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2018 AOTY/DOTY Entry

Topic: anybody fishing a Compass yet?  (Read 1385 times)

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GrumpyBass

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id plan on getting it with the 180 drive and adding the rectangle hatch. All other mods I could build myself, Im new to kayaks but cutting, drilling, tapping, screwing, precision work is what I do. Im pretty inventive and handy. I guess I mostly like that it has a revo nose for cutting water rather than slapping it. Otherwise Id probably just get an outback. I just would like an opinion of how much improvement the revo nose adds to an outback body. I'll eventually have to demo them, but until then all I can to is research.

Any reason your not considering other manufactures?




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I'm not lost. I'm looking for fish.


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I forgot to mention the Compass comes with a smaller rudder and is less manuverable compared to other models that can take an upgraded large sailing rudder.

Rudder can't be upgraded at all??? just made my decision!
I'm sure a solution will be worked out eventually for a larger rudder.  I would bet berleypro would get a better rudder if it becomes a popular boat.  After all he did it with the Native models.  Although then it becomes almost as expensive as an outback.


Crotalus

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id plan on getting it with the 180 drive and adding the rectangle hatch. All other mods I could build myself, Im new to kayaks but cutting, drilling, tapping, screwing, precision work is what I do. Im pretty inventive and handy. I guess I mostly like that it has a revo nose for cutting water rather than slapping it. Otherwise Id probably just get an outback. I just would like an opinion of how much improvement the revo nose adds to an outback body. I'll eventually have to demo them, but until then all I can to is research.

Any reason your not considering other manufactures?

I would definately lean towards other manufactures, but I'm pretty positive I want the mirage drive over the other pedal options out there.


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GrumpyBass

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id plan on getting it with the 180 drive and adding the rectangle hatch. All other mods I could build myself, Im new to kayaks but cutting, drilling, tapping, screwing, precision work is what I do. Im pretty inventive and handy. I guess I mostly like that it has a revo nose for cutting water rather than slapping it. Otherwise Id probably just get an outback. I just would like an opinion of how much improvement the revo nose adds to an outback body. I'll eventually have to demo them, but until then all I can to is research.

Any reason your not considering other manufactures?

I would definately lean towards other manufactures, but I'm pretty positive I want the mirage drive over the other pedal options out there.


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That’s what I thought until I had one. Definitely try both first. I now have the radar 115 and wouldn’t go back.


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« Last Edit: January 27, 2018, 10:46:34 AM by GrumpyBass »
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Schills206

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I'm considering purchasing a compass as a second kayak for family/friends.  I'm curious if anyone has tested it in the ocean yet?  I noticed the seat sits up higher on the deck and you're much further out of the water than the Outback.  Seems a bit tippy to me.  However, it is wider and that would help stability.  I like the >$2k price tag but paying the extra $600 is probably in my better interest consider what you give up over the Outback.


 

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