I’ve been talking kayaks for years now and have set my butt in my fair share of different plastic boats. Typically they are all different – uniquely featured to cater to a particular fishing style that fits an angler the best, and because there is no one size fit all kayak on the market I never thought I would find the one right kayak for me. After years of searching I came to the realization that I would have to own multiple kayaks for multiple situations, which did not fit our living arrangements very well, and before long I have a handful of kayaks taking up the kids play area and a wife giving me the stare. (If you are married you know that stare!) My prayers we answered when NuCanoe designed The Pursuit, a hybrid kayak that checks off all of the needs on my list. Now let me quickly clarify something. By no means am I saying this kayak is the best on the market or the one you should rush off to demo. This post is to simply allow you to understand my choice in a kayak and to highlight the features that have benefited me. Now back to the Pursuit. For a quick overview, the Pursuit is a hybrid kayak that sits at 13.5’ long and is 35’’ at its widest point. Weight is roughly 82lbs. Unlike its brothers and sisters in the NuCanoe family it sits only one. The width of the yak helps in its stability (which is essential for me) and its length allows it to track fairly well. But that was not the selling points. What I liked the most about the Pursuit is its open, free of clutter, free to customize deck. There is literally nothing in your way which makes it a very good platform to make your own. I am a simple guy and like very little when it comes to kayak rigging. The Pursuit gave me just that. Everything was planned out. The internal rod tubes and paddle holder on the sides allow me to place my gear out of the way when not in use. The crate spaces on the bow and stern gives me the freedom to place my cooler, battery for the motor (I will get to that shortly), or fish bag out of the way while not cluttering up my leg space. I’m 6’4 – all legs. I need the leg space. And then there is the motor capability. Motors are somewhat controversial in the kayak fishing industry but I personally love the idea. The transom on the Pursuit is squared and the kayak is rated for up to a 2.5 HP or equivalent motor. In addition, NuCanoe is coming out with a Plug and Play Motor Solution in the coming months. (See video below) There are always dislikes and I would be doing you a disservice if I did not tell you what I do not like about this kayak. First and foremost is the lack of handles. There are two handles that come equipped on the kayak. One at the bow and the stern. Having two on the sides would help loading and transporting the kayak. I should be installing these in the very near future. The only other dislike (sort of) is the scuppers. I wish they were a tab bit larger but they still drain the deck well. It is not something I tend to worry about. The Pursuit by NuCanoe is a stable, relatively fast kayak that fits ME! Oh and I almost forgot to mention to check out the sweet, custom padding kit Seadek provided for me! You can see more at www.Seadek.com Come back shortly for a full overview video on the NuCanoe Pursuit. To find out more about NuCanoe or the Pursuit, head over to www.NuCanoe.com
I just recorded a brand new reading form the book! Sadly, I do a terrible Obama impersonation, so Obama's thinking voice belongs to yours truly. If you're subscribed to MHOTM on iTunes, like you should be, you can hear it there, and if not, you can click the Obama below to listen and download as well. Enjoy!!!
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I'm having an instance of the dreaded writer's block... With this, my blog, anyway... I really have been writing a lot of pieces, but I'm afraid to post it because I really don't think it's "Book worthy"... which is my way of saying I am insecure. New Years resolution, post something by Friday. This Friday. I'm still writing lots though, I'm currently developing the Podcast version of My House on The Moon with my best friend Tim Drake, who you will all meet soon. I'm also writing a television program with him. Maybe I'll tell you about the show once it's a little more developed and registered with the writer's guild. I read a book last week called The Craft of Comedy Writing by Sol Saks. Incredible book, by the way, especially for anyone interested in writing as a means for an income. Anyway, he says that the worst thing you will ever write is better than the best thing you didn't write. I guess the same goes for posting, you'll never know my gold nuggets that I don't post, so I should throw it all up and see what sticks. right? or write I should say, heh! We are in the final stages of preparation for the Podcast, which should be so much fun! It has been a while since I came up with the idea for the blog, and ever since, I have wanted to record it and let you all hear it right from me and my friend Tim. So we started writing. And it's good. We are getting together on Thursday to either finish writing and record, or just write... Hopefully we'll get something on tape for you! Pictures at least will come, so stay tuned! Regards, Jordan PS. To those who don't know who Vera is, this letter is written to Vera Miles, from Hitchcock's Psycho. She is so sexy, don't you think? Man, if I was only 81 years old...