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My kids gave me a cobra fish and dive for CHRISTMAS. Great kids huh?

 

I will be using it most in the Raritan and Barganet BAYS but also on the CONNETICUT RIVER and CAPE'S NANTUCKET sound.

 

My first question[of which there will be many i'm sure] is hONESTLY how many times a year do you go over?

 

I need honest answers because of a chronic shoulder dislocation i have already almost drowmed in a silboat accident because of it.

 

THANKS FOR YOUR HELP!

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You have an extremely stable yak.

You would have to go out of your way(stand up) to flip that style boat.

I will bet the FnD owners never have flipped one of these things................

 

Your concern will be with the paddle.You'll need to take care on not getting the blade stuck under the boat etc so as to hurt your shoulder.

Again I've never heard of fishing folks hurting there shoulders...............but I know of many of my whitewater friends/surf yakers getting hurt.This type of paddling is much more violent smile.gif with the paddle getting held up and shoulders twisted all over if you don't know what your doing.

 

again.................your boat is stable and I would just get out there and enjoy!

 

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With the FnD unless you leave the Celebrity deck and go downstairs for a drink at the bar, you should truly never have an issue. Big, Big waves maybe, but this is truly the aircraft carrier. Scott

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The only way I've seen a FnD flip is in the surf.

 

I use my kayak alot. In the past 3 years I've got well over 100 days on the water and less than 200.

 

Stay out of the CT. River. Its got a strong current and any kayak fishing is difficult and the FnD is not a good choice for going against a strong current.

 

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I need honest answers because of a chronic shoulder dislocation i have already almost drowmed in a silboat accident because of it.

 

Get yourself a good PFD and use it every time you go.

 

Also when picking out a paddle try a touring paddle they are thinner and push less water but are easy on the sholders and arms then a wider paddle would be. you will go slower but last longer (sounds like viagra)huh

 

welcome to kayaking

 

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I just got my FnD also. I am old and hate cold water, the FnD seems to be the most stable out there. You could not have a better yak.

If the shoulder gives you any trouble Cobra hs a motor mount available and you can add a 30 lb electric thrust motor and save the shoulder a lot of grief. My mount is on order and the motor is hanging in the garage.

The FnD even has an indentation just behind the seaet for the battery. I had one on the Navigator I just sold and loved it...Cliff Blair

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Hi, Welcome. Ditto CT River currents, you need local knowledge. Good advice on the paddle. If you go out in any kind of surf in Nkt Sound learn to brace properly. I think you want to keep yr offside hand below yr shoulder and close to yr body to protect yr shoulder but get a lesson and find out for sure. Except for big surf never dumped so far, knock on wood.

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Since you have a shoulder problem I would suggest that you stay away from places that have strong currents. Fish places like Raritan Bay, etc. Learn what you're doing and what you can and can't do. The CT is a river that even Joev doesn't fish and he's as hard core as one can get in this sport.

 

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I will be doing a few trips to the CT River but they will be downstream of Middletown.Anything North of Hartford looks to hairy for me.

 

JoeV

 

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I have a FnD, love it and they are right about the flipping it over.... you really can't! Oh, you can fall off or slide into the water but even standing on the edge of the yak only made me slide off and into the water. I think with a set of stablizers on back you'll be able to hold a party on the Lido Deck..."Miss, I'll have a Bloody Mary please."

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