I had lost this thread and was getting ready to put outriggers on my Outback, so I had to hunt it down again. Its been so long since we talked about this, I can't remember: Can the outriggers be locked in postion, i.e. on the water, a few degrees above the water and vertical? If so, is that built in to the rodholders, or did you have to modify them to make it happen?
Are you still using the outriggers, and are they serving you well?
I am going to be going into the Gulf of Mexico, from a few hundred yards to 3 to 5 miles to some oil rigs, plus trolling some large lures. I am wanting the outriggers for stability. Also, have you fallen out at anytime while traveling with the outriggers? If so, did they aid you in remounting the kayak?
I have a 2005 model for the lake behind my house, but the trip down to the lake shore is so steep and hard to travel, especially with an Outback, I'm thinking of buying a new Outback or Revolution for the Gulf trips. At first I was attracted to the Revolution, but after more thought, the added space of the Outback is certainly nice. What is your opinion of the two?
Thanks, and thanks once again for this great thread!!! I'm finally going to use your invention!!!
Harold Ray Emerson
419 Lake Air Drive
Waco, Texas 78710