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    Quote Originally Posted by Crotalus View Post
    Does that price include the motor? If not, there is absolutely no justification for the price.

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    I know right? That price is insane. For that price it should come with a flux capacitor and a battery capable of providing 1.21 Giga Watts.
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    with the skyrocketing price of brand new center console boats, there is definitly a market for this type of hybrid skiff.

    i tend to think of this as a motorboat, with the boat being made of plastic - rather than a kayak with a trolling motor.
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    If it weren't for the price.....I would probably get one.

    Kayaking for me is about having fun and I think a 6hp motor on the back of a 14' paddle board would be a blast!
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    i'd just get a waverunner instead of a skiff thing. van staal coming out with a "small" back bay waterproof reel

    what do you think of bonefide's new yak?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeepdawg View Post
    If it weren't for the price.....I would probably get one.

    Kayaking for me is about having fun and I think a 6hp motor on the back of a 14' paddle board would be a blast!
    I find them very interesting and would definitely be a blast to motor around on. I just don't get the price tag on the bote. Very similar design to the soloskiff (bordering on straight rip off), but twice the price. And to be honest, it looks a little cheaper. The bote looks more like a paddleboard whereas the solo looks more like a skiff (duh). You'd think the solo would be more expensive just looking at them.

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    I have been kayak fishing for about 12 years now.
    My primary fishing is Streams/rivers in the foothills and mountains of MD, VA, and WV,, I also hit local ponds, tidal rivers, and lakes. I have ventured into the Bay a few times.
    My mountain river fishing is typically and overnight, primitive camping riverside.
    I quickly transitioned from SINK, to SOT kayaks early on. a 10' Redfish, 2 Tarpon 120's. I quickly became frustrated with these boats, while they handled the mountain rivers just fine, the lack of a rear hatch to store all my gear inside was frustrating. I looked at ways to add a rear hatch, but it was not feasible. I had disposable income and was on the hunt to spend the cash, but refused to spend it on a half A$$ed solution.
    It would have been ZERO problem for the manufactures to add a medium sized hatch when designing the mold, but they did not. I was so frustrated that I spent many phone calls till I got the right person from R&D and inquired why no rear hatch, and if future model would include. Nope, they had no idea why a rear hatch would be needed. These are short boats, flat bottom boats, ideal for the class 1-2 rivers I ran. Plus these where not cheap box store boats in their day.
    These boats came from large corporations that I am sure are somewhat disconnected with the end user.
    Then Jackson came out with the Coosa, a boat designed by a river fisherman for river fishing, manufactured by a family business owned by a kayaker and fisherman.
    I say all that to say this:
    I see these boats coming out for big $$ that are not well thought out at all.
    The above Feel Free boat has a deep keel and looks like a Tri-hull,, so it is not going to be used in mountain rivers. But it is only ~12 long? If I was buying a boat for open water it would be 14-16.
    With the front well you just deleted all internal storage for all but small items.
    I am just not seeing what market they were going after with this boat,, or if the designers spent much (if any) time on the water fishing. What I am looking at is another very expensive boat that lacks design by experienced kayak fishermen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jet View Post
    i'd just get a waverunner instead of a skiff thing. van staal coming out with a "small" back bay waterproof reel

    what do you think of bonefide's new yak?
    Don't see anything special about the Bonefide kayak, but then again I only watched on short video and didn't dig into the details. Those Van Staals look really sweet though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jet View Post
    i'd just get a waverunner instead of a skiff thing. van staal coming out with a "small" back bay waterproof reel

    what do you think of bonefide's new yak?
    I don't see anything on Bonefide's website except "check back later". What am I missing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeepdawg View Post
    I don't see anything on Bonefide's website except "check back later". What am I missing?
    https://www.reddit.com/r/kayakfishin...T9&sh=329131d4
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    Quote Originally Posted by bignose View Post
    What has kayaking evolved too?
    Are cabins next?
    T-tops and outriggers.
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