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post #1 of 25
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Is it worth trading a little stability (outback) for a little speed (revolution) .. I know you can probably demo these boats somewhere . But having never fished out of a yak that wouldn't tell me . How important is speed in the yak fishing world ,, Would the outback really be a dog in comparrison .. Is getting from spot to spot a little quicker and easier worth the trade off .. Talking about the kayak with the extra weight of being all geared up .. Maybe the difference is minimal .. don't know .. thanks for replys ..
post #2 of 25
You'll get better opinions than mine here but I think it's all about use. If you're planning to surf launch, I'd go with the Revolution you'll want the maneuverability. Also if you like to paddle rather then peddle, I've heard the Outback is a barge. If you like to have more room and maneuverability won't be too much of an issue and you're staying in the bay the Outback might be the way to go. There's always the Sport too, if I was buying again I might go that route.
post #3 of 25
Speed can be important or it can be at the bottom of the list in priorities. Thats up to you to decide. I park close to my spots and speed meens nothing to me. I prefer the stability, storage,and bone dry ride of the Outback over the speed and padling advantage the revo offers. Demo both and you decide.
post #4 of 25
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Originally Posted by barrell View Post
I park close to my spots and speed meens nothing to me. I prefer the stability, storage,and bone dry ride of the Outback over the speed and padling advantage the revo offers.


Good points .. Besides freshwater pond fishing I think I'd mostly be in tidal rivers ,, more salt than brackish water.. might occaisionally have to fight tide ..
post #5 of 25
You really should demo both.I did,and picked the Outback.Dry stable and it isn't that slow.Although I didn't paddle it,only the Mirage drive.The Outback is a better yak for bigger guys(IMHO). It is a lot more comfortable.
post #6 of 25
i have a outback and i dont have one complaint its fast enough for me comfortable and very stable
post #7 of 25
i use a revo and have a friend that i fish with regularly that owns an outback. the revo takes less effort to move and catches less wind. the outback is much more stable and has quite a bit more room.
its not that big a difference in speed honestly, but i've noticed while peddle/paddeling along side an outback in a strong wind that i can cruise with quite a bit less effort. on the down side it makes me jealous when i look over and he's poling across the flat in the outback.

if i had to do it all over again i think i'd still buy the revo.
post #8 of 25
The out back seems to be the got too all around choice great for fresh and salt .. but if i can swing it I'd get a Revo down the line if they make it in orange again so i can choose the yak for the situation.
post #9 of 25
I own both and just two months ago purchase the 2010 model, Outback is the way to go. I normally use it in fresh and salt, speed has never been an issue and with the peddling I actual troll for Halibuts is Monterey.. Again go demo both out but it all depends on fishing style, type, and preference my Revo is picking up dust and will be on Craigslist soon.
post #10 of 25
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Originally Posted by maddiesdadie View Post
I own both and just two months ago purchase the 2010 model, Outback is the way to go. I normally use it in fresh and salt, speed has never been an issue and with the peddling I actual troll for Halibuts is Monterey.. Again go demo both out but it all depends on fishing style, type, and preference my Revo is picking up dust and will be on Craigslist soon.


Are you kayaking in open ocean ? may do a little of that .. thanks for all replys ..
post #11 of 25
I have Outbacks, my buddy has a Revo. I have been in water where I was taking waves over the side and also over the bow. No problems!!

My buddy reached around and leaned back in his Revo and rolled it quicker then anything. I did not see it happen but he explained that he reached around behind him to untangle a rod.

I can peddle my Outback quick enough to make a wake if I want. We have peddled side by side and I have no problem keeping up with him.

My .02
post #12 of 25
You get a following or broadside wave while twisted around in most yaks it will flip. Leave the crate at home in bigger water. And remember, its a yak and if it flips, so what. Self rescue and move on. Just make sure if you love it leash it.



The Revo is plenty stable. Turn it over and look at how flat it is. It looks like frisbee. When I am practicing self rescue or trying to demonstrate it; it takes real effort to flip that over.
post #13 of 25
someone mentioned a sport....i own one....its nice if you are in the bay and are geared for the day and don't need to take a lot of gear. not a lot of room on that boat. I tried surf launching it twice...first time wasn't pretty but like i said it was my first time...no experience. My second time wasn't much better but i made it out. I felt very uneasy on the sport in the ocean. I felt is was too small and you need to keep your gear stored down below in a small area/latch. I am keeping my sport....it is rigged from top to bottom....night time bass chunking it is perfect....as some as i can free up some money I am buying a REVO ASAP! That front latch for storage and longer skinny platform makes it idea for a surf launch!
post #14 of 25
One of the things I keep wondering about in the Outback/Revo discussion... Very little mention of on deck storage space. In this forum especially, we are using our kayaks as platforms to fish from... That being said, the kayak that absolutely lends itself to a thousand mounting options for your rod holders, gps, fishfinders, camera mounts and whatever else you want close at hand is the Outback.
I also love that you can readily fish kneeling or legs over the side with the Outback with no worries.
post #15 of 25
Good point. The deck of the Revo has very little space. That being said, I have a finder, two ram mounts up front, and two in the back.



I have my pliers and boga in one pocket and shads and gulp in the other pocket. I use mid sized Plano boxes on tethers under the center hatch.



I rarely use a crate and still have more stuff than I ever need. Remember, this is not a boat or a surf buggy. The very nature of kayaks allow you to take LESS stuff, not more.



But if you like gadgets and lots of mounting options the Outback is the way to go. LOTS of space for goodies. Check out how cool earth magnets are.
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