Tuesday, March 24, 2015

New Kayak for Fynn

Last summer our canoe didn't see the water one time, which was really a shame as it is a fantastic canoe, an Old Town Saranac 146 Angler. I was on the water a lot, and often with the boys, but always in kayak. So a few weeks back I sold the canoe, and this past weekend put those funds into a new kayak for Fynn! Well a used kayak in like new condition, but perfect for our needs just the same!     Also new is a 190 cm Carlisle Paddle, the perfect size for Fynn!   A proper sized paddle should make a world of difference for him this summer!  

The kayak, an Ocean Kayak Tetra 10 Angler is a perfect kayak for a small/medium person.   It is light at just 50 pounds, and has a weight capacity of 250 pounds, perfect for Fynn and eventually Rowan as they grow older.    

There are 2 flush mounted rod holders, a mod-pod in the center and a storage hatch in the front.    Also there is a recessed storage area in the back perfect for a milk crate or even the YakAttack BlackPac.   While Fynn won't need to make use of all this kayak offers today, he'll certianly be able to grow into it. Perhaps we will be able to pack it up and use it on a camping trip eventually!

I picked up the kayak while on a trip to Fredericton to promote the sport of kayak fishing at the Reel Paddling Film Festival.   It was my first time to this event, and I have to say it was pretty awesome.  Films about canoeing, kayaking, and even kayak fishing were shown which really got peoples excitement up for the Spring.   

Here is my display at the festival.   It was a great practice run before the NB Sportsman Show this coming weekend where I'll be set up to show off the new Predator XL and the NEXT, both from Old Town!

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