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Offline EricBriggs

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Re: WS Ride 135
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2012, 07:28:50 PM »
yeah that might be an issue.  I am in the process of converting a boat trailer to a kayak trailer.  I have a scotty flush mount rod holder in it already, just waiting for my scotty universal mount to make a slide track fish finder mount.

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Re: WS Ride 135
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2012, 07:28:50 PM »
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Offline Philbe

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Re: WS Ride 135
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2012, 07:09:49 PM »
Way to go!! Now rig it   :D :D This boat was on my short list but it came down to weight. I wasn't sure I could put on my van after a day of paddlin'.

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Re: WS Ride 135
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2012, 06:45:33 PM »









And a video!
« Last Edit: April 13, 2012, 06:46:57 PM by basshunter »

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Re: WS Ride 135
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2012, 04:19:47 PM »


nice to see you like the new ride...everyone that paddle it do like it.

weight ....if you use a good cart for it..and have good way to put it on the veh should not be a prob.

but yes you have gain stability and a nice ride quality to..and a great seat wich is very important.

cant wait for report and pict

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WS Ride 135
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2012, 04:16:08 PM »
Member Name: Eric
Year of Release: 2012
Item Name: Ride 135
Manufacturer: Wilderness systems
Price: $850


Pros:
-This thing is super stable. Less than 5 minuets into the paddle, I was standing and paddling!
-paddles fairly fast, at least as fast as my old 12 foot aquartera swing, but alot more stable.
-rod holders built into the inside of the hull.
-Very comfortable seat adjustable forward and backward, as well as incline and amount of leg support.
-Lots of storage, both in hull and in the tankwell
-super dry ride.  almost 400# of riders and water still stays out of the scupper holes when moving. 
-ridiculous amount of leg room.  With the seat half way back and the foot pegs more than halfway forward, and my being 6'3" I cant reach them!
-easy to maneuver.

Cons:
-Heavy

Final thoughts:
Fantastic boat, super stable.  I am sure that there are better boats for big water and better boats for small water but this one seems to be a great compromise.  stable, fast enough.  The only thing that I am not wild about is the weight.  But even that is a fair trade for the stability and speed.








And a video!
« Last Edit: April 30, 2012, 07:44:27 AM by basshunter »

 

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