Nephroid

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  1. Item is sold. Thanks!
  2. Looking to sell my Thule Hullavator rack. Lightly used for one season and stored indoors. Have since purchased a trailer so no need for this. All hardware included. Asking $300 obo. Would like to get the space back in my garage. Pickup in Central, NJ (near Princeton) or can drop off within 35 miles, depending on location.
  3. Thanks everyone for looking. I'm closing the listing for now. Will re-post if things change.
  4. Just confirming that, as of now, she's still available and ready to go.
  5. Dropping my asking price to $1,500. Here's a couple of good reads, including the manufacturer's website, if you'd like to learn more: http://kayak.co.za/the-kayak-shop/kaskazi-kayaks/models/kaskazi-dorado/ http://www.whitbyseaanglers.co.uk/forum/threads/kaskazi-dorado-longterm-test.15518/ http://hckac.freeforums.org/kaskazi-dorado-t4827.html
  6. You guys are giving me second thoughts! Seriously though she deserves to be in the salt instead of gathering dust in my garage. For those who don't know, Hong and I got our Dorado's from the same dealer, maybe a couple weeks apart. In fact they came in on the same shipping container. Unfortunately I had just started a new job plus becoming a full time dad at home so never really go to "take her out of the box". Selling her to make room for a tandem or dinghy sailboat that I can take my kids out on.
  7. I'm reluctantly selling a new / never used Fiberglass Kaskazi Dorado II Hull #140608 Yellow deck on white hull. She is bone stock with no customization or rigging done by me. For those less familiar, Kaskazi is a South African company known for making rugged off shore high performance fishing kayaks. At a lean 16' she is designed to be extremely fast and stable in rough seas. Build quality is outstanding. A quick look online and you'll see it's reputation speaks for itself. I bought her to be my offshore big game rig but sadly never had the time to take her out. Comes standard with: - Finished 6ft catch holder / rod box - 3 Viking watertight hatches - 3 Rod holders - 3 separate anchor trolleys - Custom fitted crate for gear - Interior thru hole for routing electronics Pictures below were taken last weekend. Gelcote is pristine. Asking price is $1,800 Boat is currently kept in Plainsboro, NJ and can be seen by appointment (I travel for work, so not always around). Buyer can choose to pick it up or I'd be happy to bring it to anywhere in Central NJ or the Jersey Shore.
  8. I've taken a hard look at the boat from every angle and it's going to be very tough to find a spot on centerline to mount the ducer. Seems like the qualities that make her so sleek and fast are pretty detrimental to bolting things on. Despite her length, she's only all of 26 inches wide which does not leave a lot of deck space within reach for a Ram Ball or any such anchor point. The stern has no transom and no space for a mounting bracket either. I'm going to start w/ Barrell's advice and start with Duc Seal in the hull. Maybe I'll get lucky and get a good picture. If not I'll have to get creative and possibly mount something off the tank well, maybe a bracket or even a little "ama" that folds down and can be flipped up against the crate when not needed.
  9. Thanks. Agree that you have a lot more options for forming fiberglass. Some things you just can't rotomold. I've decided based on the comments to put the transducer in the water. I'll probably use something similar to the Ram transducer arm until I can come up something better. If only the transducer were a little more streamlined, I'd consider bolting it to the end of my rudder.
  10. Thanks. Good to know will have to take a hard look at the 598.
  11. I asked him to do a full FB for me. I was okay w/ the weight and figured it would be easier to fix if I ever break it.
  12. Thanks everyone for the compliments. Can wait to get her in the water. Kinghong this is for you: She's about 15.8' long and 26" wide. Fiberglass hull and deck weighing about 65lb total. Detail of front drain plug and handle Paddle keeper on the bow. Pad eyes are plastic and riveted to deck. I may remove this as I plan to mount a sail to the deck. Block for anchor trolley. She has three anchor trolleys. Each runs half the length of the boat. Covering a "quadrant". Two on the port side. One starboard running amidships to the bow. Think I would generally prefer a trolley running stem to stern. Note each trolley is secured by a block on one end and a pad eye on the other. Side handle. Note anchor trolleys running through pad eyes on each side Three Sealect rod holders and deep molded in seat. It's the SOT that rides like a SINK! Long stab rudder. Held by single breakaway bolt in case you hit a reef. Rudder pull and tensioner. Not sure I like this design as the elastic tensioner will inevitably stretch and wear out over time. Rudder pedals and fish box lid. What I like is that the lid is fiberglass and 100x stiffer than the plastic lid on my old yak. Going to mount fish finder on it. Lots of folks put a cutting board on it as well Fish box is finished fiberglass inside and runs to the bow so you have 7.5" of in obstructed room for gear and some big ass fish. Three Viking hatches. Two 8"at the bow and stern, and a 6" behind the seat. Note molded in battery box and rod holder behind the seat. Inside of rearmost hatch shows unfinished fiberglass and a hard fiberglass bulkhead. I think I would have to be swimming in order to access this hatch underway as it's a solid 5ft behind my seat. Custom in molded well with crate. About 1.5 times as long as a standard American crate but only about 8" deep. May look for an alternative here. Note the tiny drain hole on the far right side. Hatch hardware is a huge upgrade from original twist lock design. These are very rigid and form a very tight seal. Inside fish box on port side is a preset hole for routing power and transducer lines to your FF display. No scuppers! Instead you have "venturi's" their wayward South African cousin. The hole is capped but less than an inch across. They make me a little nervous given how deep the seating area is. But she was designed for rough water so we'll see. Venturi outlets below the water line. The theory is that the motion of the kayak creates low pressure under the hull and sucks the water out of the Venturi holes above. I'll have to see it to believe it. So there she is in all her glory! Kinda reminds me of an Italian car, sexy, beautiful, but really idiosyncratic with a few head scratching design choices. Again, the real test will be on the water. More on that to come.
  13. From the album My new Yak

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