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Perception Scierra Kayak

Discussion in 'Sea Fishing Forum - Shore, Boat & Kayak Fishing' started by Davo, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. Davo

    Davo Rockling

    For a while now i've fancied buying a smaller yak such as the OK Caper, but at the same time i've always fancied a sit in/sea kayak, such as the yak in the link below. Therefore, as anyone had any experience with this/type of fishing yak, even "rolling one" for instance, compared to a "sit on top"?



    http://www.norfolkmarine.co.uk/shop-online/perception-kayak-sierra-angler-sand-p-6212.html

    Cheers

    Dave
     
  2. Davo

    Davo Rockling

    This is the fishing dashboard that comes with the Sierra.

    http://images.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://www.perception.co.uk/images/images/DashBoardLarge1.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.perception.co.uk/accessories.php&usg=__2LIcNrmYq9Y5fIpcsYIzW2-db34=&h=450&w=600&sz=137&hl=en&start=3&um=1&tbnid=5H2TCW3SYE176M:&tbnh=101&tbnw=135&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dperception%2Bsierra%2Bangler%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26um%3D1
     
  3. CBass

    CBass New Member

    Never paddled on Dave but I was looking at one yesterday at the outdoor show. I used to work at an outdoor centre where they had boats no too dissimilair (Kiwi) and I really think you would struggle to roll one as it has no thigh grips. I don't even think that the hull was particurlary fast so you wouldn't be getting the advantages of a sit in and not as good fishing as a SOT.

    One boat that did really impress me though was the Wilderness systems Tarpon 100, I will post some pics when I get them off my phone. 10ft long (they do a 14 as well) and fitting out, finish and hatches as standard that would shame OK. They seemed pretty cheap as well.
     
  4. Davo

    Davo Rockling

    Cheers mate, i'll have a look.:yes: But from what i remember the Tarpon's are fairly heavy, especially for the size. They have brought new models out, and they might be lighter.
     
  5. CBass

    CBass New Member

    Just had a look at the Specs and yes they are heavier, they just looked better made than all the others I looked at and had much better hatches, footrests etc. Excuse the phone pics...

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  6. mouldybits

    mouldybits New Member

    doesnt the 140 have a flat footwell aswell?
     
  7. CBass

    CBass New Member

    Oddly enough they get lighter the longer they get in the range :confused:


    I really like the look of the 160 though.
     
  8. Davo

    Davo Rockling

    You can tell they are better finished off the OK yaks. Thanks for the pics, much appreciated. I think there's a 160 for sale in the classifieds :whistle:

    Come on now Phil, you know you want a 140, so get the cobwebs out of your wallet :yes: :yes:
     
  9. spud

    spud New Member

    Found this the other day a hybrid SINK with tank well. Would be good for a spot of pike fishing in the winter.
    Click on the link to the Angler Addition

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    http://images.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://www.oldtowncanoe.com/images/kayaks/recreation/vapor_12xt_top_sm.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.oldtowncanoe.com/kayaks/recreation/vapor_12xt.html&usg=__mzNWmNWybkx74eXCDtPxU3djSv8=&h=144&w=478&sz=14&hl=en&start=33&um=1&tbnid=jPb4LnR6RGVFxM:&tbnh=39&tbnw=129&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dvapor%2B12xt%2Bangler%2Bkayak%26ndsp%3D18%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26start%3D18%26um%3D1

    There is a 160i for sale on the NWKF site at the moment :yes:
    Oops its the same one as above
     
  10. Davo

    Davo Rockling

    It looks a nice yak spud, but a little on the heavy side. I'm looking at something round the 40lb mark that you wouldnt think twice of putting on the car and going out for a few hours after work etc. The Cobra Explorer looks spot on in every way, except it isnt a sit in yak, which i'd like.
     
  11. Davo

    Davo Rockling

    The Cobra Explorer

    http://www.humanpoweredboats.com/Photos/ManufacturedHPBs/CobraExplorer.jpg
     

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