Well, I don't have either(Outback or Adventure), but for open water, I always want a bigger boat.
The Problem is we have a lot of hammerhead sharks that patrol along the coast and with its size how do you get away as they seek the smaller fish that is seeking cover below boats without having them try and tip you over?
We have hammerheads here as well, but the big ones are in really deep water, beyond kayak range. I've seen 18-20' hammerheads. Never liked to see a shark as big as the boat you're in. I've seen threshers, blues, makos and great whites while kayaking within five miles of the coast. Great whites concern me the most, you never know what they will do. Makos would eat you, but most of the big ones have been fished out. The biggest mako I've seen kayaking is about 100lbs., the biggest white pointer, about 8-9 feet. My belief is that since I'm 6'3", it will take a six foot shark to hurt me. That's when I'm surfing. In the kayak, a ten footer would get my attention. I paddle out when it's still dark and hear splashing around and can see stuff under the boat during red tides. That is a little unnerving. When I was surfing in Costa Rica, I saw 6-8' black-tipped reef sharks every day. The local fishermen told me(and I believe them), is when the 8' sharks clear out, the big boys are there, so when you see nothing is when you worry. Don't drag dead fish around and I think you'll be OK with the sharks, at least 95% of the time. You're in the ocean with everything else, there will always be a chance something will come along.
I want a fishlocator and GPS system mounted near the seat so I can gaze at it quickly while i/m paddling or peddling, as I also want one that broadcast to the side any suggestion?
I prefer a handheld GPS and a separate fishfinder. If you go on another watercraft, you've got the GPS. The $100 fishfinder I've got works great, no need to spend more.
I heard a lot about color 1 being seen more then the others, as I maybe in a high traffic area and these yak's sit so close to the water what do member think as I maybe out by myself more than with someone.
I don't think kayak color has anything to do with safety. I had a bright yellow one, now I have a sand color, I've found no difference as far as idiots nearly running you over. Waving your paddle helps.
What extra gear do you carry?
For long solo ocean trips; GPS, handheld VHF, water, Clif Bars, if you can't swim back to shore; a PFD.
What's the best way for you to carry the extra equiptment?
With the fish you catch whats the best way to bring them aboard/ store them? a net? or gill hook?/ cooler or over the side?
With your shark situation, if you get a trophy and you want to keep it, stick it below deck and head home. Better yet, take a picture and throw all dem fish back.
I did a lot of canoeing in rivers and streams so I don't think this would be much different.
I spent many summer days canoeing around Ontario and Quebec. If you get a Mirage, it will be a little different. A Quest will bring back your voyager
Click on the link in my sig to see how I installed the fishfinder on my Quest, maybe that will give you some ideas.
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