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I roll with an Old Town Dirigo 120 Angler, and I personally love it. Paid like $700 for it. I usually just fish the Finger Lakes in NY, so the waves aren't massive. The main things you have to consider are if you want sit-in VS sit on top, and the size of the boat you want. The shorter kayaks tend to maneuver better, but the longer ones follow a straighter line

longer ones are also faster, so you can cover more ground but with that said are a lot heavier, I would usually always suggest sit on tops because they don't sink, but if you are fishing in cold flat water you may want a sit in because it will keep you warmer.

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This is my next purchase after I get a vehicle out here.

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on craigslist today:

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700$

http://charlotte.craigslist.org/boa/2955440021.html

Wilderness System Tarpon 100 Fishing Kayak *Complete Setup... Ready to Fish ANYWHERE

* 10 Foot 2010 Boat **Custom Set Up** Very nice if I say so myself

* Hummingbird 150 Fish Finder

* Custom Made LIVE Well (2.5 Gallon)

* 12 Volt battery and Charger (Water Proof Case)

* Custom Roller/Cart designed specially for this Boat

* Tackle Box/Bin with 3 additional Rod Holders

* 3 Fixed Rod Folders

* 2 Hatches with Water proof ditties

* Adjustabl Paddle

* Adjustable Seat

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For what some of those things cost, you could get an old Jon boat and fix it up a bit.

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I lost interest in it after I heard stories about alligators attacking kayaks in Florida. But since you're in NC I'm gonna guess that gators wouldn't be a problem.

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For what some of those things cost, you could get an old Jon boat and fix it up a bit.

the only problem with that is the gas motor, registration and trailer.

can put a kayak on top of a car and go throw it in anywhere. same with a canoe.

plus the exercise of paddling around

besides i think Zod already has a boat, he just wants something more manageable for one person

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As someone mentioned...how much you wanting to spend. How much weight you willing to deal with.

I like the Native Manta Ray 14s are great boats and I really like the seat material. Wilderness Systems Tarpon 120/140s are also nice. My bil has one and I've used it. If you ever think you'll take it into a sound, ocean, or really large lake, I wouldn't go any less than 12'. You'll just wear yourself out on keeping it tracking straight. I took a 9' to Bear Island and it was a task. But then if you like river running...you'll enjoy the turning of a shorter yak. I'm in the market for one, but I started another project in the house....so it's on hold, but I will have one by the time coastal fall fishing hits.

Heads up...there's a fishing tournament being held at Randleman reservoir next weekend hosted by nckfa.com guys and involving Get Outdoors. You could always jump into the tournament ($60 entry) and you could even win a kayak if you win, but you can call to see if they have loaners you could try out.

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on craigslist today:

5L55N25Ka3K13Ma3Hdc4c1ed81103cfd71827.jpg

700$

http://charlotte.cra...2955440021.html

Wilderness System Tarpon 100 Fishing Kayak *Complete Setup... Ready to Fish ANYWHERE

* 10 Foot 2010 Boat **Custom Set Up** Very nice if I say so myself

* Hummingbird 150 Fish Finder

* Custom Made LIVE Well (2.5 Gallon)

* 12 Volt battery and Charger (Water Proof Case)

* Custom Roller/Cart designed specially for this Boat

* Tackle Box/Bin with 3 additional Rod Holders

* 3 Fixed Rod Folders

* 2 Hatches with Water proof ditties

* Adjustabl Paddle

* Adjustable Seat

Good deal for $700 a bit shorter then I would like but still a good deal

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soon there will be solar powered kayaks and canoes

well, good ones anyway

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soon there will be solar powered kayaks and canoes

well, good ones anyway

they already have wind powered ones

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they've had those for thousands of years

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Next thing you know "carolinakayak.com" is going to pop up.

More like carolinapaddle.com. ;)

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