The Riddler

Swell Scupper 14 Review

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Just got her today from the trucking company.  This will be an ongoing review. As always with my reviews here on SOL, it will be unbiased and I receive nothing, no reward.  Thanks. 

 

 

 

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I believe someone here said, “Put your money where your mouth is”...so I bought the Swell 14.  I am tired of the barges and tall seats...well here we have a performance kayak made for Fisherman right here in the United States! 

 

No surf today today for the  Swell 14 but a couple of 7’ rods or longer can fit on the inside if need be and a two piece rod could fit through the center hatch in the cockpit if needed but it will have to be a small reel or remove the reel into the “Scucket”

 

The “Scucket” In the center hatch could also be modified to take a one piece rod but a 7’ would be too long.  For now shimmying up to the front hatch would be the easiest option and doable. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The ruddler utilizes toe tap controls. Swinging out the L or R side brackets makes an easy adjustment. There is so much leg room in the cockpit I would estimate a 38” leg inseam could still go with a rudder because of the toe tap controls.  The cable is getting kinked on the right side. Putting stress on the cable and making a noise.  I may have to break out the Dremel and make an adjustment but first things first, time to get out on the water!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Well that didn’t take long!!!!  Nice 39” to slime up tge new Swell 14!

 

You do not need a Hobie, pube and worm,   Electronics, or fish finder to catch fish!

 

 

 

 

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Nice color, none of this "I got camo so no one sees me in my spots" nonsense. Of course I hate you for that fish, been a crappy season here for me.

 

A vintage Scupper Pro came up for sale here at a nice price so I picked it up. I figure if I like it enough maybe I'll eventually spring for the Scupper 14.  This boat scaled in at 57#, have you weighed yours? A funny thing was the rectangular receptacle area in the tankwell that looks like it should be for a crate was 1.5" too narrow. I ripped a crate on the tablesaw and welded it back together.  Look forward to more reports.

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2 hours ago, The Riddler said:

 

Wow great looking kayak. Nice fish. Old school with a tube n worm. Did you use  the lead core line too?  Congrats.

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2 hours ago, YakDawg said:

Very interested in your review it looks like a sweet boat.  A tad heavy but what plastic isn't.  Lots of luck with it.  

 It’s lighter than the Revo coming back up the hill from the beach! 

 

 

 

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Nice fish! And the yak didn’t sink! Tried my brothers sink a few weeks back, I stayed upright for about a minute...lol...of course he said I was way over its weight limit. I way 70 lbs more than he does, damn little 22”x14’ kevlar death trap it was...

 

Looking forward to this review towards something streamlined and lighter

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4 hours ago, YakDawg said:

A tad heavy but what plastic isn't.  

Actually, quite a few. I can't figure out why that kayak is so heavy. Other than that, looks sweet.  Best of luck with it!

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Nice fish and sleek kayak. The color is pretty sweet too. Interested to see if the foot rudder cables will have issues.

 

I think it's safe to say that "you" can catch that fish from any platform, including a floating barge. The rest of us have to rely on our pedal drives, fishfinders, and the tubes :) 

 

PS: You too were a T&W guy once. I remember reading an old post/article somewhere...

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