Finally got my kayak!

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Many thanks to Southern Boutique Outfitters in Americus for getting this for me. Yesterday I finally picked up the Tan Crescent Lite Tackle I've been looking for since March. I may still have just enough warm weather left to get over to Tobesofkee and paddle around a bit.
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Coenen

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You have more than enough good weather left. Flat water paddling is pretty much a year round thing down here.
 

Coenen

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I`d not only fish out of it, I`d hunt out of it too, and use it to get to some way out of the way places.

I`d just have to figure out how to haul a deer back on it with drowning myself.
It wouldn't be too much of an issue with most of the newer SOT kayaks on the market. Or, you could try a small kid's kayak as a trailer, load the deer on that, and tow it all.
 
Nice,when I go to visit a friend down in S. Georgia I fish out of one of his,great fishing kayak and it will handle some wave action, although it's not near as stable to stand on as my native still it paddles and fishes great.We got caught in a approaching thunderstorm out on tired creek reservoir one afternoon and the wind kicked up pretty good but it handled ir well,they also make a seat riser kit for them if you so desire,personally i like a raised seat.
 
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Nice,when I go to visit a friend down in S. Georgia I fish out of one of his,great fishing kayak and it will handle some wave action, although it's not near as stable to stand on as my native.We got caught in a approaching thunderstorm out on tired creek reservoir one afternoon and the wind kicked up pretty good but it handled ir well,they also make a seat riser kit for them if you so desire,personally i like a raised seat.
Yep, I did pick up one of the seat riser kits. I chose the Lite Tackle because for my size, it was the best compromise between stability and paddling. Now I'm looking forward to customizing it to my preferences.
 

Nicodemus

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Yep, I did pick up one of the seat riser kits. I chose the Lite Tackle because for my size, it was the best compromise between stability and paddling. Now I'm looking forward to customizing it to my preferences.

You should have swung by the house. We woulda fed you up good and I would tried to swipe that kayak.
 
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You should have swung by the house. We woulda fed you up good and I would tried to swipe that kayak.
I would have but I had a friend with me that needed to get back home. I'm not sure you can get down low enough to get in it and if you could I don't think you could get back up again!:bounce:
 

fishfryer

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Yep, I did pick up one of the seat riser kits. I chose the Lite Tackle because for my size, it was the best compromise between stability and paddling. Now I'm looking forward to customizing it to my preferences.
That looks great Rooster,you will have a lot of fun in that, is my prediction. I fished out of a canoe for several years and it was sweet. Gliding along making vitually no noise,and quietly presenting your offering to the fish is pleasureable,and productive,
 

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I ain't got much room to talk though so I've been practicing getting in and out and standing up in it while it's on the grass.:bounce:

The last time I was in one was in 1977. Homemade, from wood and canvas. It was light and quiet though. Shorter than most of the gators I had to paddle by though.
 

fishfryer

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I don't want to make excuses for not getting one for myself,as I've stated on here that I was going to,but I'm afraid of buying one and not being able to use it for reasons mentioned.
 

WaltL1

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I`d not only fish out of it, I`d hunt out of it too, and use it to get to some way out of the way places.

I`d just have to figure out how to haul a deer back on it with drowning myself.
I havent hunted out of mine but it really is amazing how much wildlife you see just quietly floating down the river/swamp/lake. Cant count how many times Ive come around a corner to deer drinking out of the river etc.
 
Im far from a kayak expert, but for calm waters, some of you , ahem, ol wise graybeards out there who are worried about getting in and out i have a suggestion.
This is for sit a top kayaks only. If you try to get in the kayak in about knee or thigh high water it is easier than tryin to sit way down or stand up close to the shoreline. With practice its just about as easy as sittin in a chair. Hard to describe but to sit just pull the side of the yak up to your rear end and sit down. To stand, just get to knee high water swing your legs over to the same side, and stand up! Of course easier said than done, but not to hard after practice.
 
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I have that same one in green with the seat riser. This is an amazing paddling yak I am sure you will enjoy. The seat lets you sit for hours without being crippled and standing isn't too hard with the riser. There are countless additions for it but a 5 pound weight and some anchor line may be all you need. A kayak cart for moving it around solo helps when you want to slip out by yourself and a deer will fit just fine in the back or towards the front.
 
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Made in Carrolton Georgia with love! Check out the Facebook and Instagram pages to see what's up with them.
I have that same one in green with the seat riser. This is an amazing paddling yak I am sure you will enjoy. The seat lets you sit for hours without being crippled and standing isn't too hard with the riser. There are countless additions for it but a 5 pound weight and some anchor line may be all you need. A kayak cart for moving it around solo helps when you want to slip out by yourself and a deer will fit just fine in the back or towards the front.
Yep, one of the reasons I chose it was that it was made here in Georgia. Plus it's the perfect balance between stability and speed. I picked up the seat riser too and will add a paddle holder and a rod holder. Plenty of room for crates or anything I should want.
 
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