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Malibu Kayaks X-13
 
Malibu Kayaks X-13 2013-04-02 17:21:37 FX4
Overall Rating of this Kayak For Fishing. 
 
5.0
FX4 Reviewed by FX4    April 02, 2013 View all my reviews

Exceeded expectation

On a whim I purchased the X-13 when Bass Pro had clearance sale on a 2012 model. I didn't have high expectations. To my delight the boat paddles fast, turns well, and is very stable for a fairly narrow fishing kayak. The boat is not a stand up in fishing kayak and I have not tried to stand in it. It has ample storage space and holds a ton of gear. It is well made. It also does not get pushed around in the wind. This kayak tracks so well I'm having a hard to convincing myself to install a rudder. The boat really does not need it. It cuts through waves well. Last weekend I was with a group of kayak fishermen and a couple of guys said we tried to follow you and there was no way, you are too fast. I like this boat a lot better than my Tarpon 160 which I found did not paddle as well as I would have liked and was very difficult to handle out of water. This is my fourth kayak and second fishing kayak. If you are looking for a fishing kayak that you can cover water in and don't want pushed around by the wind with ample storage I would suggest giving the X-13 a hard look.

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