Good value. The rigging was superb. Liked it a great deal for the first day, handled fine, lots of cargo space. Posts:10 Points:192, , Willy Asab; ... and later make my way back dragging my catch behind me at the end of the day!! Not really a rudder option unless you rig it yourself. When you set back down all will return to normal. It even survived a tornado that went directly over head- no kidding! And yes, we have gone out in Nov - Jan when it's in the 50s - 60s. I have had the Pelican for 13 months now. Pelican Castaway 116 - $300 (Foresthill) Green pelican castaway 116 (11'6" length) fishing kayak. And it tracks like most other kayaks, cheap or expensive. Bic Kayak Hatch Cover, Round. The ride was almost totally dry and I was able to pack an additional 25 lbs. Me and 4 other buddies all bought one from Sports Authority and went bass fishing the entire week until we got home to Sarasota for the weekend. I kayaked down 7 miles of the Columbia river starting north of Richland, WA. I can keep up with a buddy in an Otter sit-in and coast much easier. With this load and the water I was still faster than my bro-in-law when paddling and would out coast him. I am going to sell this one and get a Tarpon 120 from Wilderness. Great buy for the money. I took Down the Swuanee and other rivers. There were no obvious problems so we dumped the water and started again. (It kept wanting to go nose into the wind) When the wind was calm, I had no problems with tracking. Skip to main content.ca Hello, Sign in. But wonder what good is a 2 year warranty on a product that I get a voice mail on. I doubt I will take it on a class 2 river this weekend until fixed. 4. I used it the first day I bought it. At first I had the ice chest rigged above the front hatch and took on a little water going thru the rapids. $379 at Academy. It comes pretty much ready-to-go when purchased. Seat is ok for awhile but after a while the bottom of the seat will start hurting your back some right around your L3-L5. I paddled to the pass and took some nice seas from the incomming tide and the large boats. World leaders in the design and manufacture of kayaks, canoes, pedal boats and fishing boats. My only issue was that it was hard to go straight, but that may be due to it being short. And by the way I have the DLX model if that helps. I purchased it 3 years ago and love it I can go where most people can't I catched too many bass on secret spots. Other than that I love this thing and can't wait to get off work to get back in the water!! Find answers in product info, Q&As, reviews. I wouldn't go much heavier than 8 pounds though if you fish where a rogue wave might suddenly cause you to rise. The hull and deck are made of durable RAM-X high-density polyethylene, which offers high impact resistance and memory capacity (ability to regain original shape after impact). I only solo fished for the first year and had could made no comparisons with any other yaks. I want to start out by saying that this was my first kayak, and that I don't fish. Wouldn't recommend this kayak to anyone unless your fond of swimming your kayak back to the beach. To be sure, there are other complaints out there, such as unstable and won't track. I bought the Pelican Castaway a couple years ago and it has held up beautifully. Have about 2 tandems and a few of Pelicans other kayaks but still like this first one. Turns well, have an anchor trolley. I spent a lot of time researching different kayaks and reading reviews from different folks. The tracking on this boat is no more of an issue than others of the same approximate length, and as long as the hatches are on tightly, you won't get any noticeable water inside, (or lose your camera as an earlier reviewer supposedly did) even in moderate surf conditions. I haven't had the dry hatch problem but it is good to know as that is where I do keep the cell phone. There was a problem completing your request. Page 8: Manufacturer's Declaration Of Origin The manufacturer further certifies that this was the first transfer of said new boat in ordinary trade and commerce, and that all information given herein is true and accurate to the best of his knowledge. you learn to twist your upper body vs throwing your weight around to turn. General complaints about the Castaway: Reviewed in the United States on March 28, 2010. BMW Convertible, Ford 4X4 Truck, Motor Home, Coins, … I'm sure this boat will bring you stories of your own, couldn't recommend this boat more!!!!!!!!!!! I was very stable, got a little wet from getting in, and after talking to some experienced folks, will be getting a different type of oar than the factory one to cut down on the knuckle busting and drippage. is a little heavy considering the competition (Ocean Kayak) is around 55lbs. Tracking problems disappear after a couple of outings. 350# rating, has hull storage, two pole holder behind seat, fish finder/go pro mount included, and paddle. Unable to add item to List. His bright yellow is cuttier than my camo green. It is nearly identical to the newer Castaway but has a small hatch just behind the seat and came with a slightly different paddle. Sure it has its problems but it's a steal. Picked the castaway up last Wed. and took a small trip to the lake behind the home. My front and dry storage keeps every thing dry you just have to keep the straps very tight. The anchor and extra gear added about fifteen pounds to the overall weight. Thanks for a good product...RIVERRAT. The front hatch is too far to reach when your in the boat but I just assumed it was for storing extra rods or camping gear to access when on shore. Measures 11 1 / 2 ' long. Reviewed in the United States on May 18, 2009. after reading some negative reviews i wasnt sure what i was getting myself into but after trying this kayak out in the surf in south texas i am very pleased. And not once did I experience problems getting to the hatch behind me, taking on water, nor did I have any trouble reaching the pole swivel. In reality, the dry hatch is TERRIBLE (lost digital cam and cell phone!!! kayak pelican angler 116 dlx fervacc. I also drilled small holes on top and put several cans of spray foam in the hull for water displacement so it can not fill up too much and cannot sink. I own this kayak. The seat is good even though it is "molded" which means they took an "average" person and made a guide. Pelican Castaway Sit-On-Top Kayak, features a storage hatch, storage tub with shock cords, two fixed rod holders, deluxe swivel rod holder, high quality adjustable back rest, adjustable foot pads, deluxe side handles, paddle and tie down, grab loop handles at bow and stern, drink holder and drain plug. We became good friends quickly. Not great in heavy [4ft.or more] surf, but doable. Was worried about the front hatch leaking so I tried tighten the front straps. After about 30 minutes I got the feel of it. The resort can conveniently provide information at the reception to help guests to get around the area. I am considering plugging it, but would need to write Pelican first to ask if this is safe. handles ok. I use the yak on rivers and lakes in Nebraska. One of the clips broke. Me and my buddies in college do a lot of wade fishing the flats and decided to get into kayak fishing so we could more ground. I think it has plenty of room as well. I paid $384. 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