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 Post subject: Hurricane kayaks
PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 8:11 pm 
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Location: New York, Ft Myers (part time)
I'm looking to get a lighter sot fishing kayak and am wondering whether anyone has comments on the hurricane kayaks, they are lighter than the typical plastic boats since they seem to be a fiberglass material. How do they hold up around the oyster beds, etc?

Are there any other options available in lighter boats. I currently fish from a 10 ft heritage redfish and it's getting tough to lift it myself on top of my crv.

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 Post subject: Re: Hurricane kayaks
PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 8:35 pm 
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I use a Kevlar Canoe.. 14'4" @ 38 pounds.

have a friend with the Hurricane Skimmer and loves it.. they are a thermo-form material.

EddyLine has some lighter weight kayaks, but a 10' redfish can't be very heavy.

I think I recently read that Tarpon 120 ultralight was coming back as a thermo-form plastic.

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 Post subject: Re: Hurricane kayaks
PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 9:23 pm 
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Check out the Eddylines. My wife has a Caribbean 14, and it weighs 50 lbs. I can carry it one handed. Very easy to load/unload from the trailer or car top. It's made of a thermoformed plastic that looks and feels like fiberglass. It carries my fat butt around very nicely, with no water coming in through the scuppers. It paddles like a dream and handles rough water nicely.

I am considering replacing my 75+ lb Tarpon 160 with an Eddyline this winter.

Oh, and if you're interested, we can meet somewhere and you can test it out. I bet you'll buy one.


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 Post subject: Re: Hurricane kayaks
PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 12:49 am 
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Eddyline debuted their new Stratofisher at ICAST. It is super nice, thermoform and around 60 pounds at 13ft 5 inches.

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