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Offline Spinner

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Re: Very impressive review of the Nucanoe Frontier
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2014, 07:29:48 PM »
I'm almost convinced to get rid of my Cuda and get one.

Offline jediangler

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Re: Very impressive review of the Nucanoe Frontier
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2014, 10:49:29 PM »


Even better with pedals.

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Re: Very impressive review of the Nucanoe Frontier
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2014, 11:37:35 PM »
Really enjoyed mine this year.
Just have not got around to writing  a review yet.
I can walk around, sit on the side and access the front hatch easily.
The new seat mount makes a world of difference.
The customer service from Nucanoe is top notch although I have no other Yak company to compare it to.
Next spring the Minn Kota goes on.

DuFf


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Re: Very impressive review of the Nucanoe Frontier
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2014, 06:45:42 AM »
I saw a pair of fully loaded with all the bells and whistles  with minkota's on craigslist florida for 4grand....looked pretty fine when tricked out.
I think I'd want to paddle one as much as I want to paddle my PA though ;;)

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Re: Very impressive review of the Nucanoe Frontier
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2014, 11:45:05 AM »
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I think I'd want to paddle one as much as I want to paddle my PA though ;;)

You might be surprised.........  8)

There are always trade-offs, I gladly trade speed for a lot of stability (for my needs anyway). I am in no hurry and it maneuvers easily and tracks well but I have only the Commander 120 to compare it to.
 I had no problem keeping up to a friend in his Hobie although I will admit, the hands free option for casting is appealing.

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Re: Very impressive review of the Nucanoe Frontier
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2014, 12:40:54 PM »


Even better with pedals.
Any idea what would that set up cost?  Looks pretty slick.

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Re: Very impressive review of the Nucanoe Frontier
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2014, 12:27:07 AM »
The drive is $850 plus the yak total with tax 2k,which is a lot cheaper than a hobie!!
 A hobie cannot reverse direction or sideslip.If your into back trolling it is completely hands free as the rig tracks straight as an arrow.Oh and by the way that is my new ride.

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Re: Very impressive review of the Nucanoe Frontier
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2014, 01:19:03 AM »

Next spring the Minn Kota goes on.
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And another paddler bites the dust. Soon I'll be the only one left!!!!

God Bless,
Don

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Re: Very impressive review of the Nucanoe Frontier
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2014, 12:20:01 PM »
 ;D
No Don, the Minn Kota is for the long distance commute or the hot tired way back.
Still love to paddle and SUP to sight cast.
DuFf is not getting any younger.

** Pst Don....I just bought one of these, pretty cool
Check it out
http://line6.com/spiderjam/     8)

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Re: Very impressive review of the Nucanoe Frontier
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2014, 06:08:57 AM »
Great review spinner!

And yep nothing wrong having a little motor on the back sometime! Why not

Or this pedal propulsion kit,,,wish would be less expensive......

That vessel is still one of the top for stability..

Joco

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Re: Very impressive review of the Nucanoe Frontier
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2014, 07:44:15 PM »
My favourite thing about the H2Pro-Ped is that you can take it out and paddle your yak just the way it was intended to be paddled. So you get hands free like NW propel and Hobie mirage, you get reverse like the propel not the mirage, you get power at the point of steering unlike either the propel or mirage and if you leave it out you're not paddling a boat with a hole in the middle. Also with a pull on the rope you can lift the whole system out of the water for weeds, obstacles and shallow water.

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Re: Very impressive review of the Nucanoe Frontier
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2014, 12:23:01 AM »
I've got my first season down with my Frontier and I wouldn't trade it for anything. Although I didn't use it for the reason I bought it (take the wife and/or dog with me) I did have a lot of catfish and bass slime to clean off it  :D. I still have to make a better cart for it as the one I have now is a little small. I also "went to the dark side" and put a MinnKota on it.  Nucanoe is a great company to deal with, they definitely put the customer first. Very nice setup and it handles those Long Point Bay swells really well.  TC

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Re: Very impressive review of the Nucanoe Frontier
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2014, 01:15:43 PM »
Question TC
How did you deal with the battery and what battery did you choose.
I am undecided about placement (behind seat or up by the front hatch?)
Do I wire inside with connectors in hull or run wires up beside the tracks?
Spring project (along with building a uni-strut frame to bunk two yaks on the trailer)
I have the uni-strut and connectors and a design in mind.

DuFf

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Re: Very impressive review of the Nucanoe Frontier
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2014, 01:46:39 PM »
My favourite thing about the H2Pro-Ped is that you can take it out and paddle your yak just the way it was intended to be paddled. So you get hands free like NW propel and Hobie mirage, you get reverse like the propel not the mirage, you get power at the point of steering unlike either the propel or mirage and if you leave it out you're not paddling a boat with a hole in the middle. Also with a pull on the rope you can lift the whole system out of the water for weeds, obstacles and shallow water.

I'd like to try that H2 Proped, looks like it would turn on a dime from a dead stop something my PA can't do...not to mention reverse.

 

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