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HookEmHorns 03-18-2009 11:16 AM

Freedom Hawk Kayak
 
Hey y'all,

Freedom 14 Kayak

I'm sure that many of you have seen these kayaks, but I wanted to see what everyone thought of them?

Personally, I think that they would work pretty good, to a certain extent... I would think that if the water was somewhat calm, it would be excellent, but in the windier days I would think that it would feel kind of uncomfortable on it... On the video, they look kind of iffy... I don't know what to think of them. So what would you say would be good or bad about it?
I still think that I would like a Hobie kayak better, but that's just personal preference I guess... haha

Thanks y'all,
HookEmHorns

MikeG 03-18-2009 01:56 PM

Re: Freedom Hawk Kayak
 
Looks pretty cool for shallow rivers and lakes.

BigCliff 03-18-2009 02:15 PM

Re: Freedom Hawk Kayak
 
Its a neat idea, but they're pricey and heavy.

HookEmHorns 03-18-2009 04:14 PM

Re: Freedom Hawk Kayak
 
Yeah. I thought that it was a great idea. But you are right, it is pretty heavy. Probably too heavy for me to pick up and put on top of my jeep! haha. That would take some strength and lots of balance.

I was also thinking about a canoe. But I didn't know how sturdy they were and if two could fish well out of them standing up. I don't cast well sitting down at all. As a matter of fact, I don't cast well standing up! lol.

HookEmHorns

dshort 03-19-2009 04:58 PM

Re: Freedom Hawk Kayak
 
With the outriggers removed, 63 lbs isn't too much for one person to load. I think my Wilderness Systems "The Ride" weighs about 60 lbs and I load and unload it by myself all the time. The are pricey though....

If my wallet could handle it, I would definitely get one. I don't mind casting from a seated position but it definitely gets a little tricky when nature calls if you can't stand up.

dmwphoto 03-19-2009 05:05 PM

Re: Freedom Hawk Kayak
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by HookEmHorns (Post 53146)
Yeah. I thought that it was a great idea. But you are right, it is pretty heavy. Probably too heavy for me to pick up and put on top of my jeep! haha. That would take some strength and lots of balance.

I was also thinking about a canoe. But I didn't know how sturdy they were and if two could fish well out of them standing up. I don't cast well sitting down at all. As a matter of fact, I don't cast well standing up! lol.

HookEmHorns

LOL!! I got a big kick out of this. Actually a long 9" rod casts very nicely from a yak

dmwphoto 03-19-2009 05:37 PM

Re: Freedom Hawk Kayak
 
this is what I use

http://dmwphoto.smugmug.com/photos/4...96_bMuD8-L.jpg

dshort 03-19-2009 05:54 PM

Re: Freedom Hawk Kayak
 
Nice boat Dave. Will you be using it for the Shad run on the James this spring? I've never gone after Shad but I'm intrigued and want to give it a try. My Wilderness Systems yak has served me well on the James for smallies...

dmwphoto 03-19-2009 05:57 PM

Re: Freedom Hawk Kayak
 
it is my intention to catch some shad from this yak. I am planning to take a weeks vacation late in April( 20th -24th) and turkey hunt and shad fish. Maybe we can hook up dshort.


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