Prowler 13 advise please

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Nautical
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Prowler 13 advise please

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I have decided to take up fishing from a kayak mostly in the Solent from the Gosport beaches. The Prowler 13 looks very good but I was not sure if a 15' kayak would be more suitable for the Solent. Please advise.



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I have a Prowler 13 and I use it all over the place including the Solent the 15 will track a little better than the 13 and you have a bit more room, but don't forget the weigh a lot more and handling on your own may not be so good. hope this helps if not get back to me

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Post by JimKayak »

The prowler for me wasnt the best choice, sure its very popular but its also heavy, has in my opinion too much space for clutter.

WHY anglers take 3-4 rods with them is beyond me...its more to get wet!

I have a Tarpon 120, now kitted as an Angler, 12 feet long, light enough to LIFT on car roof unaided, 2 holders, scotty, and I take just what I konw I'll use....

Some people take enough kit with them to have an angling jumble sale..
Hmmm maybe they are...didnt think of that

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Post by Nautical »

Many thanks for replies, both extremly useful.

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Post by Yakdiver »

prowler 13 - 24.5 Kg
tarpon 120 - 32.Kg
funny I thought lower was lighter, maybe I'm wrong

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Post by JimKayak »

yeah, i was reffering to the 15...

Still a tarpon for me though, in fact i bought another today

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Post by phatboy »

how many yaks u got now jim? lol

if ever you fancy seeling 1 of em let me know im looking for a 2nd hand tarpon 100/120 for the daughter ;)

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Post by ballthebuilder »

Don't know much about kayaks mate but saw this on another forum, local to you as well.

http://www.flyforums.co.uk/member-class ... -13-a.html

Cheers Dave

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Post by JimKayak »

i was getting a new tarpon, but then the Mrs shattered that idea

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