The Riddler

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  1. nice
  2. I'm calling around to get one without a drive. I have like 4 drives hanging around don't need another. If they knock off 200-300 bucks without drive I will pull the trigger and try it out.
  3. It may be a July opening now from delays.
  4. The Topwater is great but man is it heavy. I never weighed it on a scale but with drive on it and loading in the back of the pick up it's over 100.
  5. hahaha just shoot it.
  6. You have it backwards. Sitting low with low free board is more stable than sitting high with more free board and volume. The PA can pancake and you can turtle in an Outback. Believe me on open water when you dump it's easier to recover in a Revo 13 than the PA or Outback.
  7. 10-11 kayaks are nice little platforms to have but agree when the wind picks up it can be a pain in the ass. I hope Hobie comes out with a 14' version thermoformed 28" wide, let us choose our own seat, add some rock and front hatch and it could give us something worthy for the salt.
  8. Relentless
  9. What makes the Outback and PA good for the Salt?
  10. Proof right there...just take the shot.
  11. Edelman sucks.
  12. That would make a nice winter kayak for me.
  13. Absolutely a nice boat. I shopped around for a 21 SE before I bought my NorthCoast 20. The 18 is a flat bottom hull unlike the SE model for more choppy and unfavorable conditions. The 18 will bomb around the harbor and it will be good on gas. You may slam a little on 2' chop depending on speed but it's fine. You can head out to Stellwagon 16 miles out on a reasonable day. It's coming back into a SW/W blow is when you will slam the hull in the chop. It will be a slow ride. I had an 18 Maritime Skiff which is lighter than the Parker 18 and would slam. Then with tighter and bigger swells you can be limited on speed. Things get better with the 20' or greater for me which is why I got out of the Maritime 18 after 2 years. Now I am thinking about
  14. Just updating the thread. Took the boat out Sunday for an hour and no loss of oil.
  15. Towards the end of last season I lost a few quarts of oil. I looked into the water and can see a sheen in the water consistent with an oil leak into the exhaust. The only thing I think it could be is the Oil Cooler. It's about a 200 dollar part. Has anyone here swap this out? After taking off the side cover off I don't see any oil leak externally. Is there any way of testing this with the muffs on? Maybe take the water lines off the oil cooler, start it up with muffs on and see if oil comes out? I just want to make sure I am swapping out the right part rather than a guessing game. Photos below shows the oil cooler and where it connects.
  16. It’s all good. What I am learning now about the way forums work now is people will come in here with their minds already made up. YouTube videos of how Angler X says this kayak is the best and so on. You can have 12 people recommend kayak “A” because they know how it works and what it will do. Meantime the poster already had their mind made up with kayak “b”. But it does make for a great time suck while this mother of a rain storm passes. What ever kayak you chose you will be on the water slamming fish and there is always Craigslist, Fb marketplace , SOL to sell in the event the platform of your choosing does not work out.
  17. Haha you moon lighting?
  18. Senator Ratcliffe just brought this up and it makes sense. The US already has the 3rd Country Agreement with Canada. Since Trump won't be able to solve the immigration crisis because of the Dem Controlled house, he is better off making a new 3rd Country Agreement with Mexico. Do you agree?
  19. Kross would have made it.
  20. Silence.....
  21. That was an awesome 5 minutes.
  22. what a move