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#37 Doc Holiday

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 07:17 PM

they've had those for thousands of years

that's kinda the point of my comment

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:01 PM

More like carolinapaddle.com. ;)


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Posted 30 April 2012 - 11:08 AM

picked myself up an old coleman canoe cheap yesterday, 16 ft. its a little shaky but it floats.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 01:50 PM



Not me...but I've got a citation drum there around Oriental. Would love to do it on a yak. Hopefully I'll have one by fall...I hate bumming my bil's.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 04:27 PM

just finished building outriggers for it for around 25$ a pair using 3/4th metal conduit, adjustable flag holders and boat bumpers

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 10:37 AM

I used to work as an assembler for Wilderness Systems(10 years ago) while in community college, when they were still in Trinity, NC. I've built more Tarpons, Rides and Pamlicos than I want to recall as well as Sealutions, North Stars, Pungos, Manteos, etc. I don't know if the Ride is still offered, but it is the most stable on the water because of its pontoon like bottom, and you can easily stand up on it.

The place in Greensboro is a good place to check out. When I was assembling I often went over there because we got discounts. I'm sure they'd be helpful in determining what current model you should go with.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 11:02 AM

I used to work as an assembler for Wilderness Systems(10 years ago) while in community college, when they were still in Trinity, NC. I've built more Tarpons, Rides and Pamlicos than I want to recall as well as Sealutions, North Stars, Pungos, Manteos, etc. I don't know if the Ride is still offered, but it is the most stable on the water because of its pontoon like bottom, and you can easily stand up on it.

The place in Greensboro is a good place to check out. When I was assembling I often went over there because we got discounts. I'm sure they'd be helpful in determining what current model you should go with.


For all around...ocean/lake/river...would you suggest the Tarpon or the Manta Ray. I'm about comfort and speed. Stability isn't that much of an issue as I doubt I'll stand on it.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 11:18 AM

optional stability for less than 70$ a pair:

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i used boat bumpers instead of lobster buoys because i didn't want to wait.

the adjustable mounted pole brackets are 1" flag holders + 1" galvanized conduit. the outriggers can be boat bumpers, crab buoys, etc. mine aren't great and i'm going to have to redo them eventually, but its better than paying 200+ for a set of them.

that is not my kayak, but its the foundation i used for building my outriggers. you can also remove them anytime you like.

sometimes you have to put a back plate where you mount them to add stability and keep them from tearing through the hull

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 02:42 PM

For all around...ocean/lake/river...would you suggest the Tarpon or the Manta Ray. I'm about comfort and speed. Stability isn't that much of an issue as I doubt I'll stand on it.


I don't really know man. Like I said before, It's been 10 years ago since I was in that line of work. The Tarpon is pretty fast and stable though with its flat bottom, buoyancy, and a pretty good keel front and back.