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Native kayak help

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OK

I am also new to kayaking and am 60 5'8 180lb.

I am going to be fishing along the edges of sounds and swamp and marshes and it does get a bit choppy but I will not be far from land

Do any of you have experience with this kayak?

Looks like a good little paddle boat. 

How does it do fishing

I am finding limited info on this kayak.

date?

value?

Thanks for any info.

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Ok

i believe it is a Tegris ultimate 12.

or is it an elite composite?

when did they switch to pull up sceg

this one is built in 

really curious about when this was made in the lineup of Native Kayaks

i have not seen it in person yet.

but looks fun!

 

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That's a nice ride!  I used the poly version down in Florida for a couple of days in the Everglades and added more oyster bed scars all over it. That Tegris model is more of a delicate petunia around the sharps. Every hull tracks well in the flat calm...this hull does not track well in the wind. Constant paddle corrections sucked. In flat calm it was ok.  Fun to fish out of in the flat calm. You don't want to take this kayak out in the rough with high wind. 1-2' wind chop can fill this hull little by slow. Other than that, it's a great calm water boat.

 

This guy here will demonstrate how it will work in the chop. You can see him struggling to paddle. Sucks.

 

 

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3 hours ago, heddonbaits said:

Ok

i believe it is a Tegris ultimate 12.

or is it an elite composite?

when did they switch to pull up sceg

this one is built in 

really curious about when this was made in the lineup of Native Kayaks

i have not seen it in person yet.

but looks fun!

 

That skeg will help with tracking. The model I used down in Florida did not have one.

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Mine is poly. It's been a pretty good fishing platform, stable but not fast. If there is distance to cover I get tired. It is not stable enough for me to stand up, I'm 6' 200. I took it into some small surf to see what would happen and it didn't tip and no trouble at all in the Ramapo River. The seat is super comfy but it interferes with proper paddling technique. I paid $500 for a demo.

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I went and checked this 12' out and it seemed awfully small.

I am going to check out a 15' tandem today.

Neat how you can adjust for solo.

That 12' really got me thinking about my 4 year old granddaughter,

I believe the 15 will work nicely

She will have a blast. We are retiring to the OBX soon and so many places back in the sounds and National Forest.

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