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    Quote Originally Posted by biglenr View Post
    I wouldn't have shared it if I did. I DID think about it.
    I all most bought it since it came with a motor.
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    I've enjoyed my Frontier 12 and if you look long enough and act fast enough you can find a good deal. The 360 seat is the bomb. You can swivel to any angle. I beat the daylights out of my battle scarred example and there is never water getting into the hull. I didn't like the plastic seat base (it creaked) so I got a slightly higher powder coated aluminium one that is a bit higher and allows storage under the seat. They handle like a battleship and no fun in a stout headwind but don't be scared to buy a used one, especially if it has rod holders, a decent paddle or an anchor system etc. They have a square stern too and can take a 2 1\2 HB motor. It is almost impossible to tip one. I step into it from shore and can throw a cast net from it (carefully).

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    But the Hobies ARE most pedal boats because they invented it -years ago . I would never buy one of the propeller drive units simply because of the way they only work fully deployed. Hobie's propulsion in shallow water by the flutter kick makes all the difference. The seats are comfy and the room and storage capability of the Pro Angler is second to none. But, being a coastal fisherman, it makes total sense to me, possibly not to others, especially shallow rivers.
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    So, it’s been a long couple months. Thousands of YouTube vids and comparing had led me down to the final two. The decision between the two of them was difficult. Ultimately, I’m weeks away from making the purchase. As long as my demo pans out; here she is.

    Bonafide SS127 Special Edition Fusion

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    Those Bonafide kayaks look, well, bonafide! I've been eyeballing them as well. I'm very satisfied w/ the RIDE 135, it fits my type of fishing really well (shallow marsh, some river creeks) but if I get in the market for another kayak anytime soon the SS127 will be at the top of my considerations. Keep us informed please!
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    Had my demo yesterday morning. We took the Bonefide SS127 out on the lake between raindrops. The water was very choppy due to the winds with some small white caps from time to time. I am very glad the conditions were as they were because I really got a feel for the kayak. All in all, I think I was out for about an hour. The gentlemen from Great Outdoor Provision in Greensboro waited for me at shore and answered all of my questions.

    I first tested it with the seat in the highest position. I liked this position the best. I was absolutely floored at just how stable this boat was; I am about 6’1 235 pounds. I though the boat would be top heavy but it was not. I tested reaching around to the back storage area; I leaned to the right and to the left to simulate landing actions. I was able to stand up and sit back down. (First time doing that is a little hairy hahaha). All in all, was great. The other seat positions are comfortable but it’s all in how you want to be. The seat is comfortable from what I could tell for the limited time I was on the water.

    Due to the wind it was hard to gauge tracking but, the boat moved well under paddle power. I have a pinched nerve in my upper back at the moment and it sends shooting pain into my chest and right arm but all was ok in the kayak. Not perfect but for the condition of myself and the weather this kayak is a beast.

    I did make a purchase. The one I chose is at their sister store and they will get it to me at no charge. I chose the SS127 in the limited edition Fusion like is pictured above.


    After months and months of research and videos and forums; I’m glad it’s over and will tell anyone looking for a kayak to demo the SS127 before you decide.

    Great Outdoor Provision charges $50 to rent for the weekend and if you decide to buy; the charge goes toward your boat. The guys and gals in Greensboro are great to deal with. Now I can safely buy the items on my Amazon kayak fishing wish list hahahahahaha!

    Take care and thanks to all who gave me info and their opinions.
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