New kayaks!!

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New kayaks!!

Postby Good351 » Fri May 25, 2018 2:53 pm

Hello everyone!
Totally new to the kayak world..we just picked up a couple Tarpon 100's from the outdoor shop I work at part time.

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For my first question...What does everyone like for pfd's? I'm thinking something minimalist to not interfere with paddling and fishing.

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Re: New kayaks!!

Postby NormanD » Sat May 26, 2018 9:05 am

Congrats on the new kayaks. With high back seats, I would recommend an Astral V-Eight. It has a high back that works well for me with the seat back on my Hobie Outback

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Re: New kayaks!!

Postby Sore Thumb » Sun May 27, 2018 12:48 pm

Is an inflatable jacket allowed where you are? No back on most, just a couple of straps.

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Re: New kayaks!!

Postby Big-Bass » Mon May 28, 2018 6:20 pm

Great looking kayaks! I have a Tarpon 100 that I haven't had out of the water yet to compliment my Old Town Predator MX. Best wishes on the water!

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Re: New kayaks!!

Postby NormanD » Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:42 am

Yes, and while I have considered using an inflatable because of comfort I haven't gotten around to trying one. Certainly a viable option and the best PFD is the one that you will actually use.

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Re: New kayaks!!

Postby Good351 » Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:37 am

Thanks for the replies everyone!
I've been looking around and I think I'm leaning towards the NRS Ninja for it's compact size. For now we are rocking the standard orange boat vest.

I did pick up a couple of rod holders from RailBlaza:
https://www.railblaza.com/blog/railblaz ... gear-trac/

Got them installed and will test this weekend :)


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