Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Success!

First run of the new kayak was a complete success.  I was able to mount and dismount without incident.  The pedals took some fiddling to find the right distance for my legs but once they were locked in, I was flying.  The speed really is incredible with the fin drive.  Fishing was a breeze.  It’s a stable platform for casting, plenty of room for storing the rod when landing a fish or changing lures out.  I installed a rod holder to the side board and that was very handy.  Did some trolling but apparently I need to try a different lake for lake trout.  The one complaint I have is that the rudder is very touchy.  When peddling hard, you constantly adjust the rudder to keep on track.  I think there’s a way to adjust the sensitivity, so I’ll be looking into that.  Need to finish installing the rest of the gear too.  Have a gps holder and fish finder yet to be installed.  Good times.

Oh, and the fish tally for tonight’s adventure: 1 Bass!  Boojah!

1 comment:

  1. Hee hee. When you say peddling I just imagine you in a peddle boat.

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