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Neil1203
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Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:36 pm

Hi all,

I have never been on a kayak, so I am looking forward to starting this awesome sport. I have spent a lot of time going through the posts on this forum and finding it very helpful, thank you all for that.
I will hopefully find a fishing club to join so I can learn how to do things out on the water.
I am currently looking for a new or used kayak, Could anyone please tell me what would be the max paddler weight for a profish 400 ? I have seen that the max capacity is 175 kg but I would like to know what you guys would say the max paddler weight is.
thank you all for an awesome site.

cheers,
Neil.

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Marc N
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Kayak Make: FishMaster
Kayak Model: Angler 14
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Location: Birkenhead Auckland NZ

Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:22 pm

G'day and welcome to the board. I dunno about , the profish 400, but if you're 105Kg or less, I may have a good set up for you.

I have found that my 115 kg is a little too much for my current 'yak, so I'm thinking of moving to a larger one like a Predator PDL, so I'd need to sell this one.

Let me know if this is of interest to you.
Yu Co
Fishmaster Angler 14 'yak
Fishing for every thing from Trout to Kingfish
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Neil1203
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Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:09 pm

Hi MarkN,

Thank you for the welcome. I am 115 kg myself so unfortunately this will not work for me.
I am considering the Fishmaster angler 14 ft as an option as I see their load capacity is 250 kg.
and some of the Ocean Kayaks are at the 200 kg load capacity, just not sure which way to go.

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Marc N
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Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:43 pm

Neil1203 wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:09 pm
am considering the Fishmaster angler 14 ft as an option as I see their load capacity is 250 kg.
I was looking at these this week, I like them and they have a lot included with the boat. for the price I'd get one.

The predator pdl is more expensive but can take a week's camping and gear etc.
Yu Co
Fishmaster Angler 14 'yak
Fishing for every thing from Trout to Kingfish
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Neil1203
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Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:24 am

Thank you for the advise, how has the elite 4 been for you ?

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Marc N
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Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:26 pm

Excellent boat, but because it's bit small for my weight, I end up with a cockpit half full of water, in choppy conditions.

I can still fish quite happily, but there's a point where sitting in 6 inches of water become tedious. I've tried bungs in the scuppers etc, but the reality is that I am 10Kg too heavy for it. So on a calm day, no worries, I've had a lot of good fish and it's comfortable.

In terms of the quality and included gear etc, I am very happy, having a rudder, anchor trolley etc etc, already fitted is a great help to the beginner.
Yu Co
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Fishing for every thing from Trout to Kingfish
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Neil1203
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Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:17 pm

Thanks Marc, I will keep that in mind when making a decision.

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Marc N
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Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:40 am

3rd time lucky, trying to post this :)

I just got a 14ft Angler and unwrapped it, so cupla weeks installing fish finder etc.

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Yu Co
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Neil1203
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Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:41 pm

Hi Marc,

Congratulations on the new yak, I will let you know as soon as I have got mine and then hopefully we could go for a fish ?

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Marc N
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Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:58 pm

Sure, give me a couple of weeks to do all the setting up and I'm game :)
Yu Co
Fishmaster Angler 14 'yak
Fishing for every thing from Trout to Kingfish
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AndrewRawlingson
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Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:00 am

Nice :y:

Don't drill any holes until you are absolutely sure!

dedant
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Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:57 pm

North Shore Kayak Fishing Club has members from all over Auckland ( and beyond) regular club fishing trips, monthly meetings and meets at the Torbay Sailing Club every last Wednesday of the month. Welcome to come along. Facebook group too. ( answer the three questions if you’re joining though :D )
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Glass is Class.. dedant

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