The Old Town Predator 13 Fishing Kayak is a great choice for a beginning kayaker. There are both pros and cons to purchasing this particular kayak. For starters, with a length of 13’2”, this kayak is reasonably fast and, with a width of 33.5”, it’s fairly stable.
In addition, is has a very comfortable seating system that is also height adjustable, it includes adjustable foot braces, and it has a stand assist strap. Plus, the outfitting is absolutely top notch and it has a paddle keeper to keep your paddle from acting like an unruly teenager when you are fishing.
Also, it has sufficient dry storage space with a hold in the bow and a tank well in the stern provides a place to carry a cooler or live bait well. In addition, it’s available with an optional Scotty Stand-Ready bar which provides you with an added means of balance when standing up in the kayak as well as Scotty Outriggers for added stability and it is compatible with Minn Kota trolling motors via a pre-installed Minn Kota trolling motor mount.
Also, the hull of the Predator 13 displays a sharp bowline to help it slice through the water and a molded skeg in the stern to aid in tracking and the pontoon-like Tri-Hull provides superior initial stability. In addition, it also has a very comfortable seat in the Element Seating System which incorporates a rigid frame that enables the paddler to choose either the “Travel” (lower) position for increased stability or the “Attack” (higher) position for increased visibility and maneuverability or the “Stand-Up” position for poling or sight casting along with adjustable foot braces which enable the kayak to fit different sized anglers.
Dolphin Aruba 10
Excellent kayak for rivers, streams or lakes. I’m new to kayaking but after shopping around at a lot of stores and websites I couldn’t pass this kayak up. $249.00 vs $499.00 at other stores. It’s very stable, nice dry compartment, plenty of front storage for a weekend outing but do pick up a seat floatation device for extra comfort. I would recommend this product to anyone, it’s that nice! The water quest aruba 10′ kayak is a great kayak at a great price, plus it comes with a free paddle! handles nicely on the water, plenty of room for a dry box and rod n reel and tackle bag!
This Kayak is an excellent value and a really good Yak for Beginners. Very Stable Light enough for my kids to carry together Very Maneuverable and easy to handle, my 9 and 12 year olds were paddling around the lake in little time. It is a great kayak with a lot to offer a family on the water.