Hi from Cambridge area with a with Kayak Dilemma.

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Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:23 pm

Hi all, new to the forum here. I've been kayak fishing for about a year after 55 years of occasional fishing from boats, and loving the kayak with its closer feel to nature. I bought a second hand Viking GT and like everything except it is slow/hard to paddle into a wind or if there is chop/swell. I launched off Papamoa on the weekend into a reasonable sea. Usual slow trip with loss of speed as swell passes under. I am looking to trade up to a reload. has anyone here tried a GT and a Reload? I've read lots of reload reviews and they all talk about speed, i.e. easier to paddle longer trips. Can anyone give me an idea of how much difference I would find between the two? Looking forward to more Papamoa trips though.

Cheers, Laurence.

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Kayak Make: Stealth
Kayak Model: Fisha 555
Location: Auckland

Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:34 am

Hi, if you want speed and ease of paddling have you considered a Stealth, as that is exactly what you will get with those kayaks.

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Kayak Make: Stealth-less
Kayak Model: Pending
VHF Call Sign: ZMU5052
Location: West Auckland

Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:13 pm

Ditto, absolutely the best paddling fishing weapon on the water. I’m looking forward to get my next Stealth, you won’t regret trying one if you can.

Glass is Class.. dedant

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Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:31 pm

Thanks guys. The Stealths look very nice but are a bit beyond my budget at around $3000. I managed to stretch funds and bought a new reload a few days ago. Looking forward to trying it out. I do like the way Viking set up their Profish range.

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