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Old 07-05-2006, 12:01 PM
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Hello all!

Sooooo, I am new around these parts. New to kayaks and saltwater fishing. I am looking to purchase my first boat. I am 6ft, about 230lbs. The choices are perplexing. Where do I start? My budget is 1k.

Been looking at the OK P15 and Drifter. Planning on doing freshwater and lots inshore exclusively for a while. I do not see myself going offshore anytime soon. My wife says we do not have enough life insurance coverage for me to do that

And how the heck do I move this thing around? I drive a Mazda 626 and a Ford Explorer Sport Trac. What is a cheap transportaion option for me where roof racks are concerned?

Thanks in advance, and I hope to be out there fishing with you gals and guys soon.

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Hello all!

Sooooo, I am new around these parts. New to kayaks and saltwater fishing. I am looking to purchase my first boat. I am 6ft, about 230lbs. The choices are perplexing. Where do I start? My budget is 1k.

Been looking at the OK P15 and Drifter. Planning on doing freshwater and lots inshore exclusively for a while. I do not see myself going offshore anytime soon. My wife says we do not have enough life insurance coverage for me to do that

And how the heck do I move this thing around? I drive a Mazda 626 and a Ford Explorer Sport Trac. What is a cheap transportaion option for me where roof racks are concerned?

Thanks in advance, and I hope to be out there fishing with you gals and guys soon.

Javier
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Old 07-05-2006, 12:46 PM
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Just wanted to say "HI" Variable and welcome the KFS forums!!


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Old 07-05-2006, 01:01 PM
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Thanks, Casper!
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Hey Variable!
I am a larger example of the male species myself, and I would suggest looking at a Tarpon 160 before you commit to anything. I personally have a Freedom, a Necky Dolphin and a Perception Bimini. I love the the way my Bimini is set up for fishing but, the Wilderness boats handle the conditions soooo much better.
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Old 07-05-2006, 03:10 PM
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Thanks for the warm welcome all!

Kneedeep, the only reason I did not consider the T160 was weight. I'll be loading this thing on my own, and would like to keep things as light as humanly possible.

Any opinions on the Prowler 13 for a person my size?
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