New Cobra Kayak Marauder 2011 E-mail
Sunday, 23 January 2011 11:07
 
 
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After more than a year and a half in development, with continual feedback from the kayak fishing community, Cobra Kayaks are proud to present the ‘new Marauder’.Historically, the Marauder has been one of Cobra Kayaks most popular performance fishing kayaks. At 4.3 metres (14’1”) long and 780 mm (31”) wide, and 24 kgs (52 lbs) and more than 200kgs (470 lbs) capacity the Marauder has been one of Cobra’s best selling kayaks, with an ideal combination of length and beam for good hull speed, and good stability.
 
The hull shape remains the same with features such as ample rocker, giving the Marauder nice maneuverability, and with the sweeping bow shape, the boat is dry and seaworthy in even the roughest conditions. Cobra has taken the Marauder’s best features and with feedback from ‘fishos’ fromaround the world, has made some major changes to the deck configuration- creating the ideal performance fishing kayak.The Marauder is now fitted with an optional rudder system for better performance onlong distance paddles- giving the new Marauder even better maneuverability.A transducer mount has been incorporated in one of the scuppers, for ease in installingyour choice of fish finder/GPS unit.The deck has been reconfigured with a new fully sealed centre compartment, completewith a bung so that it can be used as a live well if desired. But, soft baiters will love thisfeature for its mega-convenient storage, and they can feel safe in large seas (as thestorage is sealed from the as interior of the boat) there is no chance of flooding the boat ifwater comes aboard. The new storage area measures approximately 210 x 470 x 170(deep) mm. 8 x 18.5 x 7 “.cobra kayaks hatch
 
 
Cobra has created a unique hatch cover- with simple and easy to secure bungy loop tiedowns, to secure the cover on the well. A plastic bait board lies over the cover, with aconvenient recess for storing a fishing knife or iki tool.Aft of the well, there is ample room for a small rectangular hatch or a 10” round hatch, tomaximize storage in the cockpit area. The bow area can take the Cobra ‘A’ hatch tomaximize storage.The foot wells are wider than on the old Marauder- with more than 50mm (2”) extraclearance on each side. Fishermen with large feet or booties can now comfortably fit inthe wider foot wells.
 
The OZO rudder controls are easy to adjust and fit in specialrecesses within the foot well.The Marauder can take 4 flush mount rod holders, 2 aft of the seat and 2 forward of theknees. Cobra is also installing the rail blazer rod mount standard on the Marauder Fishing package.
 

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