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    Quote Originally Posted by Preble View Post
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    Ascend fs12t. Not the best yak on the market but she gets on the water.
    Nothing wrong with that kayak, I have it's big brother. Like you said it gets you on the water.
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    Some might actually consider 240cm too long -- but I'm ca. 6ft and find it works well with the width of the Ride 135. it weighs 37oz for the 240cm -- cf. Werner Skagit at 34oz for a 220cm. I've had the paddle since 2007, abused it a lot, and it's still in great shape--it's a very robust paddle. BUT if covering distance is important to your style, I'd think a bigger investment in a lighter paddle might be a good idea. Now that I cover water mainly with a Mariner Propel (pedal-power!), I'm less dependent on my paddle (use Ride 135 for shorter distances).

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    Thanks Joel. I love the price. How heavy is this paddle, compared to some others with a slightly higher price range? I have an length adjustable paddle that I have now, but the cam lock is broken. I may need to look into finding a way to get it repaired if the cost isn't so high. I I can get my adjustable paddle repaired, the paddle you suggested sounds like a great back up paddle, and may even be a great paddle anyway. Do you think the 240 cm length is long enough for a 135? Sounds a bit short to me, but I am shorter person than you. I never pay attention to the length of my paddle ( it is marked, but not easy to see now) , but I can see where I've had my adjustment by the wear marks, so I just place it there.
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    Preble, That is a nice boat, I love the PVC set-up! Is that the transducer in the back?

    Dennis, the 240 should be fine for you I fish a paddle that is longer than recommended, it may not be the most efficient length but being longer it will paddle drier, and using flatter strokes doesn't tire my shoulders as bad as digging with a shorter paddle.

    Have you checked on getting your paddle repaired? if you can come up with a way to attach it to the 135 for transport you might be as well off to epoxy the joint where you use it and make a one-piece out of it.

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    Darrell, I've never checked into getting my paddle repaired. It will slip a bit, but have been able to get by with that, no more than I have been paddling it. I really like that paddle. Got it with my yak when new for 1/2 price. I over tightened the cam lock. That was the cause of the crack. I use duck tape on it now, and that holds just fine. I've probably waited too long to get it repaired. I'll have to look up the manufacturer to see if they still make that cam lock. Forgot the brand of that paddle, so I'll have to find it to check on that.
    I haven't paddle my yak in a while, so not sure how it would do my body now with some added arthritis. I normally use a high stroke on my paddle to keep water off me the best I can. The 240cm would most likely work for me.

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    Dennis, the 240 should be fine for you I fish a paddle that is longer than recommended, it may not be the most efficient length but being longer it will paddle drier, and using flatter strokes doesn't tire my shoulders as bad as digging with a shorter paddle.

    Have you checked on getting your paddle repaired? if you can come up with a way to attach it to the 135 for transport you might be as well off to epoxy the joint where you use it and make a one-piece out of it.

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    My first kayak. The PVC arm has been removed, and the transducer is now through hull mounted back behind the battery box.

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    That is a very nice looking boat. Well done. I like the transducer mounted thru hull.

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    Hey im New here and just sitting here with a pen and pencil getting ideas from all of you amazing kayaks. here is a picture of the current kayak i use. i use a small cooler which is not pictured as a bait livewell and it sits between my legs and another small cooler that i use to hold random other stuff and it is usually sitting next to the rod holder. being in a 10' sit in side kayak for fishing is fun. but very cramped lol.

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    my newest ride the native versa board 12.3 long 33 wide and 55 pounds with drop down skeg for better tracking on drifts or with wind gonna keep it simple the way it should be Click image for larger version.

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    Great looking Ride Tim Let us know how she works for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbeam View Post
    Great looking Ride Tim Let us know how she works for you.

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    darrell it is dream of a versa board very light and wide a little slow on the water but at 33 inches wide it should be but very stable for sure

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    I like stable and don't really mind slow I usually try to keep it within a mile or so of where I put in anyhow. Looks like the same seat as my Slayer so I know it will be comfortable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbeam View Post
    I like stable and don't really mind slow I usually try to keep it within a mile or so of where I put in anyhow. Looks like the same seat as my Slayer so I know it will be comfortable.

    Darrell
    ​yes it is very same seat only on a swivel base
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    I would like to give her a try sometime.

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    your more than welcome to try it any time my friend
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