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    Okay so this from Kayak Buddys with any 2 or 4 stroke weed waker type motor up to 70cc and you have a gas trolling motor that you can put around in all day long. Attachment 20851
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    Kind of defeats the entire purpose of kayak Fishing. Who wants to listen to a weed wacker motor all day plus sucking in exhaust. I'll continue to enjoy the quiet. Even the electric motors have an irritating hum that takes away from the experience.
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    If you take the exhaust and pipe it into the water that would quiet it down. Also the whole thing only weights 18-22 Lbs. Not like a trolling motor setup which could be between 50-75 Lbs. So let's look at it this way, you want to troll for some rock, you need to move along at about 3 mph. That's a lot of paddling. With this it's just drop and go. Another thing to think of, drop in a river,then run up stream and float down. OR drop in the Severn at JG and run up stream or down to the bay. I'm just tossing this out there.
    With that said, I'm saving up for a Wilderness Radar 135 with pedal drive.
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    Sure why not? Guys are running electric motors and some are running gas motors. A few things to consider are 1) counter weight to the motor (balance the boat), 2) you'll need a rudder, 3) if you flip righting the yak in deep water might not be possible. I'm sure there are other issues but guys definitely do it.

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    Hookmeup, if you put the motor on the back you can use foot controls to turn it. Will also handle the "balance" and rudder issues. Plus it would be behind you so less noise. OR you could put it on a mount next to you and turn it from there. Im not promoting anyone's product or site but this guy has it figured out and he sells them, http://www.kayakbuddys.com/small%20leg.html
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    I Have the V2 Torqeedo- It does make an irritating HUM. I use it to get to a distant locations and turn it off and use the mirage drive. I love the quiet of the kayak and gas motors and their fumes and noise, make me get away as far as I can from them on every occasion I am out.
    I would not want to fish with anyone using a gas motor. Bye-Bye fish.

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    Steve. Try it and let us know. Personally I'm with yak67 as far as motor noise having a negative impact on fishing.

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    I'm not spending $200 plus shipping to install this on my yak and then not have anybody fish with me. I mean what if I showed up to a meet and greet and was told that no one would fish with me. I would be crushed, destroyed,even devastated!! Then I would have to join a support group for disenfranchised gas powered yak owners. Where we would have to sit around and talk about the other mean yak owners and how they would not fish with us. We would then talk about our "feelings" and how to cope with the situation next time when the mean pedal/paddle kayaks said hurtful words. Then there's the cost of therapy. Next thing you know gangs are forming and then there's turf wars and kayak bombing and kayak Drive-bys. And all because I purchased a gas trolling motor. No thank you!!
    But seriously I do not see how a gas powered yak would scare away the fish. I mean look at the charter boats for rockfish. Also I said that you could use it to go up river and float back down. Or float down and power back up. They say that at 1/2 to 2/3 throttle pushes you along at 3mph.
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    I am going to need a lot of therapy and medication. I pulled the trigger on a microskiff with a 6 HP outboard that I car top launch. I hope they still let me fish in the bay��

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtyjake237 View Post
    I am going to need a lot of therapy and medication. I pulled the trigger on a microskiff with a 6 HP outboard that I car top launch. I hope they still let me fish in the bay��
    You can hang out with me if they don't. I think that I am quickly becoming the black sheep of the family. Which microskiff did you get??
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