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Ocean Kayak Drifter 2009-11-27 12:16:30 Admin
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4.0
Admin Reviewed by Admin    November 27, 2009 View all my reviews

8yr old drifter with Hobie outriggers

My Drifter weighs 56 lb empty; lighter than any other Kayaks I'd like to buy. I am 6'3" and weigh 215lb. I can sit with my legs hanging over one side and lean foreward without capsizing. When I add the easily removed outriggers (see below)I can even stand with no problem, I have 2 rod holders recessed in the deck on the left and right sides behind my seat. A ram ball mounted on the center (console) in front of the paddler is used for holding a fly rod or regular rod or my GPS - depending on my plans for the day. The Hobie outrigger kit is installed behind the paddler - giving amazing stability in the presence of wakes or in a rip.
The only shortfall is that there is no sizeable "flat/level floor" to stand on comfortably. I am not replacing it.
Reviewer: Dick V from Long Beach Island, NJ

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