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Topic: My new Thresher 140  (Read 1455 times)

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I've been wanting something more ocean worthy to use in place of my Tarpon 120. The Tarpon has been a great kayak but it leaves me feeling unstable when the washing machine turns on. I will keep the Tarpon for my fresh water adventures. I tested some kayaks and chose the Thresher 140. It is so stable, I love it. Now I get to have the fun of rigging up another kayak. I expect to use this mostly in the ocean. I'd like to put in two flush mount Rod holders and a round hatch behind the seat. Even though I won't use an anchor in the ocean, I'll add the hardware for a QRAS. I'm going to put the FF head unit on the slide trax and the rest of it in the OS Pod. I haven't decided what I want to do in the rear well. I think I'm going to skip on the crate or at least use a smaller one. The oversize crate I use doesn't leave much room in the rear for fish. I'd love to hear how anyone has rigged their Thresher.
http://www.norcalkayakanglers.com/index.php?topic=42846.msg470404#msg470404

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Wow. That's nice looking kayak right there.
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awrsome pickup!  you will soon find that it will have way more storage than you know what to do with.   the flush mount rod holders sound like a great idea.  and not really much modification is needed. 

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That is a good looking yak, I love that color!


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Congrats on your new ride Ken.

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Congrats Ken! That's a nice Kayak! I'm looking at that one to possibly add to my fleet in the future. Looks like a definite ocean worthy kayak!
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Nice boat, Ken.  Go get it bloody!
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I too went from a Tarpon 120 to the Thresher 140 and I love it.

I use a normal sized milkcrate with 3 rod holders that is ample for what I take with me. I added an anchor trolley on the right side that I only use in rivers. I also added 4 flush mount rod holders (2 on each side).

On the front hatch I added a pad for my dog to sit/sleep on.

The one thing I would recommend is adding the rudder. The Thresher catches a lot of wind and can be difficult at times in currents. I am adding one this weekend.
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I too went from a Tarpon 120 to the Thresher 140 and I love it.

I use a normal sized milkcrate with 3 rod holders that is ample for what I take with me. I added an anchor trolley on the right side that I only use in rivers. I also added 4 flush mount rod holders (2 on each side).

On the front hatch I added a pad for my dog to sit/sleep on.

The one thing I would recommend is adding the rudder. The Thresher catches a lot of wind and can be difficult at times in currents. I am adding one this weekend.
Mine comes with a rudder. I wouldn't kayak without one. It's laying in the tank well in the photo.  Are you worried the 4 rod holders will weaken that surface?
http://www.norcalkayakanglers.com/index.php?topic=42846.msg470404#msg470404

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