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The Kaskazi Marlin has had a few useful mods

Discussion in 'Sea Fishing Forum - Shore, Boat & Kayak Fishing' started by Dorado, Jun 20, 2013.

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  1. Dorado

    Dorado New Member

    We have been busy updating the features on the Kaskazi Marlin. The following pictures will provide the evidence. The captions will explain:-

    The cockpit hatch volume has been extended, and the large flat surface provides a perfect placement for a GPS/sonar mounting point, convenient within reach and still provide space for a rod holder - we suggest the Railblaza starport system - ahead of it and we can provide competitive prices and fit out for the Railblaza starport and some cherry picked accessories to suit our kayaks. Rod holders, GPS/sonar mounts and gadget mounts are the main ones. The paddle keep on the bow has been retained.

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    The cockpit hatch is long enough to take a 9ft 4-piece rod, so it will suit the fly angler down to the ground. As a keen fly fisherman I was biased with the thought that went into it. The volume within the hatch is plenty to accommodate some food, drink and electronics too - or tackle. Notice too, the enlarged scupper venturis together with their tethered bungs. If you don't like the leashes, untie them and put a small dowel or cork on to prevent their loss. You can see the extent of the central flat area for mounting the accessories on.

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    Fitting a fish finder or sonar is always the first question people ask about, so we have done the hard work for our new owners. In the aft hatch there is a moulded battery box, made to fit the popular 7Ah - 12Ah battery used for powering sonar/GPS combination units. There is also some high density foam to pad the box to make the battery fit snugly. You will also notice that there is a grommet routing in the port side of the bulkhead, to make it easy to route the battery and transducer cable through to the front hatch. Just use a pull through to bring the cables through. The transducer is ideally placed just astern the seat, where it will remain in contact with the water and provide a good signal. Access into the aft hatch is good and placing the battery and TX here will have virtually no impact on the stowage capability (which is VAST)for camping trips. To gve an idea, a C-tug will go in with the wheels still on!

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    To make it easy to get to the flat area of the cockpit where the sonar will be fitted an access hatch is fitted into the forward bulkhead and a grommet fitted to route the cables from the aft hatch through. Fitting a GPS/Sonar has never been more convenient or tidier. Notice that the hatch is captive too.

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    The Marlin is a fast kayak, despite being a handy size at 4.65m, I used mine in the Eddystone race one year and kept up with the sea doubles on the downwind leg for about 6 miles. It is a very capable kayak with a massive amount of stowage space. The nlargement of the cockpit hatch for small gear and to facilitate the easy fitment of a Sonar/GPS unit just makes her even more desireable. We can do funky colours if you want them!

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    Thanks.
     
  2. Baramundi Bob

    Baramundi Bob Super Leeds United !!!

    Looks beautiful

    http://www.whitbyseaanglers.co.uk/category/kayak-fishing/
     

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