From: Saanich, British Columbia
Joined: Nov 26, 2013
Thread - Kayak Prawning
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Well, I certainly had some sore arms.
I came within an ace of buying a used Hobie Pro-Angler 14 precisely because of the stability, but in the end I decided on the Revolution 13. I had some early misgivings, but now I'm pretty satisfied with the choice.
The extra room and stability of the Pro-Angler is great, but that comes with a cost--and I'm not just talking dollars, though there is a considerable difference in price. Among other things, the Pro-Angler is quite a bit heavier, so it would be harder to load and unload. And even getting the lighter Revolution from the car to the water can be a real pain in some spots where you have to deal with varying terrain--like humping it over and around logs, rocks, and dragging it through soft sand. And the Revolution is faster--something that has already come in handy when I had to beat it back to shore when some unexpected nasty weather blew in. Of course there are options between the Pro-Angler and the Revolution.
Anyway, I hope I catch a fish or two from the kayak. And hopefully I'll be able to catch up with you for some beach fishing again this year.