So, who's getting the new plastic Stealth when they come out?

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kingiFiddler
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Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:04 am

Anyone know how they will compare on price and features to incumbent plastic fantastics already available here?

HookiT
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Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:03 am

So I shall be first. Not I . More than happy with my plastic, Viking Reload. 'Speed' is not my thing but fishing is. Reload coupled up with my Bixpy is all I need, great combination. :D

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AndrewRawlingson
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Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:21 am

What happened to the Viking Reload in carbon?

kingiFiddler
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Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:35 am

There's a company in USA called Arevo that is able to 3D print carbon fibre reinforced thermo plastic objects like road racing bikes. It's phenomenal how they can orientate fibres for various loads, all with a 3D printer.

Maybe they'll increase the size capacity of their printers in the future to be able to print custom fishing kayaks.

HookiT
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Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:23 pm

AndrewRawlingson wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:21 am
What happened to the Viking Reload in carbon?
Would imagine a few have been sold, Andrew, cost would be the deciding factor, for most. We are only going fishing after all.
For my money,
ease of travel with stability, rod / gear holding capacity along with a place to store my catch when on the water then i am good to go.

peteatkina
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Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:12 pm

Yes! Waiting for a trial (nov) before ordering tho. Want to get my head around the practicalities of using in hull storage, and stability when in the poo relative to my 400.

peteatkina
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Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:14 pm

Yes! Waiting for a trial (nov) before ordering tho. Want to get my head around the practicalities of using in hull storage, and stability when in the poo relative to my 400.

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B0ydie
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Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:43 pm

I moved to the stealth from the 400 the best thing I ever did especially when the wind picks up everything gets packed inside it and you can paddle back in a 15-20 knot head wind with very little dramas. I have the fisha 460 not quite as stable as a 400 or reload but in saying that I haven't tipped out yet and haven't felt even close on tipping. Live bait well standard feature. I launch off Rocky areas frequently and bottom looks mint people that say damaging the fiberglass is an issue have no idea what they are talking about

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