fishguts430

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About fishguts430

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  • Birthday 03/03/1991

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  • About Me:
    I love to bow hunt and fish.
  • Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):
    Bow hunting/archery ,fishing
  • What I do for a living:
    Work on a printing press making wall paper

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    york pa
  1. I too am also looking into a mid sized truck. Tacos are are just exspensive for what they are. I test drove a Ford ranger and i can honestly say it was horrible. Suspension sucked and the seats were uncomfortable. Also the back seat only folded up 3/4 of the way so hardley any storage. Now i have it narrowed down to the frontier and chevy Colorado/canyon. From my research the Chevy is maybe 3-5 thousand more but you are getting a more modern truck. Look at pictures of the interior of both and you will see what i am talking about. The inside of the frontier looks like its from 2010. I have one more person i want to talk too is my cousin. He is a mechanic for chevy and i want to see what majority of the problems both trucks have as he services everything. Best thing about him is hes not biased as he drives Lexus
  2. Hoping to head down from pa for some snakes Wednesday or thursday. looking to break in the new kayak
  3. I also did just buy 1 inch rear seat extensions for the rear of my seat.(lifts the back of the seat up 1 inch) and it is amazing. im going to look for saddles for car topping my predator to make it a little easier but in all honesty Old Town in my opinion has hobie beat. Price and Warranty both win in my book. A buddy of mine just called oldtown about the break away locks for the drive he was going to order some. they shipped 2 of them to him for free with a hat. predator is fast too like stupid fast
  4. JPsmith I Sold an outback for a predator. I have had the predator out 3 times so far. Twice on calm days and once in 30 mph gusts. AS of now I much prefer the predator over my outback. Starting out right off the bat the amount of room in the predator is amazing. Best way to describe it the outback felt like i was sitting in a 96 ford ranger and the predator is like sitting in a king ranch. There is just alot of room. The seat on the predator is much more comfortable (to me) than the outback seat. The outback seat jist felt hard to me and hurt my butt after a few hours. Now on to the drives. Once again (for me) the pdl drive trumps the mirage drive. The bicycle motion of the pdl does not wear me out as quick as the mirage drive on the outback did. I also found i can hold a steady 3.9 mph better and comfortably than the outback. Also instant reverse was amazing especially getting my lures out of the tree lol. The predator turns better than my outback did (i had the stock rudder on the outback). Standing up on the predator is easy.... Stupid easy. I could stand on the outback but since the cockpit was tighter it wasn't as easy. Predator has a stupid amount of storage as well. Last thing the predator has a much much better warranty than hobie (that was my main reason why i sold the outback) Now for the cons if you will. The predator is heavier. Not by much but it is. I cartop both my outback and predator. The outback was easier. Not the weight but the gunnels are flat and the outback slides upside down perfect on stock roof rack bars. The predator has a weird design and i will need to get cradles so the hull goes down and not up. The seat on the predator is my comfortable but it is also more than setting it and going like the outback seat. Once you get the seat set on the predator there are 2 straps in the back you singe down to tighten the seat so it has no play in it. Its not hard just a little annoying. Last thing is the drive. I bought an extra prop and shear pins for my drive and im set BUT if and i havnt heard of anything happening yet but it's mechanical and anything can happen IF something internal breaks you gotta send the drive in for repairs or replacements. The hobie drive especially the GT drive is easy to fix at home on a work bench. Iv been reading that the 180 drives are very fragile. I did have one of the pull cords break but I have heard of alot worse. That's about all i got for right now i need to get more time in it yet but for now i like it much more than my outback. Btw drive parts for the hobie are stupid expensive. Almost 60 bucks for a fin while a prop from old town is 5.99. I went through 2 fins in a year with the outback
  5. I have a 20 Predator and the thing is very very stable. not as much as the 120 but still enough where I stand up all the time and not second guess it. I as well was torn between the two. I went with the predator since I have been caught out on the chessy in very very bad summer storms ( you know the ones that pop out of no where) i wanted something that was a little faster and a dryer ride. Also I liked how big the tank well is on the predator and this might sound dumb but i like the from facing rod holder on the right side like the predator instead of the left side of the topwater. Iv heard the predator has a better seat as well.
  6. Patpasco gun powder middle river any river off the main bay has them. Sure beats me driving 3 hours to black water for them lol
  7. I havnt been out yet. Right now im trying to kill a turkey and then ill focus on snake head. That was one thing with the predator i didnt know if i would like or not until i realized i sat in the high position on my outback even when i surf launched so it didnt bother me lol
  8. ATB I have a 2020 old town predator pdl and really like it. I too was torn between the max or the predator. I joined both facebook groups and did countless hours of research. what sold me on the predator over the native is warranty and problems. I havent found hardly anything ( I think only one major problem) with old towns drive. I was seeing people on the native group getting brand new slayers and maxes and needed to have the drive warrantied right out of the box. That didnt go over with me to well. I will say the lay out of the slayer max looks very very good. I seen you fish the Chesapeake. that bay is massive but if your close to baltimore area im only 40 minutes up the road from baltimore, you are more than welcome to check out my predator. there is a lake right by my house you could pedal it if you would like
  9. odiemike I think Riddler has the topwater 106. If you can check out the predator line as well.
  10. ATB I have had the predator out 3 times so far. Twice on calm days and once in 30 mph gusts. AS of now I much prefer the predator over my outback. Starting out right off the bat the amount of room in the predator is amazing. Best way to describe it the outback felt like i was sitting in a 96 ford ranger and the predator is like sitting in a king ranch. There is just alot of room. The seat on the predator is much more comfortable (to me) than the outback seat. The outback seat jist felt hard to me and hurt my butt after a few hours. Now on to the drives. Once again (for me) the pdl drive trumps the mirage drive. The bicycle motion of the pdl does not wear me out as quick as the mirage drive on the outback did. I also found i can hold a steady 3.9 mph better and comfortably than the outback. Also instant reverse was amazing especially getting my lures out of the tree lol. The predator turns better than my outback did (i had the stock rudder on the outback). Standing up on the predator is easy.... Stupid easy. I could stand on the outback but since the cockpit was tighter it wasn't as easy. Predator has a stupid amount of storage as well. Last thing the predator has a much much better warranty than hobie (that was my main reason why i sold the outback) Now for the cons if you will. The predator is heavier. Not by much but it is. I cartop both my outback and predator. The outback was easier. Not the weight but the gunnels are flat and the outback slides upside down perfect on stock roof rack bars. The predator has a weird design and i will need to get cradles so the hull goes down and not up. The seat on the predator is my comfortable but it is also more than setting it and going like the outback seat. Once you get the seat set on the predator there are 2 straps in the back you singe down to tighten the seat so it has no play in it. Its not hard just a little annoying. Last thing is the drive. I bought an extra prop and shear pins for my drive and im set BUT if and i havnt heard of anything happening yet but it's mechanical and anything can happen IF something internal breaks you gotta send the drive in for repairs or replacements. The hobie drive especially the GT drive is easy to fix at home on a work bench. That's about all i got for right now i need to get more time in it yet but for now i like it much more than my outback. Btw drive parts for the hobie are stupid expensive. Almost 60 bucks for a fin while a prop from old town is 5.99. I went through 2 fins in a year with the outback
  11. I just sold an outback and bought a predator pdl 2020. For ME personally i think it is less work on the legs than the mirage drive. As of now (3 trips out on it) everything so far is better than the outback in my book other than the turning radias and the 10 pounds more it weighs. i gotta get some more time on it though to really start nit picking. i will say the seat is more confortable to me too. My outback the seat always hurt my hips for some reason
  12. anybody want to try to sneak me in for some kayak snakes lol. I live right over the pa line and am affraid to go fish for them. 99 percent of my fishing is md
  13. Wet did you get that sheep in jersey? I live in pa and do day trips in the summer with the yak. tried all summer for one of those. on the plus side i did get my first tog although it was only 12 inches lol
  14. 2020 predator pdl