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Topic: Cobra Pro Fisherman - anyone seen it yet?  (Read 4523 times)

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Looks like this is a new model on their site

http://www.cobrakayaks.com/pro_fisherman.html

Anybody seen/touched/paddled it yet?



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looks like an interesting boat. appears they carry it in au/nz after its original failure in the US - maybe they are bringing it back with a redesign?

http://www.akff.net/wiki/index.php?title=Cobra_Pro_Fisherman


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Exactly.  cobra just changed hands so that is likely whats happening.  I have never seen one but i have heard nothing but bad things about the original.


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I like the specs :smt007 Can't wait to test paddle one  :smt045



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I also like the numerical specs but the layout looks bad for my purposes. The hatch behind the seat? The tankwell way behind the hatch behind the seat? I would like to have a yak as light as my navigator with a little more length but putting hatches behind the seat is not appealing. Maybe this picture is not the actual production model?


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hatch behind seat does not access the hull.  the hatch behind the seat is a livewell/storage area.  the one thing i liked about my old marauder was my center hatch. it was very rugged so i could use it as a standing position to fish from. 


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it was very rugged so i could use it as a standing position to fish from. 
I always thought they looked like a great platform to stand on.
How are you compensating for the hook set "issues"?
« Last Edit: May 15, 2009, 11:37:32 PM by hydrospider »


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http://www.norcalkayakanglers.com/index.php/topic,17903.60.html

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Got to finally demo the Pro Fisherman. I'm really impressed with the weight...a lot lighter than a Prowler 13. The yak handles good but my only complain is the hull slap.

My very first yak was a Cobra Explorer...IMO, it was good for the smaller lakes and reservoirs but quickly upgraded to the Cobra Tourer when I started fishing the ocean.
« Last Edit: September 10, 2009, 11:43:18 AM by Mooch »


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I tried the one they rent at HMB kayak.  I believe it's exactly the same model.  The one I tried had a rudder.  It seems very easy to paddle and the length seems to be just fine.  However, I ended up choosing the adventure just because it seems easier for me to peddle.  I don't seem to get tired as fast with the adventure.