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    Interesting, but it doesn't look very different from the solo skiff.
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    It also comes at $3499 and with out a motor. You can get a Hobie PA or even the new Titan for that price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crotalus View Post
    Interesting, but it doesn't look very different from the solo skiff.
    I was thinking the exact same thing. It weighs less than the solo skiff but is literally twice the price. All the stuff you see in the picture with the exception of the motor mount is optional. Neat but actually makes the solo skiff look practical when taking price into account.
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    Yeah to me it's completely pointless. People will probably buy it who have money to burn, or worse, people who don't but think they do. Whatever floats your over priced plastic bote.

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    What has kayaking evolved too?
    Are cabins next?
    One can attribute this to what people are asking their kayaks to do. When you think about it, we are fishing places and loading them with features that original sit insides were never asked to do.

    Still something to be said about light and simple (says the man who's Kayaks are Old Town Canoes).

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    Need to keep in mind these are options, not fundamental changes of all kayaks. I guarantee there are double the options of basic inexpensive kayaks than there were 15 years ago. In addition to that we now have dozens of other options ranging from long and narrow to barges. All these new innovations are not a bad thing, there is just only so much you can improve to a basic kayak. These companies are trying to differentiate themselves, not all build slight variations of the same thing. I think all these boats are pretty neat in different ways, but maybe nothing I'd ever buy. The great thing is that we are all different and have different ideas of what is the perfect boat, and with so much stuff out there now we can likely find it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bignose View Post
    What has kayaking evolved too?
    Are cabins next?
    One can attribute this to what people are asking their kayaks to do. When you think about it, we are fishing places and loading them with features that original sit insides were never asked to do.

    Still something to be said about light and simple (says the man who's Kayaks are Old Town Canoes).
    I always say that there are two kinds of people who fish out of a kayak...kayakers who fish and fishermen who use a kayak...however, in this discussion, small skiffs that have gasoline motors; peddle boats that you can convert to power...are something else...maybe we put in a catagory called a hybrid...mostly boat but small enough to be considered kayaking...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve6902 View Post
    It also comes at $3499 and with out a motor. You can get a Hobie PA or even the new Titan for that price.
    Does that price include the motor? If not, there is absolutely no justification for the price.

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    The marketplace is the great equalizer.

    Obviously, the makers believe there is a demand.

    Kayak anglers themselves will determine if these "hyper-yaks" succeed.
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    The Bote Rover is pretty cool. I'm too cheap to ever buy one of those things. Neat ideas there. It seems like a jacked up paddle board to me.

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