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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:05 pm 
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Getting ready to pull the trigger on a PA 14. I was originally thinking about a $15K bass boat but I'm not very handy with motors and have small lakes with motor size restrictions... So decided to just go with the best yak on the market. Since I'm "saving" 10 grand, I figured to go all out on outfitting my new toy.

I already have a fish finder, and have all the emergency essentials along with safety equipment. What should I consider purchasing?

I will mostly be fishing Freshwater with a bit of fishing Sea of Cortez and Pacific Coast.

Thanks in advance, I'm looking forward to being a part of this community.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:01 am 
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Suggest listing "all of the equipment you already have".

GPS?
Marine Radio?
Anchor?
30' tow line?
Visicarbon Pro safety flag and light?
Tools to work on the Mirage Drive if needed?
Bilge hand pump?
Leash for the paddle and Mirage Drive?

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:31 am 
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AZ_BO wrote:
Getting ready to pull the trigger on a PA 14. I was originally thinking about a $15K bass boat but I'm not very handy with motors and have small lakes with motor size restrictions... So decided to just go with the best yak on the market. Since I'm "saving" 10 grand, I figured to go all out on outfitting my new toy.

I already have a fish finder, and have all the emergency essentials along with safety equipment. What should I consider purchasing?

I will mostly be fishing Freshwater with a bit of fishing Sea of Cortez and Pacific Coast.

Thanks in advance, I'm looking forward to being a part of this community.


Here's a general list, and I've included the H-crate and Livewell XL depending on the setting you're fishing in:

Part No. | Description
*S6779(XX) Inflatable PFD
71709001 Rectangular bucket
72020111 Large fish bag/soft cooler
72230L Large Vented View bag dry bag
80043001 Trax 2-30 cart
72020072 Hobie Livewell XL
84500114 Adjustable H-Bar
72020088 H-Crate
84620101 H-Rail RAM Ball 1"
72023053 RAM Lowrance Base 1"
84623001 H-Rail Tackle Bin
72020098 H-Rail Rod Holder
72020014 Rod Holder Extension x 2
72026214 Visibility Kit II
84620202 H-Rail MiniPort (for mounting Vis Kit II)
72020032 Bilg Hand Pump
72020070 Lowrance Ready Fish Finder Install Kit
72020252 Deck Pad Kit, PA 14, Grey/Charcoal
5121 Hobie Multi Lube
70050001 Hobie Boat Cleaner
70060001 Hobie UV protectant

*XX denotes color; for example a red/gray=S6779RG, mango=S6779MG, tan/grat=S6779TG

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:15 pm 
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For going offshore I would pass on the inflatable PFD and get one that has both a pocket for a VHF-FM marine radio with GPS and DSC, and a crotch strap or way to add one. The the "rescue" versions are some of the best in providing features not found on "recreational" PFD's.

A flag for the kayak also helps other boats to see you. One big difference with a kayak is that in a 2-foot swell it becomes invisible much of the time to other boaters.


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