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2018 AOTY/DOTY Entry

Topic: Santa Cruz Kayaks - Raptor G2 (video)  (Read 1313 times)

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chaeki

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Was hanging out this evening and saw this old man just jump into the water with a G2...



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Looks like a sweet ride  :smt007
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  I know that guy !   See him all the time...  LOL

        Anybody notice the drive unit was installed while  carting it to the dock ?      I'm thinking it should be able to launch from the beach with the drive unit installed.   Maybe, with a little care to prevent sand from getting into the mechanism. 

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  I know that guy !   See him all the time...  LOL

        Anybody notice the drive unit was installed while  carting it to the dock ?      I'm thinking it should be able to launch from the beach with the drive unit installed.   Maybe, with a little care to prevent sand from getting into the mechanism.
I cart my yaks to water edge with drive installed and fins pinned back then pull cart and lift front and drag a few feet to float. Works perfect. For landings I pull the drive. Too much chance of sand and rock strikes.
Charles


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It seems that that cart would work with most kayaks, how much are they?
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It seems that that cart would work with most kayaks, how much are they?
Without the wheelbarrow-type spread handles, I think a regular yak would be wobbling all over the place. Slick as heck with the Raptor, though, isn't it?
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Shit hot Jim.  I wanna fish in one to be sure .



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Was hanging out this evening and saw this old man just jump into the water with a G2...



kirby park?  sweet!


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  I know that guy !   See him all the time...  LOL

        Anybody notice the drive unit was installed while  carting it to the dock ?      I'm thinking it should be able to launch from the beach with the drive unit installed.   Maybe, with a little care to prevent sand from getting into the mechanism.
I cart my yaks to water edge with drive installed and fins pinned back then pull cart and lift front and drag a few feet to float. Works perfect. For landings I pull the drive. Too much chance of sand and rock strikes.
  Have you ever had any problem with sand,etc during the launch?    I'd guess the water would rinse any sand out.
Sometimes the fish isn't the only prize.
2nd place  Simply Fishing 2013
    Owner / Designer  Raptor kayaks. and the new soon to be released  " G2 "





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Shit hot Jim.  I wanna fish in one to be sure .
    Shelter Cove !  :smt006
Sometimes the fish isn't the only prize.
2nd place  Simply Fishing 2013
    Owner / Designer  Raptor kayaks. and the new soon to be released  " G2 "





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I need to see vid of a 235 lb fatty like me on this badass ride.


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  I know that guy !   See him all the time...  LOL

        Anybody notice the drive unit was installed while  carting it to the dock ?      I'm thinking it should be able to launch from the beach with the drive unit installed.   Maybe, with a little care to prevent sand from getting into the mechanism.
I cart my yaks to water edge with drive installed and fins pinned back then pull cart and lift front and drag a few feet to float. Works perfect. For landings I pull the drive. Too much chance of sand and rock strikes.
  Have you ever had any problem with sand,etc during the launch?    I'd guess the water would rinse any sand out.
No trouble during the launch. I keep the bow raised till the pinned back fins have a few inches of clearance then jump in, paddle deep enough to clear the fins at full stroke, then start pedaling.
Charles


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Man, wish I had that much rear storage area in my Hobies.  Looking good. 
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Looks awesome!!! Great job Jim!



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