Monday, December 20, 2010

More platform fun... Mistakes were made!

We used to have a two person Sevylor "dive" kayak AKA the DiveYak which was a pretty awesome  platform for either diving or fishing...

Sadly though it succumbed to one of those idiotic purges that folks on boats tend to go through from time to time in a silly bid to reclaim their boat's waterline... But the fact was at the time we simply were not using it much so we felt it had become excess baggage. In hindsight it is obvious that we were simply not using it because we were in an area that  did not require us to paddle at all... Of course, we are now within paddle distance of any number of dive and fishing sites we regret selling it... So it does go.

Now I am in the process of  looking for a replacement and so far the Sevylor sit-on-tops were the only ones that seemed tough enough to stand up to serious diving and fishing. The downside is that toughness comes at a cost of increased weight, bulk, and a performance curve that keeps the really far away fishing spots just out of reach... The real bummer is that as much as I try, I can't seem to find any DiveYaks as they seem to no longer be part of the Sevylor program in the US of A...

Though Sevylor has something in the "close but no cigar" zone, the DiveYak seems to be a rare fish indeed.

So the search continues...

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