Saturday, 11. June 2011 20:32
Two years ago when I moved to Silverton Colorado I planned on buying myself a canoe. I had visions of spending many lazy days out on the pristine lakes that we are so lucky to have surrounding us here in the San Juan Mountains. Then I got caught up with work, then laying low for winter, then the horse thing, then paying off debts… My fishing suffered as did my dream of being out on the water in my very own canoe or kayak.
I have spent some time researching angling kayaks, canoes and kayak canoe crossovers. I have to admit I prefer the crossover version of an angling kayak canoe. The price though I’m not so hot on. My first preference would be a two seater…options you know for spending quality time with friends and family. Again cost and size kinda took that idea out of reach. I have to be able to put this thing on top of my car by myself and my car is a small subaru legacy. Unless I can find a used one, I’m not getting my two seater fishing vessel.
So this was my first compromise – a solo seater and my favorite crossover kayak the Commander 120.
Gorgeous yes?!! Her specs are 12′L, 30.25W with a capacity of 400 lbs, and she weighs 60 lbs. Just love the lines of this fishing kayak canoe crossover. It has lines reminiscent of a canoe with the mobility of a kayak. At $1000.00 before shipping I’m thinking this one too is not meant for me.
I’m not to be discouraged though.. Look at what I found!
This is the Ascend FS12T Sit On Top Anglers Kayak. Her specs are 12′L x 31”W, she weighs 56 lbs with a 350 lb capacity. The best part is with shipping she will cost under $600.00. She is not as elegant as the Commander 120, but she is still beautiful in her own right.
So the stage is set. By end of summer 2011 I will have my fishing vessel. Since I was young I have always wanted a canary yellow catamaran with a silver sale. Her name was to be CatSing. Well CatSing never happened because I traded the dream of her for a life with horses.
I’m thinking my kayak will be named CatSing in honor of my happiness, renewing old dreams, and living new dreams. Susan Catt singing in the breeze and maybe not sailing the sea… maybe just paddling across a serene lake in Southwest Colorado…
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