Feelfree lure 10

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loxley
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Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:35 am

Any one have any experience with the Feelfree lure 10?

Like the idea of the raised seat and keeping my arse out of the winter water, use a Toyota Hiace to transport to and from spots so the length is important as it fits inside.

Don't paddle far, fish the East Coast Bays reefs close in so not worried about speed, stability is my main concern, I'm not a fair weather fisherman and don't mind swell and chop.

dedant
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Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:24 pm

I have not had any experience with that boat, but , 3.0m seems very short to me for an open water kayak, there is a slightly longer version, could be more suited. (I know of one guy that transported a cobra marauder in a long wheel base hiace, with the doors tied together,) don’t be worried about going longer, the better sea keeping and lesser paddling effort make it more than a worthwhile compromise with ease of transport.
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piwikiwi
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Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:03 am

I've always fitted a 4m kayak in my Van's Hiace and now Nissan NV350. Fold passenger seat down and it slides in nicely.

loxley
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Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:19 am

Using a 2.7 sit on that I've had for 15 years, works fine for the short distance trips that I do, my trips won't be more than a couple of k's at the most so shorties work for me, just want more comfort.

DocProfit
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Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:28 pm

Reload fits like a glove for my van 8)
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loxley
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Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:28 pm

Perfect fit

DocProfit
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Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:01 am

I stick it in rudder 1st right up to the windscreen now so it doesn't hang out as far.

You are actually allowed 4m of overhang past the rear axle by law - which is pretty much the whole kayak.

Anyway, I find this system much easier that racks - zero lifting, just slide her in and out.

dedant
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Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:23 pm

DocProfit wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:01 am
I stick it in rudder 1st right up to the windscreen now so it doesn't hang out as far.

You are actually allowed 4m of overhang past the rear axle by law - which is pretty much the whole kayak.

Anyway, I find this system much easier that racks - zero lifting, just slide her in and out.
With hindsight , I think my mate with the Cobra had long wheelbase high roof VW or Merc of some sort, it was a big sucker.
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