cd storm on trademe

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Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:12 pm

Hi all,

just wondering if a current designs storm would be a good investment at 1000 bucks, and would you be able to softbait from it with a little practice?

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Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:21 pm

No problem at all with being able to softbait from it, to be honest you could softbait from a big piece of driftwood if you wanted :lol:
No reason why you couldn't set up and use as a fishing platform, however I would wait for a reply from Paddlesnap or HLD as these guys know more about SIKs than most of us, unless you have paddled one of these before and know how it rides and are comfortable in it - in which case, go for it :y:
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Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:58 am

Haven't paddled the storm, but having a read up on t'Internet, looks like a reasonable beginners SiK for the price.

Seems to be more suited to the larger paddler, stable and appears to respond to edging well.
For fishing, I'd say no obvious issues (Dayhatch or kneetube would be one mod to consider)

This is based on reading various reviews and fora feedback, again, I have no personal experience with this boat, although if you can pick it up for the $700 reserve I reckon you'd likely be winning.

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Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:09 am

It pays to be little patient on TM, I would pick up an expedition style sea kayak for 90-1500$ if I was buying.
The thing I dont like about storm is the deck design. You might get away with a flush rod holder in the back but you cant have a railblaza or scotty infront at the right place away from paddle strokes.

Day hatch not so important, get your self a deck bag and you will be sweet :y:
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Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:02 pm

The CD Storm is a good fishing kayak.

I got mine about two months ago. I catch cutthroat in the freshwater lake. We also got some lingcod and rockfish out in the bay nearby. Last weekend I ran a class III river in it while looking for wild steelhead. The Storm performs well in many environments and is durable.

As for price - of course how well kept the boat is matters. In general I would avoid paying over 850 US Dollars for one around my neck of the woods for a used model.

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