Weight: 12' 8" 50lbs with seat

Color: Bright orange

Method of propulsion: Paddle only

Usual use: mornings, locally for fluke and weaks
 

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Rick67

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I consider mine bare bones with side scan, handheld vhf, two trolling roods used at same time, a box of worms, a couple of bottles of water, no tackle box just a couple of zip locks, a backup paddle as I peddle, and a boga tethered. On a Hobie Revo 16.
Only bass, blues, and Tuna.
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Snuck that last pick with my Outback much shorter but turns on a dime. Never got a glimpse of whoever took this pic and sold it.
 

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Some barebones lol ! What does that weigh ? I doubt i could ever get that up on my Ranger’s TrakRak !
 

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Like 74 lbs without anything, 100 loaded. If not for the rips in the fall I’d be switching to a Hobie Lynx, it’s more like a surfboard on top besides the seat and drive. It weighs 45 lbs.
I use a hullavator, not really any easier then yours. It’s over rated it’s hard to get the right stance to lift even assisted by the pressurized shocks. What you have is perfect.
 

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The 60 lb hurricane phoenix i had seemed to gain weight each summer. Not the biggest or youngest here but the ten pound drop is like night and day. I have yet to use the dolly i got last Christmas but with the reopening of a local beachi may need it in May
 

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The 60 lb hurricane phoenix i had seemed to gain weight each summer. Not the biggest or youngest here but the ten pound drop is like night and day. I have yet to use the dolly i got last Christmas but with the reopening of a local beachi may need it in May
Perhaps you’ll venture away from one spot with wheels.
 

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True. Going to deer hunt a few days in the month. Down to one small deer i the freezer :eek: Hopefully a few more in February on a nuisance permit. some working on my ship models, a day or two at the range. I already rearranged my surf bags and my kayak bag. I doubt I fish again until May.
 
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I recall you were getting bass and blues by launching from Alhambra or did you sneak in at Phil Healey (Florence Ave.) Beach? I have a dry top but instead of belting my waders was looking into inexpensive dry bottoms (but with a relief zipper!)
 

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Pants. You can get away with out the zipper using a dry pant guide type with neoprene feet. They use a cinch belt. I use them more then either of my dry suits. I think my Frog Toggs finally started to breakdown after five years.