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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:32 pm
flipback1976


Posts: 362
Location: Union City CA.

Sup all,
So I bought me a kayak yesterday. Been wanting one for awhile and found a pretty good deal on craigslist so I pulled the trigger and bought it. Here are a couple pics. I havent added any upgrades just yet but will over the weekend.
Later
Flip....



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:41 pm
c00perfish


Posts: 99
Location: United States

Nice lookin 'yak! I'm thinking about getting one real soon to fish in the bays/delta. Don't think I'll be shark fishing from it though, lol.
-D
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:57 pm
IRPescador


Posts: 697
Location: Vallejo, CA

Nice!!! Congrats Flip
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:17 pm
igorkl


Posts: 133
Location: SF

congratulations, right on time for rockfishing season Smile

I'm still waiting for call from West Marine that my kayak arrived.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:58 pm
Mahigeer


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Nice kayak, I hope you catch a lot of fish with it.


The way that the piers are producing skunks, it seems a better way to catch fish.


Just be carful out there and don't take any unnecessary risks.

Best wishes.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:11 pm
Jay K


Posts: 12

Looks like a Tarpon - you'll love the slidetrax accessories; I've got the small 10' one.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:18 pm
gn3hzeku1


Posts: 156

how much was it?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:48 pm
Sin_Coast


Posts: 1842
Location: Marina, CA

Welcomes you, the Dark side does....
It's funny how "going to the dark side" progresses: from shore to yak, then from paddle to pedal yak, then from a kayak to a boat, then from a boat back to shore fishing LOL.

I've got a T140 and I love it. Her name is the Paddy Wagon (-: I've gone through like 10 yaks including 4 during the time I've owned Paddy, and I keep coming back to her. I recently had to downsize to 1 yak and the choice was a no-brainer which one to keep.
Hope you get to break yours in soon! Drilling holes is fun but those slide trax are great...I've got a bunch of different attachments I've made from cutting board for rod holders, downriggers, etc.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:27 pm
slowriprun


Posts: 1402
Location: vallejo

My brotha flip,

It's all about to get crazy. The dark side is a place where ya fight a fish from your ..., while trying not to let your engine (paddle) go swimming. It's a place where the hunted run straight at ya, then, under ya. Then, as ya get it all straightened out, it turns and runs back under ya again. Finally, after being unable to prevent the sleigh rides because ya ain't got a lot of leverage while sliding over to the top of water, ya get it to the side of your dark craft. Now, ya got to lean over and lip your prey. Man, the first few are so fun; you're gonna love it dude. Congrats.

Oh, and by the pics, it looks like you already have a first mate. Right on Dad. No fishing carts for her. lol.
Let's fish.



c00perfish wrote:
Nice lookin 'yak! I'm thinking about getting one real soon to fish in the bays/delta. Don't think I'll be shark fishing from it though, lol.

Naw, naw; shark fishing from it; yea, yea.
-D

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:21 am
red fish


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Location: Berkeley Pier

LUUUUUUUKKKEEEE... uhhh Flip... NOOOOOO...seek the light....uhhh pier.... shun the darkness! -Some of them, I am ashamed to say, were Jedi.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:02 pm
seabass_seeker


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Location: Clovis

Hey nice purchase man, that's a sleek ride you got there. Welcome to the dark side my brotha, I feel it soon, once the water warms up you will join the dude feet club too. Before fishing it, make sure you practice on the water. Learning how to self-rescue is golden, oh and please have someone film you the first time you surf launch and land Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:10 pm
Sofa King


Posts: 1707
Location: Danville Ca.

Savin my nickles.
Can't hardly wait to get mine.
Let us know how well it works.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:41 pm
illcatchanything2


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COngrats on the purchase. Never had a yak, but have had many boats from a 17' Dorset to a 33' Carver....

Make sure you get all of the safety items.

At the min:

PFD
Radio
Lights
GPS
Horn (small handheld air horn)
Flares/flare gun are also a good idea

Also, take her out on a lake the first few times and use the buddy system when you make the transition to the salt. Some people tell me its overkill to get flares etc for a yak, but I say better to have em & not need em then to need em & not have em. We want you to post lots of reports, not become a report yourself Smile

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 1:25 am
surfsamurai


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Location: Surf and Rocks in Pacific Coast

Sin_Coast wrote:
Welcomes you, the Dark side does....
It's funny how "going to the dark side" progresses: from shore to yak, then from paddle to pedal yak, then from a kayak to a boat, then from a boat back to shore fishing LOL.


+1.

It doesn't have to be the move to the dark side... I hit the surf and rocks to an occasional yakking with dpshim & SinCoast to a lazy spearing Chris to Capitola and Santa Cruz skiff with Tad to inshore salmons on Nick's Whaler to hitchhiking on Jimmy's blackfin for albie runs to jigging for chovies & macs at the wharfs to PFIC GTG at Berkely Pier then back to the shores through out the years... It's a vicious, yet FUN cycle!

Then again, we haven't seen JedMO here for a looooong time... a fallen JEDI like redfish mentioned... j/k, JEDMO!

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:57 am
flipback1976


Posts: 362
Location: Union City CA.

Thanks all.

My little one loves sitting in it already, got her a vest and will take her out on it when we go camping in a couple weeks.

I took it out yesterday to a local lake to get it a feel for it. Wanted to make sure all the electrics I installed worked and wanted to get comfortable on her before hitting big water. Can stand up in it and move around in it pretty well. Next trip will be self rescue practice.

Got most of the safety gear so far minus the flares.

And I know launching in the surf for the first time will be an adventure.LOL.

Any other info or tip always appreciated.
Later
Flip.....

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