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2018 AOTY/DOTY Entry

Topic: My first kayak: Titan 10.5 vs PA12  (Read 455 times)

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freelancer27

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Hi all,

with the tax return money I am planning to buy my first fishing kayak. I have test driven the PA 12 and the Outback so far and I am leaning more towards the PA12 since it was far more stable for me (the Outback also felt a bit cheap, it felt like it was bending when I paddled it hard, also in the end it is 'just' 20 pounds heavier than the PA12). I would like to test drive the Titan 10.5 but I am not sure if there is a dealer in my area (Marin County, CA) where this would be possible.

I am 6'3. 210 pounds and I love to sight fish. I would be using the kayak 60% on lakes and 40% inshore. I need to carry the kayak on my Honda Civic (Thule 480 R roof rack + going to buy something like a Rhino Rack T-Load Hitch Mount). I have to store the kayak outside.

Per outing I would like to carry a minimum of 6 rods with me and a couple of tackle boxes. Standing is important to me since I want to be able to pitch and flip.

Anybody that had to make the same decision between these options. What are the cons and pros in your opinion?

Thanks.

Cheers,
Seb.


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Try Claveys in Petaluma. I believe they deal with Native brand kayaks. I am not 100% but you could call them.


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Not close to you but Headwaters Kayak in Lodi is a Native dealer.  I have the 13.5 and I don't think I can flip it if I try.

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West marine in Sausalito has native.  Did you check them out?
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West Marine won't carry the Titan that I know of.

I have a demo available for you if you're ever in the tri-valley area.  I used it last weekend and crabfest and its a lot of fun.  I would say it might be slightly slower than the PA12 but I don't think it would be much. I cruised right at 4mph over the weekend.


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Not close to you but Headwaters Kayak in Lodi is a Native dealer.  I have the 13.5 and I don't think I can flip it if I try.

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Try Claveys in Petaluma. I believe they deal with Native brand kayaks. I am not 100% but you could call them.


Thanks all. I will check those places out. Would be awesome to test the PA12 and the Titan side by side. Otherwise I would have to rely on subjective memories that can always be a bit missleading

West Marine won't carry the Titan that I know of.

I have a demo available for you if you're ever in the tri-valley area.  I used it last weekend and crabfest and its a lot of fun.  I would say it might be slightly slower than the PA12 but I don't think it would be much. I cruised right at 4mph over the weekend.


 

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