I bought a pro angler when they first came out and was chuffed to bits with it. The reality set in after a year or so that rooftopping it was a nuisance. I have a vw T5. i looked and bought all the options to get it on the roof easier but still had a problem with it. I decided to sell it and buy a Evolve for my outback that i hardly used and reasoned that the lighter yak was the way to go. I sold my outfitter 2 seater on ebay no bother and my inflatable i12 hobie that i took to spain. (was a yak junkie) then bit the bullet and put the pro angler on. I had 1 offer of £1300 which i refused anyway meantime a ultralight 402 came up brand new with the updated battery. it was a shop here in the uk that had bought the motor but nobody wanted it so i bid him in the balls and he accepted.
went through all the nonsense of how i could convert it to a evolve but that was difficult to say the least. So i had the outback and PA left with the PA for sale. i used the outback for a fishing trip which i enjoyed but slowly remembered the lack of room available on the yak for all the sexy accessories. Then there is the issue of attaching the sexy accessories and detaching them to car top it.
I started looking at the hobie trailer and other versions here on the PA forum and realised that with a light trailer and the PA secured on you are as close as you can get to a deciding you wanna go fishing and being in the water in 30 minutes . you can leave all your sexy accessories on the PA at all times, pull up the slipway, attach the cart, park the van and be straight in. plus you have loads more room when you're out on the water. When its home time she slides on the trailer with ease fully loaded and i'm away insted of the half hour de briefing session with the yak. you can even carry a fresh water drum and swill it down there. at home i unclip it and put her back in garage in a minute.
As for the motor i finally got it working great with steering and with the saved money from the cheap price i got a 1020 torqeedo battery so i can cover more range at top speed.
I love it i been fishing 3 times in 2 weeks and am busting to go again when the misses issues the next "pink" pass.
Now what do i do with the outback.