My ‘yak

Greetings Fellow Anglers and Paddlers!

Short on space but really want to own your own kayak? Don’t have a vehicle capable of transporting a kayak on the roof?

I have the answer for you:
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I know… it looks shady, but hear me out.

I purchased one of these last year when I owned a smaller car and really wanted a kayak. This modular ‘yak breaks apart into two easily transportable sections and slides together on a ratchet system. A small amount of water comes in at the seam when you’re out on the lake, but you get no more wet than you would normally. A sit-on-top Kayak is recommended for fishing over a sit-in for mobility, but it also means you get wetter.

I adore this kayak.

Pros:

  • Breaks apart for easy carrying/transporting
  • Fun to paddle and easy to steer
  • Has 2 pre-drilled holes right behind the seat that are perfect for holding extra rods.
  • Paddle park included.
  • Extremely comfortable with a great seat that has lumbar support you can inflate/deflate to your comfort level with one hand, which is important when you’re out for a long time.
  • Plenty of places to hook on paddle leashes, an anchor, dry bags, and other things you don’t want to lose.
  • Molded foot rests at different intervals to fit all heights.
  • Supports up to 350lbs.
  • Fits in the back of my Jeep Renegade Trailhawk when broken down into 2 pieces.

Cons:

  • The stern storage is a weird size that doesn’t fit a milk crate. But there’s ample space between your knees for a small tackle box with your fish grabbers and hook remover.
  • The ratchet system takes a few times to loosen up and become easy to take apart/put together quickly. But, once you have the hang of it you can do it in less than a minute.
  • The kayak is 9’8″ when assembled and with overlap of the sections they break apart into about 5 and a half feet each, so a small car would have trouble unless the trunk/back seats are able to hold them. I’d recommend measuring before purchasing.

This watercraft is highly recommended and has excellent reviews. I purchased mine direct from L.L. Bean but they’re also sold on Amazon for a similar price.

These modular kayaks can also be loaded on a traditional J roof rack for transportation as well:

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Happy ‘Yakking, friends!

 

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