Having received the new baby last week I have been itching to get it on the water, I have been over it with a fine toothcomb and cant find a fault with this one Simon :wink: looking at the forecast at the weekend it looked like today could be the day, much to Marions annoyance i spent yesterday getting the yak ready to go instead of fixing stuff & getting ready for christmas :whistle: The main task that Rob & the worm touched on was to get the GPS/fishfinder fitted & the anchor trolley tuned to my preference. not to mention working out were to put stuff ?. having mulled the possible alternative methods i made the decision & cut my first hole in it followed by a few self tappers. I will put some photos on later as whilst i am not saying its the best or only way to do the job it seems a good compromise between having a lot of cable exposed & causing major damage to the yak. I will post more detail on this as it may help others to decide how they want to do it As for how to use the space i though it would be a good idea to chuck everything on & find out what works. I am lucky that there is one other forum member as daft as me so arranged to meet Ken at Runswick at 09:00 my first senior moment of the day was leaving the camera on the kitchen table so i apologize for the lack of pictures, fortunately ken had his phone so will be posting a few later :yes: The weather was cracking for the time of year bright sunny & mild. and setting off across the Bay although there was a fair ground swell the water surface was like glass, just a steady paddle stroke & the gps was telling me we were going 4.5kts, that terminal velocity with a tail wind for the the p13 :yes: even better was the glide you get when you stop paddling. Ken is probably the best technical kayaker among us, but i was slowing down so we stayed together. We got to our mark around fillet tail & i chucked the anchor in & moored up, ken tied up to me and we settled down for a pleasant few hours uptiding in the Sun. this is where you pay back for the Dorados performance as it is not the armchair comfort of the p13 & turning around for your gear in the crate is difficult as is sitting side saddle, it can be done but i found it better to just stay in the normal position & periodically stretch a leg. due to the neap tide fishing was slow, we had 3 each with my best at just over 6lb. picked the anchor back up at HW slack and headed back. one other thing to note with my second senior moment, somehow i forgot to deploy the anchor before i chucked it in, even with all 4 points still folded the anchor shank held both of us in position and never moved, I have said before that i believe its more important to get plenty of warp out then whats on the bottom, there was a good 3m ground swell :yes: summing up, I was really impressed with the performance, as with all things there are downsides in terms of comfort but i have a few plans to better organize myself better that will mean all my ready use stuff is stored in the fish hatch.