NEW Pelican Catch 130HD Affordable Pedal Drive Fishing Kayak | ICAST 2018

I got a chance to get a full walkthrough of Pelican's new budget-friendly pedal drive kayak. This kayak uses a fin-style drive almost identical to the Hobie Mirage Drive, whose patent has expired, allowing other manufacturers to now produce this proven pedal drive system. This boat boasts a ton of features and a premium pedal drive for the low price tag of $1,499. Look for this fishing kayak to begin hitting dealers in January of 2019. COMMENT BELOW what you think of this boat, and be sure to ask any questions you have! If I don't know the answer, I will do my best to find out. Learn more by visiting https://www.pelicansport.com/ SUBSCRIBE to Zoffinger's channel! His videos are AWESOME! https://www.youtube.com/user/zoffinger ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ Follow Me on Social! ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ Facebook → http://bit.ly/FieldTripsWithRF Instagram → http://bit.ly/RF_IG Twitter → http://bit.ly/RF_Tweet ▬▬▬▬▬▬ Follow YakFish TV on Social! ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ Facebook → http://bit.ly/YFTV_FB Instagram→ http://bit.ly/YFTV_IG Twitter → http://bit.ly/YFTV_Tweet Website → http://www.yakfish.tv ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ My Favorite Brands ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ http://www.nrs.com http://www.accentpaddles.com http://www.railblaza.com http://www.fishbrain.com/app/fieldtrips http://www.yak-gear.com ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ Shop the Camera Stuff I Use! ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ Main Camera → http://bit.ly/RJF_DSLR Garmin VIRB → http://bit.ly/RJF_VIRB GoPro → http://bit.ly/RJF_GoPro5 Editing Software → http://bit.ly/RJF_Adobe Editing Computer → http://bit.ly/RJF_PC Drone → http://bit.ly/RJF_Drone Audio Recorder → http://bit.ly/RJF_Audio Smart Watch → http://bit.ly/RJF_Watch ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ Shop the Fishing Stuff I Use! ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ Fish Finder → http://bit.ly/RJF_Fishfinder Fish Finder Battery → http://bit.ly/RJF_Nocqua High End Spinning Reel → http://bit.ly/RJF_HESpinning Low End Spinning Reel → http://bit.ly/RJF_LESpinning VHF Radio → http://bit.ly/RJF_VHF ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ Shop the Kayak Stuff I Use! ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ Gear Crate → http://bit.ly/RJF_Ambush Camera Boom → http://bit.ly/RJF_Boom Rod Holder → http://bit.ly/RJF_RodHolder Visibility Kit → http://bit.ly/RJF_Visibility Paddle → http://bit.ly/RJF_Paddle Life Jacket → http://bit.ly/RJF_Chinook Knife → http://bit.ly/RJF_Co-Pilot Rod Leashes → http://bit.ly/RJF_Leashes ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ Shop the RV Stuff I Use! ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ Cell Signal Booster → http://bit.ly/RJF_WeBoost Emergency InReach → http://bit.ly/RJF_InReach WiFi Signal Booster → http://bit.ly/RJF_WiFiRanger Verizon Jetpack Hotspot → http://bit.ly/RJF_Jetpack

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I got a chance to get a full walkthrough of Pelican's new budget-friendly pedal drive kayak. This kayak uses a fin-style drive almost identical to the Hobie Mirage Drive, whose patent has expired, allowing other manufacturers to now produce this proven pedal drive system. This boat boasts a ton of features and a premium pedal drive for the low price tag of $1,499. Look for this fishing kayak to begin hitting dealers in January of 2019. COMMENT BELOW what you think of this boat, and be sure to ask any questions you have! If I don't know the answer, I will do my best to find out. Learn more by visiting https://www.pelicansport.com/ SUBSCRIBE to Zoffinger's channel! His videos are AWESOME! https://www.youtube.com/user/zoffinger ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ Follow Me on Social! ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ Facebook → http://bit.ly/FieldTripsWithRF Instagram → http://bit.ly/RF_IG Twitter → http://bit.ly/RF_Tweet ▬▬▬▬▬▬ Follow YakFish TV on Social! ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ Facebook → http://bit.ly/YFTV_FB Instagram→ http://bit.ly/YFTV_IG Twitter → http://bit.ly/YFTV_Tweet Website → http://www.yakfish.tv ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ My Favorite Brands ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ http://www.nrs.com http://www.accentpaddles.com http://www.railblaza.com http://www.fishbrain.com/app/fieldtrips http://www.yak-gear.com ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ Shop the Camera Stuff I Use! ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ Main Camera → http://bit.ly/RJF_DSLR Garmin VIRB → http://bit.ly/RJF_VIRB GoPro → http://bit.ly/RJF_GoPro5 Editing Software → http://bit.ly/RJF_Adobe Editing Computer → http://bit.ly/RJF_PC Drone → http://bit.ly/RJF_Drone Audio Recorder → http://bit.ly/RJF_Audio Smart Watch → http://bit.ly/RJF_Watch ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ Shop the Fishing Stuff I Use! ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ Fish Finder → http://bit.ly/RJF_Fishfinder Fish Finder Battery → http://bit.ly/RJF_Nocqua High End Spinning Reel → http://bit.ly/RJF_HESpinning Low End Spinning Reel → http://bit.ly/RJF_LESpinning VHF Radio → http://bit.ly/RJF_VHF ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ Shop the Kayak Stuff I Use! ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ Gear Crate → http://bit.ly/RJF_Ambush Camera Boom → http://bit.ly/RJF_Boom Rod Holder → http://bit.ly/RJF_RodHolder Visibility Kit → http://bit.ly/RJF_Visibility Paddle → http://bit.ly/RJF_Paddle Life Jacket → http://bit.ly/RJF_Chinook Knife → http://bit.ly/RJF_Co-Pilot Rod Leashes → http://bit.ly/RJF_Leashes ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ Shop the RV Stuff I Use! ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ Cell Signal Booster → http://bit.ly/RJF_WeBoost Emergency InReach → http://bit.ly/RJF_InReach WiFi Signal Booster → http://bit.ly/RJF_WiFiRanger Verizon Jetpack Hotspot → http://bit.ly/RJF_Jetpack

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Queen Jane
Queen Jane - 2 years ago
How much do they weigh ???
NATE HIGGERS
NATE HIGGERS - 2 years ago
Essentially a Hobie knock-off...
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Yep
megalodon1
megalodon1 - 2 years ago
No Reverse= Deal Breaker
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
I hear ya, but I do this for a living and use my Hobie’s reverse about 3% of my time on the water. For almost half the price, it’s worth considering. Will definitely be a deal breaker for some.
Jason Foster
Jason Foster - 2 years ago
Will Pelican sell their drive separately and can it be interchanged into current Hobies?
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
I’m not positive. I would think so.
Club de Pesca Costaifonera
Club de Pesca Costaifonera - 2 years ago
hello, where can I buy this kayak
Club de Pesca Costaifonera
Club de Pesca Costaifonera - 2 years ago
Waiting impatiently, the problem is my demand, since I live in Spain and shipping can be expensive
Jason Foster
Jason Foster - 2 years ago
Robert Field, come on, man. It’s January already as far as I’m concerned. Realistically, it’ll be July 2019 before I’ll get one primarily due to high demand. $1500 is cheap for what you’re offering.
Club de Pesca Costaifonera
Club de Pesca Costaifonera - 2 years ago
Ok. Thanks
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
It comes out in January
yourleftnut1
yourleftnut1 - 2 years ago
Wanna go faster? Just get a jon boat with a 5hp. Pedal drives are over price.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Jon boats are faster but less maneuverable, louder, ya gotta buy gas, maintenance, a trailer, you have to register it and it can’t get into as tight of spaces as a kayak. Jon boats are great, but kayaks have their advantages.
Chase Mulder
Chase Mulder - 2 years ago
I got to say, I was strongly considering the native watercraft slayer 12 (no pedal drive) but this boat has similar wells in both the front and back of the boat I like. And now with the hobie style pedal drive?! I am now leaning on pelican. I will do more research by these look like a better option
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Got another killer option I’ll be announcing soon
Chris Barnes
Chris Barnes - 2 years ago
I may have missed it, but what's the weight on this rig
Chris Barnes
Chris Barnes - 2 years ago
Robert Field doesn't really matter cause I'm getting it. Cant beat that price. Thanks for the reply!
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Don’t believe they’ve stated yet.
sc1212able
sc1212able - 2 years ago
Before you drop $ 1500 on this take look at the Kaku Wahoo 12.5 and the 10.5, these are solid fishing machines at a very good price, no pedal drive, they paddle easy, track straight and are fast, add an electric trolling motor and you have very stable and complete fishing platform.
sc1212able
sc1212able - 2 years ago
Since I added a bow mounted foot controlled trolling motor, I paddle very little, also added a outrigger/ pontoon from Expandacraft, the wahaoo was very stable before, but now its like a cadillac.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
The Kakus are solid yaks but apples to oranges since they’re paddle kayaks

10. comment for NEW Pelican Catch 130HD Affordable Pedal Drive Fishing Kayak | ICAST 2018

Virginian
Virginian - 2 years ago
8:43 Marty's stealth beer hiding. ;)
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Haha busted
Randy She
Randy She - 2 years ago
At that price point, Hobie had better wake up!
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Yeah
Virginian
Virginian - 2 years ago
Pelican Catch 130HD for $1,500 or the Old Town Topwater PDL for $2,000 + a $300 Hummingbird Helix 5?
Virginian
Virginian - 2 years ago
Thank you for sharing your thoughts!
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Tough call, I did a video on that one too. My advice is to demo both. One difference is the Topwater is already out, the Pelican comes out in January. I think Old Town makes a MUCH higher quality boat, but I prefer the fin style drive over the propellor. It’s a trade off.
Adrian Quik
Adrian Quik - 2 years ago
I just might have to consider buying one now. Really nice looking yak.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Looks like a solid value
Metalikiss29
Metalikiss29 - 2 years ago
Does it have reverse?
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Nope
Outdoors With Mac
Outdoors With Mac - 2 years ago
That's great to see. I just put up a review of my Pelican 100SE Angler (for a buddy who was curious) which I considered a budget starter. I am really interested in seeing this next year
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Nice nice, Pelican makes some solid, cheap options
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
I also prefer the fin style drive over the prop drives
mtnhayes
mtnhayes - 2 years ago
I'm so interested becuase it's light and stable. I can carry my O2 tanks and not give up fishing, but you are killing me a the price. Looking at reveiws, many say It may last tops 4-5 years. I don't know... looks like I'm stuck on the bank where it can be pretty disapointing. I'll be watching for prices to fall with good competition. Thanks for a great reveiw.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
How can anyone say it lasts 4-5 years when it doesn’t even come out until January...?
TheMrpalid
TheMrpalid - 2 years ago
How strong are those rod holders? My area has 50 lb blue catfish.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
I can’t say man, I obviously didn’t get to fish out of it in the trade show. They should be fine as long as you set your drag right.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
I can’t say man, I obviously didn’t get to fish out of it in the trade show. They should be fine as long as you set your drag right.
jack duncan
jack duncan - 2 years ago
Marty is an awesome dude great attitude and fun to watch . Seriously if you are into Kayak fishing ya have to watch him. Great review and you got a new subscriber =) on to your other vids
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Marty’s the mann

20. comment for NEW Pelican Catch 130HD Affordable Pedal Drive Fishing Kayak | ICAST 2018

MrJdiffend
MrJdiffend - 2 years ago
That looks like a pretty good combination. I've been looking to replace my Elie Gulf 120XE with something I can stand on easily. The peddle drive would be a nice bonus.
Miguel Angel Alvarez
Miguel Angel Alvarez - 2 years ago
Super fantástico lameto no poder pagar uno te cool tan completo los felicito muy excelente kayak
Blue line Fishing
Blue line Fishing - 2 years ago
Get a jet ski. Better , faster, and more fun.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Agree to disagree.
tony jones
tony jones - 2 years ago
Nice rig I see my catch 120 going up for sale when this comes out.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
The Catch 120 is a solid boat too
jackson7177
jackson7177 - 2 years ago
I'm getting one $1499.00 is in my price range
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Nice
Harold Cale
Harold Cale - 2 years ago
WHERE DO I GO TO GET ONE???? I LIVE IN NORTHERN KY AND LOVE TO HAVE ONE BUT WHERE DO I GO TO GET ONE..???
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
They don’t come out until January. You can find a list of dealers on their website.
Rick Rose
Rick Rose - 2 years ago
Marty!
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
He’s the mann
Bad Ass
Bad Ass - 2 years ago
not for shallow water
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
You can use the drive fully in 18 inches, partially in about 10 inches, and can take it out and paddle in less than that
Scene Seekers
Scene Seekers - 2 years ago
Hell yea! Two of my favorite YouTube stars! Love you guys! That Pelican is on hit! Gonna have to scoop one up in January!..
Scene Seekers
Scene Seekers - 2 years ago
Robert Field Yes he is! But so are you bro! Your alil more extreme! In my opinion... Field trips Baby! Shout me out one day bro! I love your channel!
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Marty is the man!
pghdave420
pghdave420 - 2 years ago
1499$ we getting closer :) bout time another one was cheap. i almost bought a pilot pedal the one for 1800$ but glad i held off
pghdave420
pghdave420 - 2 years ago
thats cool.yea just nice to see competition on pedal yaks just means prices will come down :)
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
I know of another budget friendly option coming soon too. Look for an announcement.

30. comment for NEW Pelican Catch 130HD Affordable Pedal Drive Fishing Kayak | ICAST 2018

SoTexSmoker
SoTexSmoker - 2 years ago
Color scheme is the only issue for me. It looks like a 1970's RV with wood paneling. Solid colors would be great. Nice rig tho...
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
I’m sure they’ll have a couple options
The Fishing Family
The Fishing Family - 2 years ago
Pretty sure this will be my first kayak!
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Looks pretty slick. I know of another great option coming out in a couple months. Stay tuned for an announcement!
Darth Teabagger
Darth Teabagger - 2 years ago
When exactly 1500 became affordable ??
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Everything is relative. It’s the second cheapest pedal drive kayak on the market and the cheapest fin style pedal drive in existence by over $1,000.
cody kettner
cody kettner - 2 years ago
What's up Zoffinger! haha
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Marty’s the mann
Blake Fish
Blake Fish - 2 years ago
Any idea what the weight of the kayak is?
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
That’s usually the last thing figured out with new kayaks. Not sure yet
snaht1
snaht1 - 2 years ago
Please make inflatable version also please please...
snaht1
snaht1 - 2 years ago
Robert Field yea for 2000 dollars it's crazy ...
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
I doubt that will happen, but Hobie has an inflatable mirage drive boat.
joe rodriguez
joe rodriguez - 2 years ago
What’s the weight limit?
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Not sure yet.
Tony Miller
Tony Miller - 2 years ago
I like the idea of this. Looks like a nice coastal fishing kayak. Still, I haven't seen a nice fishing kayak that's affordable yet and this is no exception. $1500 isn't affordable for me and my shore/beach fishing friends.

I'd like to see some of the companies come out with a standard no holes/no add on for $400-$500. Then you could eventually afford it and add on as a diy as you save $15 a month by eating nothing but beans. Until the car breaks down anyway...
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
There are lots of kayak options at the $400-500 price range. Just not with pedal drives.
S Luis
S Luis - 2 years ago
How wide is it ?
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
33” I believe
Gunther Schubert
Gunther Schubert - 2 years ago
Marty!!!!
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
He’s the man!
Paul Harding
Paul Harding - 2 years ago
Affordable...... You must be smoking crack !
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
If I smoked crack it probably wouldn’t be affordable...
Somsong Charoenpon
Somsong Charoenpon - 2 years ago
Nice, I definitely gotta get one.
Joanna Mallory
Joanna Mallory - 2 years ago
Nice shark burrito
Cody Kelly
Cody Kelly - 2 years ago
Hate to be that guy but I work everyday and make good money but 1500 isn't that affordable wonder what the price of making those are not the boat but the drive system I just bought a 120 it was 850 so that being said how much does that run pelican up making the pedals
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
The pedal drive is where the cost is. This is the cheapest fin style pedal drive kayak on the market right now, so I called it affordable. Everything is relative, and I understand it’s still a lot of money. Lots of cheaper paddle options out there.
Joshua Galloway
Joshua Galloway - 2 years ago
Nice! I love the new features
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Looks pretty slick
krazed0451
krazed0451 - 2 years ago
$1500 is considered affordable for a piece of plastic you can pedal? Yikes!
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Yes, it is. It’s the cheapest one on the market.
Ray Kelly
Ray Kelly - 2 years ago
Great review. Love Marty & his channel. Very humble guy. Hope to meet you both one day. This kayak is on my bucket list!
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Marty’s the man!
Jason Smith
Jason Smith - 2 years ago
Totally going to wait for this to come out in Jan. I am actually using a Pelican paddle boat....like.. the side by side... About a 300lb setup I put together that I run around and in the market for a kayak. I decided that I want a pedal system but the $3000+ price ranges has me wondering if I should just drop that kind of money on a john, trailer, etc. I have seen for under that.... This hits a price range that makes it worth it to me.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Yeah, it’s exciting to see them all coming down in price
Vidal Baca
Vidal Baca - 2 years ago
I’m first time buyer and looking for a good Kanau and was wondering what the difference is between fin power and Propeller on a Kanau
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
I think the fin style is more efficient
Gr8 M9ds
Gr8 M9ds - 2 years ago
I wonder how heavy it’ll weigh in at. The Hobie is one fat hog to lift and load
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
It should be slightly lighter than the average rotomolded boat at this size. Still, I’d guess 70-75 pounds.

50. comment for NEW Pelican Catch 130HD Affordable Pedal Drive Fishing Kayak | ICAST 2018

Gr8 M9ds
Gr8 M9ds - 2 years ago
Like he said, Pelican knocked it out of the box, guess that means they have a way to go to get it out of the park.
Azzam HTS
Azzam HTS - 2 years ago
The king Marty
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Yes sir!
eijaz rasool
eijaz rasool - 2 years ago
Where we can buy this I m in Australia can any body let me know thx
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Look at the dealer list on Pelican’s website. But it doesn’t come out until January
jeff schnablegger
jeff schnablegger - 2 years ago
If this is the same Pelican company that makes coolers, id NEVER Buy from them. They came out Against the NRA and 2nd Ammendment and I Won't support a company that Does that!! If this isn't the same company, then looks like pretty neat stuff
jeff schnablegger
jeff schnablegger - 2 years ago
Don Anderson Ok Cool. Then I'd Buy one. Be Perfect to hunt Ducks out of
Don Anderson
Don Anderson - 2 years ago
Totally different company.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
I’m not sure if they make coolers or not
Scott Rensel
Scott Rensel - 2 years ago
I want one!
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Looks like a solid value
Les Boucher
Les Boucher - 2 years ago
Any idea when it will reach Australia, and how much it will be over here?
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
I don’t man. I’d look at Pelican’s dealer list to see where they have retailers in Aus
jmblakeney1
jmblakeney1 - 2 years ago
In Spongebob voice, “affordable”!
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Everything’s relative. It’s the least expensive fin style pedal drive out there by a good margin.
Andrew Ezinga
Andrew Ezinga - 2 years ago
Pedal drive kayaks are going to be much cheaper going forward. No more 3-6k$ BS
Jason Foster
Jason Foster - 2 years ago
Robert Field, this is good news even for die hard Hobie yakkers. Can’t wait to see a side by side comparison.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
I agree, I think they’ll all start going down a bit
Don Campbell
Don Campbell - 2 years ago
Bought two catch 120s . they are my first kayaks. My son and I fish in them twice a week and love these . I would like to try some others just out of curiosity but have no complaints. I might be saving some cash for a couple of these now.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
I did a review on the Catch 120 and was impressed, especially for the price
John Rich
John Rich - 2 years ago
Weight?
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Not sure yet
Mike Standerford
Mike Standerford - 2 years ago
Kinda tempting to a man of low wages that loves to bass fish...
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Definitely
Corey Miller
Corey Miller - 2 years ago
Pelican kayaks are just bottom of the barrel quality. Do yourself a favor and skip these.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
You definitely get what you pay for, and there’s a reason these are less expensive than other brands.
W Boring
W Boring - 2 years ago
Can it pedal in reverse? If not, it's a non starter.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Hobie’s patent on the reverse drive doesn’t expire until 2036
fusionstar916
fusionstar916 - 2 years ago
What world am i living in where a 1500 item is considered cheap
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Who said cheap?
Vere Absolutum
Vere Absolutum - 2 years ago
Paddle or peddle drive?
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Pedal
Chad Guendelsberger
Chad Guendelsberger - 2 years ago
One of the only features this boat seems to lack that Hobies do have is the horizontal rod storage in the hull. Correct me if I'm wrong. Very nice when you're under low cover.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
That’s one thing. It also doesn’t have reverse. There are more differences in terms of materials and features. Seems like a solid value though
Marty Harold
Marty Harold - 2 years ago
“Affordable” I literally can buy a kayak to get me where I’m going for $350. Ask yourself this question, do I really need to pay $1000+ for features?
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Your legs are stronger and have more endurance than your arms, so a pedal drive kayak allows you to go further, faster. It also allows you to keep your hands free to do things like fishing. Now, those capabilities may not be worth the extra $1,000 to you. Nothing wrong with that. But for some, it’s VERY much worth it, myself included. If it’s not for you, no big deal buddy.
MarkMCftrz
MarkMCftrz - 2 years ago
Oh wow. Only $1500 for a tub of plastic. The “affordable” in the title got me excited.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
There are lots of paddle kayak options
for much less if you want something cheap. If you want a pedal drive, this is about as affordable as it gets right now.
south97north
south97north - 2 years ago
What's the price tag looking like?
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Says it in the video... $1,499
Christopher Corsi
Christopher Corsi - 2 years ago
Bro. Not everyone can afford $1500. That’s pretty out of touch, to say the least
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
“Affordable” doesn’t mean “everyone can afford this.” That word would be meaningless if that were the case. This is the least expensive pedal drive kayak on the market. Everything is relative.
JSR
JSR - 2 years ago
Nice, competition is always good for consumers.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Yes it is
Francis Molloy
Francis Molloy - 2 years ago
Looks like hobie patents expired? Or is this licensed?
Gr8 M9ds
Gr8 M9ds - 2 years ago
Did you watch the video? That was addressed.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
It expired
Jerry Krabe
Jerry Krabe - 2 years ago
The only issue for me is this kayak won't be available until 2019 and I'll be buying my pedal kayak in the next month.
Brandon Kyle Mckibben
Brandon Kyle Mckibben - 2 years ago
Great stuff Rob I remember your catch 120 video. I will admit it was one of the reasons I bought it along with my budget, when I wanted to upgrade from my little 10 ft pescador. I simply just wanted to stand and have a nicer seat really. I still live my catch 120 its been a really great kayak actually. I added a skeg to help it track a little better. So now I’m interested in this new yak a little. Did you get to test paddle it? And if so what did you think about the drive? I had a friend that tested it and said it was hard to pedal compared to the hobie version but I think they may be biased.
Cole Ballard
Cole Ballard - 2 years ago
Awesome. The key is the price tag. 1500$ is reasonable for a great kayak. Otherwise you can buy a 14 ft aluminum on Craigslist for the same dam price.
Daryl Brookins
Daryl Brookins - 2 years ago
Omg.....im so glad to see it will be released soon.....Hobie is an awesome boat but it's to much money....cant wait till Jan to get one...Thanks for the info
Just Revenue
Just Revenue - 2 years ago
This is not budget friendly
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Everything’s relative
Headwaters Kayak
Headwaters Kayak - 2 years ago
Man that’s exciting. May have to check those out for the shop.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Looks like it could be a solid value
midwestfisherman
midwestfisherman - 2 years ago
What is the weight capacity?
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
I’m not sure and that’s usually the last thing a company figures out about a new boat
Kao Yang
Kao Yang - 2 years ago
Hobie patent expired!!!! Pedal Drive hit the market for other competitors..Sheeeshhhh....
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Yep
smokster0604
smokster0604 - 2 years ago
Well done Marty......
riner9
riner9 - 2 years ago
I need a new one
stylz1
stylz1 - 2 years ago
I like it.
Wet A-Line TV
Wet A-Line TV - 2 years ago
I really wish I could afford to get that. That would be pretty cool to be able to pedal rather than paddle. It would be pretty kool to do a review on it as well. But maybe one day.
Mike PATRIOT
Mike PATRIOT - 2 years ago
What is your honest opinion on this, is this yak off shore worthy?
Mike PATRIOT
Mike PATRIOT - 2 years ago
Robert Field fishes offshore in a Hobie frequently Panama and America. I was inquiring about the Pelican Catch with pedal drive.
Gr8 M9ds
Gr8 M9ds - 2 years ago
Mike PATRIOT - ive seen the Hobie used off the Oregon coast, but only off a jetty- never cutting the surf
nathan hausey
nathan hausey - 2 years ago
Is this guy the Christopher Walken of kayaking
C-PAT 21
C-PAT 21 - 2 years ago
How can you not have a hatch on the yak. Cmon pelican!!! Dropping the ball. Battery box for fish finder
seanfishingtexas
seanfishingtexas - 2 years ago
I'm getting one for sure!
Eric Keane
Eric Keane - 2 years ago
will these be available in Australia?
Jay
Jay - 2 years ago
I'm getting Two! Thanks for review
Загнивающая Америка
Загнивающая Америка - 2 years ago
I think the key question here is: how much this thing weights? I can fish inshore/offshore with my Slayer 10. It is very stable and comfortable. It is only 59 lbs, I can put it on my car roof rack alone with 0 effort. It is easy to store and easy to drug through the beach. If this kayak is > 70 lbs, no matter how cheap it is, I would rather add 700$ more and buy outback or slayer.
Don Anderson
Don Anderson - 2 years ago
Since the part where the drive locks down is an insert, they should offer a version that has a simple, non proprietary trolling motor mount there. They would crush the market with that. If they don't someone else will.
The Fishing Family
The Fishing Family - 2 years ago
Don Anderson that’s a great idea
George Sykes
George Sykes - 2 years ago
The price is 1499
Donald Lacy
Donald Lacy - 2 years ago
If the Z man likes it I will be looking at it. Thanks
Roman Warner
Roman Warner - 2 years ago
4:18 brook Crist and Vic from land shark fishing spotted!
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Love Vic, I did an episode with him back in February
Leo Ramirez
Leo Ramirez - 2 years ago
What's the weight limit
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
I’m not sure yet but I’ll ask
Wes Jones
Wes Jones - 2 years ago
I will definitely be keeping this one on my radar when I get ready to upgrade to a pedal drive down the road
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Seems like a good value
MangaOtakuAnime
MangaOtakuAnime - 2 years ago
YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
MrShmotz
MrShmotz - 2 years ago
Lol affordable
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Everything’s relative
Christopher Kitts
Christopher Kitts - 2 years ago
Does it have reverse?
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
No. Hobie’s patent on the 180 drive doesn’t expire until 2036.

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Wes_hopwizard
Wes_hopwizard - 2 years ago
Good on ya Pelican. $1400 is much more reasonable than what Hobie is asking.
Andrew Ezinga
Andrew Ezinga - 2 years ago
That's because of the patent they had. Pedal kayaks will keep getting cheaper now. If hobie keeps their high prices they won't be able to compete. Hobie makes great kayaks but they aren't that special besides the pedal drive - very ugly and boring designs for fishing in my opinion. I like feel frees kayaks the best.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
$1,499 but yeah
lojo.fishing
lojo.fishing - 2 years ago
dude I saw that kayak while I was there, I MUST try it out soon
Dylan VanBuskirk
Dylan VanBuskirk - 2 years ago
Whats the weight copacity
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Pretty slick
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Looks like a solid value
DeezRMyDays
DeezRMyDays - 2 years ago
Hope they sell it in California
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
They will
iluvpugstoo
iluvpugstoo - 2 years ago
Looks like an awesome Kayak ! Will the Pelican Catch 130HD be available for sale in Europe / U.K. next year ? Thanks Robert !
arabarran
arabarran - 2 years ago
Yeah, it would be nice to see this yak in Europe soon.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
I am not sure but I bet so. Pelican is worldwide. You could look for a dealer near you on their website
K C.P.
K C.P. - 2 years ago
It’s about time someone made an affordable one the first hobie I bought cost 3,800 this is a steal at that price thanks guys
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Well it’s about time because the patent just expired. Nobody was allowed to use this technology until now. Exciting stuff
Dawrongguy
Dawrongguy - 2 years ago
Glad you got to see Mr. Zoffinger good review! Might get one. Do they have 10ft or 11ft?
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Believe it’s just the 12.5 footer for now
David Baum
David Baum - 2 years ago
Too bad it's nowhere on the company website.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Right, because it’s not coming out for 6 months.
Greg Jackson
Greg Jackson - 2 years ago
David Baum: It's not available until Jan. 2019, according to the video.
Gary Ward
Gary Ward - 2 years ago
How does the drive look up close
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Looks identical to the Hobie drive in terms of design. Tough to tell about the materials
S Grzymkowski
S Grzymkowski - 2 years ago
Reverse with no reverse...If you really have a need for reverse, all you have to do is unclick the Drive Unit, pick it up turn it around 180° drop it back in and you have reverse for free!
Pappa Pace
Pappa Pace - 2 years ago
S Grzymkowski... not very practical while fighting a fish who is pulling you into the mangroves.
W Boring
W Boring - 2 years ago
Try doing that while you are reeling a fish in and your boat is driving into the trees......yah...
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Yeah. No reverse coming soon. Hobie’s patent on the 180 drive doesn’t expire until 2036.
GetOutTheHouseGoFish
GetOutTheHouseGoFish - 2 years ago
Great yak; it’s gonna put a hurt’n on Hobie
FlatsHatter
FlatsHatter - 2 years ago
Matt Reed , And that's what I want.
Matt Reed
Matt Reed - 2 years ago
FlatsHatter sweet my favorite color was the yak attack edition.
FlatsHatter
FlatsHatter - 2 years ago
Matt Reed , Yes they do up charge. But worth it to me. I want to do it so it will match some rods I'm building. It's a color they've done before but discontinued. And if I can't get the color, guess I'll have build different rod scheme.
Matt Reed
Matt Reed - 2 years ago
FlatsHatter Will do and I believe Jackson will for a up charge. I couldn't pick the color yet because they haven't released the color options yet. The dealer will be calling me within the next month or so to verify which colors they have.
FlatsHatter
FlatsHatter - 2 years ago
Matt Reed , awesome man , congratulations. Repost after you get it. Would love some impression info on it. Hoping to get one myself . But custom order color , hopefully JK will do it.
Matt Reed
Matt Reed - 2 years ago
FlatsHatter I just preordered one from a dealer near me almost bought the coosa Fd but really liked the big rig Fd so I pulled the trigger.
FlatsHatter
FlatsHatter - 2 years ago
I think most companies now are. Lot's of drive options out there. And much more affordable than a hobie. I'm in Florida see quiet a few yaks. And fewer hobies. Mainly because of price then weight. To me hobie is like a status symbol. Rightnow I'm looking into a Jackson Big Rig FD. I think that drive is done right. Automatic retract when it hits a object. Variable pitch prop. Easily accessible both on-off water. Secured in the hull , won't fall out in a roll over. And what most people want instant reverse. But that is my opinion.
IllinoisFlyFishing
IllinoisFlyFishing - 2 years ago
It should, their customer service has been depressing lately. I have a whole forum thread of BS.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
It could
Dustin Rhodes
Dustin Rhodes - 2 years ago
Is there a built in transducer mount?
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
I don’t believe so
Philip Spurway
Philip Spurway - 2 years ago
Can I get one in Australia
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
You’ll have to check Pelican’s dealer locator on their website
HydraYak Outdoors
HydraYak Outdoors - 2 years ago
Awesome vid! I got to check out that kayak at iCast as well and was very impressed with the construction and quality. Looks like a winner at the $1499 price point!
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Looks like a solid value
WILD YAKER
WILD YAKER - 2 years ago
Where can you order this kayak on January 2019?
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Pelican’s website or your local pelican dealer
Paul Lopes
Paul Lopes - 2 years ago
Great looking Yak and review!! #YouTheManRobert!!
Ji F.
Ji F. - 2 years ago
Can't wait for this model to come to market. I was seriously considering a Hobie Compass but this Pelican Catch a viable and more affordable option. I fish open Pacific Ocean so a reverse feature or lack-there-of not an issue for me. The drive technology already proven, and beaching much more convenient than a prop-drive system. My other affordable option was the Riot Kayaks Mako 12 the most affordable prop-drive fishing kayak. It's nice to see the tech war in kayak drive systems bringing the price down in these kayaks. My only problem is I live in Hawai'i so the shipping is a killer with Hobie being the only maker with peddle drive available locally on-island.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Are you sure there’s no Pelican dealer there?
Kevin Johnson
Kevin Johnson - 2 years ago
I would like a kayak that I can paddle in skinny water but still use for pedaling nearshore fishing. Do you think this would be close to what I'm looking for?
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Possibly. Can’t say until I get it on the water and see how it performs.
JvdBeast !!!!
JvdBeast !!!! - 2 years ago
Will it be availae in South Afrika
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Check Pelican’s website for dealer locations
JvdBeast !!!!
JvdBeast !!!! - 2 years ago
Still a bitt out of my price range beacause 1 dollar is 13,5 South African Rand
Jorne Lindberg
Jorne Lindberg - 2 years ago
id go with the perception pilot. all the pelicans seem like bottom is super thin plastic. pilot same price range
Jorne Lindberg
Jorne Lindberg - 2 years ago
was at local sports store fore 1300 so figured pry around 1500 new. still buy it for 300 more
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
And the Pilot is $300 more.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Many consider the fin style drive significantly superior to the propellor style, myself included.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Marty’s the man!
mrtoady2
mrtoady2 - 2 years ago
Ohh..the patent expired. That was my first question. My second is...can you throw in a mirage drive and have it work? And what is the fitted weight?
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
I don’t see why the Mirage wouldn’t fit. I’m not sure on the weight, and that’s usually the last thing for a company to nail down when working towards a final production model
The Musky Guys
The Musky Guys - 2 years ago
Now I can't wait to see all the new boats with the "mirage" drive on them! Sweet video man!
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Probably more on the way
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
It says explicitly in the video. Watch it.
Thystaff Thywill
Thystaff Thywill - 2 years ago
Pelican really has upped their game.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Agreed
Paul Savadin
Paul Savadin - 2 years ago
Or an option to reverse the controls.
Paul Savadin
Paul Savadin - 2 years ago
RUDDER CONTROLS ON BOTH SIDES!!!!! Just my recommendation if ya'll are still tweaking things before production
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
I’d contact Pelican with the idea on social. I don’t have any affiliation with them
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Love that guy
Trevor H
Trevor H - 2 years ago
I think I just found my first pedal-drive kayak.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Looks like a good value
PocketsJuicy
PocketsJuicy - 2 years ago
Fishing kayaks are overpriced change my mind
Chuck Farley
Chuck Farley - 2 years ago
Bluefin from a yak would be epic and on my bucket list!
FlatsHatter
FlatsHatter - 2 years ago
Truong Nguyen very true. I'm building a flats boat just for that reason. For lazy days and longer trips. Would love a CC but not in budget at the time. Also with no motor zones here in Florida. Yaks can get you to some really awesome spots.
Truong Nguyen
Truong Nguyen - 2 years ago
FlatsHatter gotta pay to play. im not going to fish for bluefin tuna from my hobie. ill save that for our center console. apples to oranges. i wouldnt fish back bays with my cc either
FlatsHatter
FlatsHatter - 2 years ago
Lmao. Way more than yak in gas. Plus when suck some line in to your lower unit. Yea buddy money pit time.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Everything’s relative. Buy a boat and you’ll spend a kayak filling it up with gas before long.
Jason S
Jason S - 2 years ago
Only thing I see that I dont like is theres no way to adjust the reach to the pedals for short or tall people.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
The pedals adjust, just like the mirage drive.
Mr CarCrazy
Mr CarCrazy - 2 years ago
Jason S the pedals adjust.
Chuck Peacock
Chuck Peacock - 2 years ago
First real look at the whole profile of the kayak. Should be interesting to see how it makes out as people use it. The finish looks a little like an old naugahyde couch though :) Robert, will you be doing a review of the new Riot Mako? That one has my interest, much sleeker design and even cheaper than the Pelican pedal kayak, also very high weight capacity as well. Nice review!
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
I glanced at it and decided to not do a walkthrough. It looks very cheap. You get what you pay for. I doubt that thing will hold up over very much time. But I could be wrong!
wellnowyourhere
wellnowyourhere - 2 years ago
Seems worth about $14.99 I'm sure every screw and nut won't strip and that two piece ....lol don't worry they never crack in half once its heated up enough times
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Pelican has sold more kayaks worldwide than just about anyone. If they all fell apart, they wouldn’t be in business. I’m not saying it’s of the same quality as the expensive brands, but I think you get what you pay for. Time will tell, though.
Greg Jackson
Greg Jackson - 2 years ago
Competition is a good thing, and Pelican is a well-made rig. My grandson has a Pelican Apex100 Angler, and it's a sturdy little rig.

As far as the Pelican fin drive not having reverse, hopefully everyone still carries a paddle with them.

The price point of this rig ($1499?) is a great deal.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Yeah, it looks like a solid value. No reverse anytime soon. Hobie’s patent on the 180 drive doesn’t expire until 2036.
Miguel Abad
Miguel Abad - 2 years ago
I like the hidden beer in 2’30’’!
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Hahah that was Marty’s, good eye
Don Anderson
Don Anderson - 2 years ago
This is a great review. Your Pelican Catch 120 review convinced me to by a Catch series kayak and I've been 100% happy with my decision. I went with the Catch 100 because I decided 80% of my fishing was more suited to the smaller Kayak. Based on my experience I had already decided I would buy the bigger Catch 120 for large waters, Camping trips, possible trolling motor mount etc. Now I'll wait for the 130 HD. The lack of reverse isn't really an issue to me. As a kayak fisherman who currently does not own a pedal kayak, my interest in the Pedal system is to cover water quickly and with less effort. With the open front on this Kayak, I would probably remove the drive system once I reached my fishing area, put it in the front to get it out of the way and use my paddle to maneuver the area. I might also use it to troll, but any maneuvering would be done with my paddle. There are several 700+ acre watershed lakes near me and this system would let me spend more time fishing and less time getting to those back coves. Plus getting back to the ramp in a head wind after a long day would be much less of a chore. Personally, the ability to instantly bring the flippers up flat against the hull in shallow water, is more important than reverse,
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Yeah the Catch 120 was a great value. Time will tell about this one. The lack of reverse isn’t a big deal to me either, and Hobie’s reverse drive has had serious mechanical and durability issues since it’s launch. Their original design was rock solid.
MJL productions
MJL productions - 2 years ago
Definitely skeptical but it looks cool but in my opinion if I’m gonna spend the money I would go with the outback but would still love to give the catch a try
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Yeah man, jury’s out til I get it on the water but it could be a solid value
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Haha yeah the reverse isn’t a huge deal
Brendan G
Brendan G - 2 years ago
Awesome video and break down as always! Hope we get to see your thoughts on the new old town pedal kayak as it looks super interesting.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Oh yeah it’s comin up!
Crazy Tightlines
Crazy Tightlines - 2 years ago
This is awesome, this will force yaks to go down in price without the loss in quality. I have an oldtown predator pdl13 and i love it but its too heavy and i wished i had waited till i found a hobbie compass since those are 60 pounds vs 112... I cant even load it on my car any more because the smallest mess up will damage my car greatly and i have a subaru impreza sport hatch back, i ended up breaking the top taillight from just letting the tip of the boat rest so i could catch my breath, i hope the next step is making these puppies lighter.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Yeah I think at the very least, if it does well more companies will try to offer something lighter and less expensive
ultimatejay
ultimatejay - 2 years ago
Like the idea of the rudder cables on the outside. My hobie broke a cable and I was screwed. Having said that I wouldn’t trade my Hobie for this kayak. This kayak has zero rod and hatch storage. I use my front hatch all the time to store all kinds of things. You roll this kayak in the surf and say bye bye to everything
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
I don’t think anyone would trade a $2,500 anything for a $1,500 anything. It certainly has less features, as should expected with this price tag.
Reel World Fishing
Reel World Fishing - 2 years ago
14.99$?? Is that true??
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
No, $1,499. Big difference
shawn emeigh
shawn emeigh - 2 years ago
Glad Hobie will have some competition now that their drive patent has expired. Love my rev 13, but the $2600 tag was absurd. Would not consider a yak without reverse though.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
They still have the patent on the reverse, so you’ll be stickin with Hobie.
Anthony Fortier
Anthony Fortier - 2 years ago
2019 can’t get here soon enough‼️
CMonsta
CMonsta - 2 years ago
These two guys inspired me to really pursue Kayak Fishing and YouTube... both awesome channels.
theoneuafter
theoneuafter - 2 years ago
CMonsta I know you weren't, I'm all about supporting up and comers. I see this as a community brother. Us fishermen have to stick together!
CMonsta
CMonsta - 2 years ago
Thanks. Wasn't trying to "fish" for subs -- but if you're subbed make sure you register for the Bass Pro Giveaway only a few days left. (Sorry for inadvertently hijacking your post Robert).
theoneuafter
theoneuafter - 2 years ago
CMonsta Subbed. Lets see what you got!
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Marty is the man!!
michael wilson
michael wilson - 2 years ago
Where did you get your shirt?
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
My buddy Rex Del Rey makes them. He has a sick channel on here too, look him up. For the gear I believe it’s livelivegear.com, if not just google livelive now
KennyP's Country Catfishing
KennyP's Country Catfishing - 2 years ago
Very cool!
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
I thought so too
Andy Sjostrom
Andy Sjostrom - 2 years ago
I'm sorry but $1,500 is not affordable for all users. in fact pelican's from what i been hearing is struggling to keep the company above water show the world a boat like this for under $500.00 and than you are showing people an affordable kayak with a peddle drive.all this thing is is another hobie.
Gregory Meyer
Gregory Meyer - 2 years ago
A decent bicycle cost $700.
Randy She
Randy She - 2 years ago
Andy, $500? Seriously? Tell us, just how much would it cost you to replace the contents of just one tackle box? I would like to be able to buy a 6-inch Rapala for $1.15, but I am a realist and know that this isn't 1965 anymore.
Ruben Mejias
Ruben Mejias - 2 years ago
800 to 1000 i could maybe see
Ruben Mejias
Ruben Mejias - 2 years ago
Andy Sjostrom yeah. 750 to 1000 more believable. a. similiar Hobie would easily be. 2000 plus
Alex Valenzuela
Alex Valenzuela - 2 years ago
Hahaha! That’s the dumbest thing I’ve heard in a while! A pedal kayak this quality for 500!?!? Can’t even find a decent sit on top for that much!! Bwahahaha!
Jason Harrell
Jason Harrell - 2 years ago
Yeah I agree that the fin drive is more efficient , but I'm not sure I would want that when the main purpose I do not have a boat and have a kayak is to maintain some form of fitness. If I was not fishing shallow marshes and did not care about being able to cast the shorelines all the time instead of having 20 to 30 second pauses between cast at times to readjust direction , then I would have fins instead. If I was on the Ocean , fins would rule over prop , if I was not fishing at all , then paddling only would be more want I would want. There is at least one drive on the market that uses a belt drive. Not sure how that would hold up season after season. Speed does not seem to be a factor on either side of the scale when in practical use. I know that if I am just cruising along the marsh or open water , I can literally travel for 12 miles in 8 hours without even breaking a sweat in either my Propel 13 , or my Radar 13.5. The efficiency of the fin drive on say the same distance , i'm not so sure its a huge difference , other than maybe the same work to get there in say a hour sooner? Obviously this is not deemed as practical use for most . Under practical use , the amount of work difference as you are describing as pertained to Physics of the work load to make each drive function is also impractical. What is Practical is which drive is better for you in the Environment you are in as well as the type of use you are requiring from the Kayak. Those are Practical factors , and in salt marshes that are greater than 2 foot to 4 foot and narrow passage ways at times , usually 10 mph winds or higher , I find the propeller drive to be overall more efficient than fins because of reverse on the fly alone. A different topic is stability , overall , only the PA 14 is as stable or more stable than any other pedal drive kayak but almost all pedal drive kayaks are more stable than anything else Hobie offers , EI revolution , sport , compass , outback. Layout on those is horrible compared to most pedal drive kayaks as well. Hobie is usually 1 1/2 to 2 times the cost of all pedal drives and now with this pelican 2 1/2 times the price for same stability. This will force Hobie to start thinking about shrinking that price tag more which for consumers is great. Who knows , maybe Hobie will come out with a Pedal drive instead of trying to reinvent the wheel again , they could have both options. They had a great run for 10 years and I take nothing from Hobie on the near shore aspect of fishing Kayaks , there is no better than them for the Ocean and 1 to 5 miles off the shoreline but I look forward to the competition tightening up on them over the next 2 years and the savings we will all see from it. I'm actually considering buying a touring kayak next for speed and distance , just for fun and carry a light array of fishing tackle.
thechosendude
thechosendude - 2 years ago
Jason Harrell - My generic comment was in reference to the Riot's 'Impulse Drive' specifically. There seems to be very little info/experience about it on the market; I'm guessing it's because their dealer network is so small, they're just not popular. In regards to propeller vs fin design, at the end of the day the difference is going to come down to the common usage advantages and faults you mention: reverse, clearance, weight, speed, entanglement, etc.

Now if we were to remove all these variables, hypothetically speaking, the fin drive is a more 'efficient' system...both mechanical loss and human workload. More surface area and slower speed is always going to be a more efficient propulsion design than a smaller surface area and higher speed, not even factoring in things like driveline loss from the bevel/conical gears, bearings, etc that prop drives need. As for pedaling, the back and forth motion of a fin drive recruits less muscles than traditional cycling style cranks on prop drives, meaning a smaller workload on the user.
Jason Harrell
Jason Harrell - 2 years ago
I have reservations about fin vs. pedal , I think both are equally as good as the other. Pedal drives have an easier reverse system , now , that might not make a difference if you are say in the ocean , but in marshes of 2 foot to 4 it is absolutely essential to be able to stop and go without having to lift a paddle once and adjust angle. This is where fins to me are cumbersome to use , I do not have to say pick a imaginary line to follow along the shore to make sure I do not run in to the bank , nor pick a paddle up to back up. I am fishing the entire time as i work down the shore with a jig or top water plug. Where fin is nice is its ability to be used in very shallow water without getting much grass on it , those slight little pumps back and forth with the fins close to the hull. That is nice for sure and one reason I could see owning one as we do have a lot of places I have to lift the drive to continue with a paddle. However , make no mistake , there is nothing generic about any of the pedal drives I own , they all are from major manufacturers and they each have a different advantages , some stick down further , have less pitch , more pitch , longer propeller , short propeller. They are far from what I would call being generic. If anything , the only generic drive on the market would be the pelican drive , as its a direct clone to the original made by Hobie , however , I would say there are some differences that make it stand on its own as well and thus , not generic. I will be excited to get one and try it out , but everything I've seen so far as a complete package and considering the entire kayak , layout and all , there is nothing I've seen that fills all those areas as well for me , than my radar 13.5.
thechosendude
thechosendude - 2 years ago
I was going to say that, the 12-foot Mako is $1300. Heck, even the 10ft Mako is still $1200... if you can find it. You have to compare apples to apples. I cannot comment on either hull or boat, because I've seen neither in person, let alone used it. However, the Hobie-style fin drive is almost certainly going to be a better pedal platform than a generic prop drive. The Catch 130 is going to end up in big box stores, so I'm sure there will be discount coupons/sales eventually coming for it, and you'll be able to pickup it up in person.
Jason Harrell
Jason Harrell - 2 years ago
Also , while this is true , that is for the 10 foot version , which is no comparison to this , which is 13 foot. The twelve foot model is 1399 on the Riot Mako. Personally I would still prefer to pay the extra 100 , get an extra foot for tracking and the more open deck space of the Pelican. After 3 years of fishing out of pedal drives , that deck space in front of my chair is like gold for gulp canisters , my little bear claw anchor , and if I have shrimp in a zip lock bag in front on me. I do not really like turning around or reaching back for everything constantly. Not taking anything away from Riot , I'm sure its a good Kayak but to put out a fin pedal driven Hobie style kayak that is wider and more stable and a better designed fin drive and do it for less than half the price , as well as a better deck layout than the revolution series. I mean that is making a very very bold statement to Hobie who have pretty much owned this market for years. I will probably be getting one for sure for my wife , its just too good of a deal to pass up on.
Kenny Wanlass
Kenny Wanlass - 2 years ago
The only pedal kayak I know of that is less expensive is the mako from riot kayaks. It also was released at icast and its msrp is $999. http://www.riotkayaks.com
Jason Harrell
Jason Harrell - 2 years ago
LOL , a pedal drive for 500? WTF man , wal-mart is barely below that with the top end models they sell and they are the biggest pieces of shit you could see on the water. 1500 is a great price even without reverse. Then you claim it to just be another Hobie? lol what Hobie have you seen for 1500 new , with a pedal drive? Hobie is over twice that price. I have no idea how you can compare this to a Hobie and then say that it needs to be 500 dollars and I'm guessing you feel Hobie should be 500 dollars also? WTF man , you are way way off.
thechosendude
thechosendude - 2 years ago
Andy Sjostrom - Never going to happen. You cannot even buy a decent sit-on kayak for under $500, nevermind adding the price of a pedal drive! While you can find an 'okay' sit-in kayak, like a OT Vapor 10 (albeit lacking many add-ons), there is no sub $500 sit-on that I'd trust in deep open water or coastal environments. All the big box store sit-on kayaks for less than $500 are essentially glorified kids kayaks, with paltry weight capacities. At that pricepoint they also all use molded seats (no dry seat) so your butt is constantly wet, and lack a lot of basic features (gear tracks, extra rod holders, etc) that you will have to spend money on. Poorly designed they feel unstable, have terrible placement of things like scupper holes, no molded handles, have molded foot rests, lack storage, lack rigidity and use very thin single layer HDPE, etc.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Highly doubt you’ll see a pedal drive kayak for under $500 that won’t fall right apart on you. You get what you pay for. It’s just not feasible without a drastic reduction in raw material prices and eliminating jobs to let robots build them. There’s also no way that would be possible and still price in dealer margins, so you’d have to pay shipping to get it to you, which would be another $200 on your price tag. I wouldn’t hold my breath.
Adam Hack
Adam Hack - 2 years ago
-1500 to 2000 dollars
KAW Movements
KAW Movements - 2 years ago
correct me if I'm wrong, but theres no reverse correct? hobies pattent is still active as far as I know
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Correct, their reverse drive is a separate patent that doesn’t expire until 2036 or so.
Jeremiah Giles
Jeremiah Giles - 2 years ago
A SWEET fishing kayak with pieces that DOESN'T cost $4k? Sign me up!!
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Haha
Shawn McMurray
Shawn McMurray - 2 years ago
Well, I'm hoping the Canadian price is pretty good as well. Thanks Robert for the low down. Shawn.
Nash Guy
Nash Guy - 2 years ago
I keep forgetting that the $1,499.00 is us dollars, so for canada that's going to put it at a price of around $1,900 to $2,000 range.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
It will probably be a bit higher, I think that’s usually the case?
egluera
egluera - 2 years ago
I’m sold. When can I pre-order?
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Don’t believe you can. They’ll hit dealers in January
East_Tex_Will
East_Tex_Will - 2 years ago
Will we be seeing a "Field Test"? @Robertfield
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
We’ll see!
beachamboys11
beachamboys11 - 2 years ago
I want this boat. And I've been wanting you and Marty to do a collaboration for a while now. Two of my favorite YouTubers!
theoneuafter
theoneuafter - 2 years ago
Ya definitely need a colab with Marty. You guys are the shizzle.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Marty’s the man!! We’re planning a fishing trip for the fall
EliasVFishing
EliasVFishing - 2 years ago
I’m amazed the amount of people crying about no reverse? Did everyone start fishing when reverse came out? The original 2011-2013 V2 drive was the most well constructed and reliable peddle drive I’ve ever seen. I’m on my third reverse drive already. My first V2 lasted me from 2011-2015 with minimal issues.
edm
edm - 2 years ago
You CAN do without reverse, but I love my Hobie compass with 180 (reverse) drive. It has come in handy many many times I'll never go back to a pedal yak with no reverse.
Roc Noir
Roc Noir - 2 years ago
More moving parts means more to go wrong. Never had any issues using the half paddle to back up when casting anyway.
Brandon Kyle Mckibben
Brandon Kyle Mckibben - 2 years ago
EliasVFishing Wow I tested a hobie at a demo and didn’t care to much for the pull cords to get it to switch into reverse.... I’m sure it was me but I felt like I need an instruction manual lol. But on that note you can take the original drive out and put it in backwards and pedal it and go in reverse. So in a way you do have reverse its just a real pain in the a$$ to use lol.
Winterocalypse
Winterocalypse - 2 years ago
EliasVFishing First world problems
cgmllr100
cgmllr100 - 2 years ago
Reverse is for people with poor planning skills.
IllinoisFlyFishing
IllinoisFlyFishing - 2 years ago
What issues are you having with the reverse drives? I’m curious to know as mine is 6 months old and rode hard. Can’t the older drives be flipped for reverse?
Rich Belfiore
Rich Belfiore - 2 years ago
Thank you EliasVFishing. I thought I was the only one. My kayak doesn't even have pedals. Reverse for me means sticking my paddle in the water. Never had and issue with this method.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
I had the same thoughts man. My reverse drive is currently sitting in my trailer broken two different ways, and I’m using my old faithful original drive from 2014 instead.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Yes, they copied the design.
Christopher Cooper
Christopher Cooper - 2 years ago
Awesome. January next year , i want one. Who do i contact.
Sam Kessler
Sam Kessler - 2 years ago
Walmart
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Contact the future homie, haha. No pre orders that i know of.
Dalton v
Dalton v - 2 years ago
Surprised to see how many people in the comments think a quality kayak should cost $200. If you haven't tried a quality kayak then you won't understand the difference between them and a Walmart special. It's night and day.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Right. We all want a top of the line kayak for pennies. I want a Lambo for $5,000. Mom always said “you can want in one hand and sh*t in the other, see which one fills up faster” hahaha
Fat Robs Fishing
Fat Robs Fishing - 2 years ago
Great price point for someone starting out!
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Agreed
B Tran
B Tran - 2 years ago
How much does it weigh?
Rich Belfiore
Rich Belfiore - 2 years ago
85 lbs without the drive in it. The drive adds about another 7 lbs
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
I’ll find out!
James Ireland
James Ireland - 2 years ago
Robert never disappointed always enjoy the content. Don't know why some doubt this or make the comment no reverse im not buying it lol. The reverse on Hobie is pretty new and so many don't even really use it or barely use it. Have a good weekend and stay safe Jimmy from Massachusetts
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Thanks Jimmy! Hobie’s reverse drive is a separate patent that doesn’t expire until 2036 or so.
Dbars19
Dbars19 - 2 years ago
TBH The day they make a kayak with a sun canvas so i dont die in the sun anymore and still be able to fish. Is the day i spend over 1grand on a kayak.
Butthole Tickler
Butthole Tickler - 2 years ago
You can buy a cheap Bimini top and cut it down to size and have an upholstery shop re size the canvas and you are good to go. Use a little creative thinking and I'm sure you'll come up with all kinds of options
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Hahaha bro check out Rex Del Rey’s channel and go back a few years, he made a SWEET rotating sun shade for his yak out of PVC. Awesome DIY video
Dalton v
Dalton v - 2 years ago
Dbars19 just get some uv clothing...easy
Fishing with SaviiiLopez
Fishing with SaviiiLopez - 2 years ago
Hey Robert what about going reverse.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
You’ll have to use your paddle. Hobie’s reverse drive is a separate patent that doesn’t expire until 2036 or so.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
It happens
kayaken -nc
kayaken -nc - 2 years ago
I love the idea but at the end of the day it's the old hobie drive in boat that will not last you can see the plastic is not a thick as a hobie. And for 1499 spend a little more and get a compass. Just saying you get what you pay for.
FlatsHatter
FlatsHatter - 2 years ago
Hobie will be old news in the near future. The competition now is everywhere. With much lighter yaks. Not to mention price. I personally like the Jackson drive myself. But that's me. I am also very impressed with this pelican. Can't wait to test drive one.
theoneuafter
theoneuafter - 2 years ago
Greg Jackson Ya thats true too. We get in the gulf on those burner days and I get over paddling real quick. Lol
Greg Jackson
Greg Jackson - 2 years ago
theoneuafter: Ditto on the Overdrive price, but I think (guesstimating) a lot of the upper-end drives are in that price range. I get into pretty skinny water so I'm sticking with my paddle, plus I like the benefit of the workout paddling provides.
theoneuafter
theoneuafter - 2 years ago
Greg Jackson I love my Lure, but the price of the Overdrive is insane and I definitely want a pedal drive.
I have some choices to make in January!
William Brandon Davis
William Brandon Davis - 2 years ago
I have a pelican that's 8 years old. $200 and I have over a thousand miles of travels on it. I beat the hell out of it and the plastic is strong and plenty thick. I get stuck on rocks and stumps, drag it on concrete, grass, dirt, etc. It's all scratched up on the bottom but doesn't leak. Only weighs 40lbs for a 10ft boat so I can portage it long distances on rough trail no problem. Try that with a Hobie at over 90lbs. And for over $2k why wouldn't you just buy a real boat. I own a 1978 16.5' ebbtide with a 140hp motor I only paid $2500 for.
theoneuafter
theoneuafter - 2 years ago
Greg Jackson not only that, I dont know anyone that intentionally drags their yak on pavement or hits oyster bars on purpose. There will be some rash but so what?
I have a Feel Free Lure 11.5 and am seriously considering selling it to get this.
I started on a lil Pelican trailblazer 100 and beat the hell out of that thing. It will still do what I need it to in the gulf.
This looks like a solid yak and we will soon see how many Hobie potentials take this route instead.
You cannot ignore that price. Its that simple.
Greg Jackson
Greg Jackson - 2 years ago
kayaken -nc: How are these Pelicans being used that you "...have always seen them not last..."?

As far as thickness of plastic, I'm not sure about the hull, but I installed a round hatch in my grandson's Pelican Apex100, and the deck mat'l was every bit 1/4" thick.
morgan ghetti
morgan ghetti - 2 years ago
kayaken -nc I dont understand comments like this. You've already formed an opinion on a boat youve never used.
Greg Jackson
Greg Jackson - 2 years ago
It all depends on how and where it's used and maintained.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Time will certainly tell how these hold up
Adam Hack
Adam Hack - 2 years ago
Compass comes with the old homie drive with the new drive being an upgrade option
EliasVFishing
EliasVFishing - 2 years ago
Compass is a pile
kayaken -nc
kayaken -nc - 2 years ago
Because I have always seen them not last. And you cant say that the plastic is not as thick as other boats.
James Ireland
James Ireland - 2 years ago
David Seymour Where are you getting that it won't last. I know plenty of people that have Pelican kayaks that beat the crap out of them and they're still going.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Hahahaha that was a moment I will NEVER forget! Will take me a bit to get to Montana but I’m on my way!!
Jeff Cachero
Jeff Cachero - 2 years ago
This by far was the best walk through of the kayak. Other channels seemed to have sped through explaining the details. Good stuff. Also didn't know that about the Hobie patent. So does this mean other companies can incorporate the mirage drive?
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Correct. It’s free market now. Thanks for the kind words and glad you found it helpful.
PRo Yo
PRo Yo - 2 years ago
thank you for this info robert i live in egypt and do kayak fishing.
i wanted to upgrade my kayak to a newer one and my first kayak to choose was a hobbie but then i realized it was to expencive so now i know what to get
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Yeah!
JUGoWATER
JUGoWATER - 2 years ago
"Affordable" kayak is $1500






at that point, i'll use my jetski to go fishing LOL
Jason Foster
Jason Foster - 2 years ago
Jason Harrell, If you were responding to me, I was referencing being able to find one If supply wasn’t keeping up with demand. I’m not concerned about cost.
Jason Harrell
Jason Harrell - 2 years ago
I got news for ya , when it comes to pedal kayaks , the price on this is not gonna drop for the next 5 years , if its close to the same as the hobie drive , maybe longer. Oh and I purchased my two with cash as well , but it was 2600 dollars and 2500 in cash.
Jason Foster
Jason Foster - 2 years ago
Yeah, and I’ll just buy a bass boat. They’re only $30K. Wait, gotta get the salt water version: $60k. Then there’s licensing fees, insurance, maintenance costs and damage to the environment. Look, people have to make a living and building these things costs money. Want a cheaper one? Build it yourself or buy used. Personally, I would save a $100 a month so by next year when demand for these drop off a bit, I could purchase one with cash.
Gen San
Gen San - 2 years ago
Мечта
Jason Harrell
Jason Harrell - 2 years ago
no thanks , unreliable , Jet Skis are just asking for you to get stranded , never ever been stranded in my Kayak and never will.
Greg Jackson
Greg Jackson - 2 years ago
Use a jet ski? Not where I fish. No gas motors allowed on any of the four locations around here. :)
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Everything’s relative. Use the jet ski bruh!
Dalton v
Dalton v - 2 years ago
JUGoWATER a good kayak is well worth it. Last forever. No maintenance. Ability to fish anywhere. Not a money pit like a boat.
Deer-the other red meat
Deer-the other red meat - 2 years ago
Been looking and looking for the right kayak at a good price......thx
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Could be it!
Kostaki Gogos
Kostaki Gogos - 2 years ago
Hey Rob, I would really like to hear your thoughts and feelings about the the pros and cons and vs on hobie style drives and prop drives. I have a feelfree lure that I love and am considering getting the overdrive for, but at 1200 bucks it's worth considering a whole new boat! If you had time to make a video or even a post I think we'd all appreciate it as you have a lot more experience and time with these boats. No one wants to make an expensive wrong purchase! Haha. Thank you and keep up the great content man.
theoneuafter
theoneuafter - 2 years ago
Kostaki Gogos I too have a Lure 11.5 and want the overdrive. But for the price of that, I can have this whole new yak instead.
I'm seriously considering selling it for this when it comes out. We will see what happens when they start hitting the water.
thechosendude
thechosendude - 2 years ago
Robert Field - For speed, are you talking the longer turbo fins, or V1 mirage drive like this has?
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Here’s the abridged version of my opinion: the fin style drive is faster and more efficient. The prop drives are easier to reverse with.
Issac Perez
Issac Perez - 2 years ago
Do you know if any of the hobie drives can be fit into the same spot? Say if you bought a hobie drive with the reverse option, and put it into the catch 130HD?
Issac Perez
Issac Perez - 2 years ago
Robert Field thanks for the reply! Awesome vids man!
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
I believe it would fit.
Tyler Willix
Tyler Willix - 2 years ago
The two greatest you tubers ever!!!!!
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Marty’s the man!!!
Russell Henry
Russell Henry - 2 years ago
you should do a video with marty .....lots of great fishing around tampa
Russell Henry
Russell Henry - 2 years ago
+Robert Field good to hear robert
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
We’re talking about it in the fall!
DCD 1972
DCD 1972 - 2 years ago
I've had a catch 120 For about 4 months now. I've been on the water every weekend because of pelicans price point. Can't wait for the catch 18'. This with a Lawrence bad ass depth finder one big battery 60 pound trolling motor with GPS auto guide
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
I did a review on the Catch 120, I was impressed. Great boat for the price
J Corr
J Corr - 2 years ago
Robert, I always look forward to your icast content. More walk throughs and product reviews coming from I cast I hope?
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Yes sir!! Another one tonight and more on the way
lewis sharp
lewis sharp - 2 years ago
Nice to hear about this , I have rejected kayak fishing due to price so far, I'm frugal, even people with used boats want all their money back when they try to sell.
lewis sharp
lewis sharp - 2 years ago
Warren Miller said if you don't do it today you will be at lest one day older when you do.
Chad Hoover
Chad Hoover - 2 years ago
And everyday you don’t do it is a day of your life that you can’t get back. Just do it and you wont regret it.
lewis sharp
lewis sharp - 2 years ago
I'm not the official on the product but it is Half the price of the Hobie mirage drive and other pedal Kayaks, this one you adjust the distance of the pedals away from you not the seat as it is stationary.
westsidewil
westsidewil - 2 years ago
I’d love to get a pedal kayak but this far the cost is beyond what I am willing to spend. This looks like an alternative that I’d be willing to consider. Being 6’3”, is the seat adjustable enough to accommodate my height? Thanks.
M Maldonado
M Maldonado - 2 years ago
lewis sharp that is true
Daniel Mahoney
Daniel Mahoney - 2 years ago
Lewis check out Marty's early videos he started with a cheep Kayak and turned it into a fishing machine. He did it on a very tight budget.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
More budget friendly options from ICAST coming soon, editing as fast as I can
James Ireland
James Ireland - 2 years ago
lewis sharp Don't let anything stop you I have seen plenty of good deals out there .
Swagtrooper625
Swagtrooper625 - 2 years ago
My two favorite fishing guys together in one vid.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Marty’s the man!!
Silbaugh4liberty
Silbaugh4liberty - 2 years ago
I'M GETTING ONE!!
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Available January
Philip Stempien
Philip Stempien - 2 years ago
Hey Robert, Just a video idea (I really want to see it too) Make a kayak tour of your own 2018 kayak. I just got a wilderness ride x 130 and fully decked it out so I would want to see yours compared to mine, and see if mine can go for some more unique upgrades that yours may have. :)
Philip Stempien
Philip Stempien - 2 years ago
Oh, shoot! I forgot about those yeah ill have to brush up my knowledge and go check them out and dhow you rig your kayak for recording because I just started a mini-channel myself and am hoping to take out my kayak with my GoPro. And I may or may not have a very similiar chair to yours.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
I just did a video on how I rig my Wilderness Radar 135 a couple months ago. Did you see that one?
MakoCOD
MakoCOD - 2 years ago
Hobie > If you want a Lamborghini buy a Lamborghini, dont settle for something cheaper
FlatsHatter
FlatsHatter - 2 years ago
Hobie will be in financial strain soon. No way can they put out a product to compete. They tried and well , you can still buy a nicer yak from someone else for maybe slightly more or definitely less. The sub 2k yak looks like a wally world yak with their drive in it. I'll stick with Jackson myself.
tully0000
tully0000 - 2 years ago
MakoCOD I couldn’t agree more.
Butthole Tickler
Butthole Tickler - 2 years ago
As someone who normally fishes on a 24 ft boat but wants to get into a yak for solo trips once in a while I'd much prefer this to the expense of a hobie being that it's not my primary means of fishing. Great option to see if you will like yaking
Jadiel 254
Jadiel 254 - 2 years ago
It's just a kayak man.. calm down
Thystaff Thywill
Thystaff Thywill - 2 years ago
MakoCOD A hobie weighs a lot too. Many guys want to get in small creeks, and no one wants to drag 100+ lb. Yak.
Headwaters Kayak
Headwaters Kayak - 2 years ago
SMH
MakoCOD
MakoCOD - 2 years ago
sounds like the wife is the problem, not the kayak
East_Tex_Will
East_Tex_Will - 2 years ago
Don't need a Lamborghini, just a pedal kayak that doesn't require a "angry wife sized" loan to purchase. If you can, that's awesome and congrats. They're great boats (from what I can tell).
J Corr
J Corr - 2 years ago
I also like the fact that these new pedal boats are lighter than the PA. The PA is a great stable platform but hauling one around and launching is a pain in the ass. 120 lbs + gets old real quick. I like mine but it’s not all that and a bag of chips.
Dalton v
Dalton v - 2 years ago
Hobies are way to expensive for what they are. Good kayaks, but not THAT good. They have competition from many companies now. They did it first, that's what you're paying for.
James Ireland
James Ireland - 2 years ago
MakoCOD Typical Hobie snob
J Corr
J Corr - 2 years ago
I own a PA 14, i was not excited about the price when I bought it. I’m excited about this Pelican. It’s more in line with what these pedal boats should cost.
hogbelly fishing
hogbelly fishing - 2 years ago
Great vids your the man nice yak, plz pin this and share this, help a wonderful woman gofundme search (Steve clair help a disabled woman's ) thank you god bless
hogbelly fishing
hogbelly fishing - 2 years ago
Robert Field ty favorite YouTube star out there keep up the awesome work
hogbelly fishing
hogbelly fishing - 2 years ago
its me thanks
its me
its me - 2 years ago
hogbelly fishing Nice grammar.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Thanks and best of luck! I’ll check out the campaign
Bri B
Bri B - 2 years ago
No reverse, no thanks.
Bri B
Bri B - 2 years ago
Robert Field I said no reverse, no thanks. You responded by saying that opinion was "silly". Who is obnoxious again?
Don Anderson
Don Anderson - 2 years ago
Lighten up Francis. Laughing.
Bri B
Bri B - 2 years ago
Aww, did I make you cry with my different opinion? Off to your safe space, now.
Don Anderson
Don Anderson - 2 years ago
Apparently Bri's only interest is in sitting on his butt and going backwards. I've seen his same comment in every Pelican 130 review.
Bri B
Bri B - 2 years ago
Wow, I guess everyone should do everything like you.
Bri B
Bri B - 2 years ago
But when Hobie updated their drive, they added reverse. When TV came out, it didn't have color. When cars came out, they didn't have auto transmission.
James Ireland
James Ireland - 2 years ago
My brother never uses his reverse if you're basing your decision on that good luck. When Hobie came out they didn't have reverse that pretty new some of the comments on here about the reverse lol.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
I do this stuff for a living and I use reverse about 0.7% of the time I’m on the water. Worth a 70% increase in price? Im definitely not saying all else is equal between this Pelican and Hobie kayaks, but if that’s your ONLY consideration, I think you’re being silly.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Hahah yikes, that bad?
R Solomon’s
R Solomon’s - 2 years ago
No more cheap kayak , still stuck with my fixcador Pilot by perception
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
But the drive is.
J Santiago
J Santiago - 2 years ago
Does it have scupper holes?
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Of course. All sit on top kayaks do (I think?) And the drive hole acts as a big scupper also
Monty Craig
Monty Craig - 2 years ago
Robert Field, and Marty Zoffinger!!! Two of my favorite You Tubers living the dream. I only have one request for you to take back to Pelican, please configure some way to do a through hull install of a transducer. Thanks guys!
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Marty is the man!!! Love that dude
Coop W
Coop W - 2 years ago
Interesting kayak. lookin like it doesn't have reverse or am i wrong. great price point though. thanks for the info. Peace and be safe out there.
Francis Ramp
Francis Ramp - 2 years ago
Coop W
Reverse is overrated. I've had a Native with reverse. I've had a Revo 11 without it. Just turn 90° quickly and the fish can't pull you. I've always been able to circumvent the need. For $1500 it looks like a great boat. Hands free, comfortable seat, wide enough..... 13' is a little bigger that I like. My preference is short and wide. I had the 38" wide and 10'2" long Native (discontinued). I loved the boat. I didn't like the prop peddle.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
You’ve always been able to do that with any Hobie. It’s not very efficient though. At some point, just grabbing your paddle and paddling backwards is easier.
K Nguyen
K Nguyen - 2 years ago
Hobie compass doesn't come with reverse standard either.
James Ireland
James Ireland - 2 years ago
I heard if you pop the drive out and turn it around you can pedal in reverse.
Reel Yakin
Reel Yakin - 2 years ago
Robert Field Hi Bobert!!!
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
It does not have reverse
Reel Yakin
Reel Yakin - 2 years ago
chris reumont true you can do that. It just pushes water the other way and let's you reverse. But youd have to flip it around again to foward.
chris reumont
chris reumont - 2 years ago
Coop W in one video they were say you could pull it out and put it backwards to get reverse.
Reel Yakin
Reel Yakin - 2 years ago
Coop W no reverse due to the drive design being Hobies old patent design. The new mirage with reverse is a whole new patent so noone can use it till that one expires.
newengland jay
newengland jay - 2 years ago
where's the 10.6 version?
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Coming, perhaps? I’ll ask and see what I can find out.
dan mcgowan
dan mcgowan - 2 years ago
i don't see rev. any time soon
James Ireland
James Ireland - 2 years ago
Robert Field Someone tested on the water there at Icast think it was Diy kayak or something like that. And if you pop the drive out and turn it around you can pedal in reverse I think.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
The reverse drive is still patented by Hobie
Heath Panganiban
Heath Panganiban - 2 years ago
Solid walk through.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
I love you
Evilliboba
Evilliboba - 2 years ago
Welp... That is on the wish list.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Haha
Jonathan Scavelli
Jonathan Scavelli - 2 years ago
That's sick man fuck hobie 3500 now u can get the same thing for less then half
Jonathan Scavelli
Jonathan Scavelli - 2 years ago
Plus I know that pelican is prob 80 pounds lighter I like getting into the places where the big boats can't so for me personally I would take this over the hobie
Jonathan Scavelli
Jonathan Scavelli - 2 years ago
Robert Field I'm just saying in terms of the pedal drive that's all obv hobie are a sturdy good boat
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
I wouldn’t say it’s the “same thing,” as Hobie truly puts top quality materials and engineering in their boats. You get what you pay for. BUT, if you’re looking for a fin style drive and can’t afford $2,500+, this is a solid option
Lyrith
Lyrith - 2 years ago
I'm liking it, would make a good addition with my 2017 ocean kayak trident 13 angler
Lyrith
Lyrith - 2 years ago
Robert Field you got one? Or used the newer ones? I love mine
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
The Trident is a sweet yak!
MrTatts64
MrTatts64 - 2 years ago
You guys must be queueing up to get an interview with Marty. Seen at least two others today.
Nice video, thanks Rob.
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Marty is the man!! Love that guy. So many people that have gained his notoriety get a big head and forget about the “little people.” Marty is as humble as they come. The world could use more influencers like him.
isoplus3513
isoplus3513 - 2 years ago
Marty!!!
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
He da real MVP.
Panfish
Panfish - 2 years ago
Agree!!!
Aliex Fishing
Aliex Fishing - 2 years ago
thats right :) can't wait for his kayak business to open
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
He’s the real deal man. Even cooler in real life than in his videos.
Finesse Fishing
Finesse Fishing - 2 years ago
First
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Thanks for watching!
Collin Brister
Collin Brister - 2 years ago
It’s a cop
Collin Brister
Collin Brister - 2 years ago
No haha it means, it’s a buy for me. Something a broke college kid can afford!
Greg Jackson
Greg Jackson - 2 years ago
Robert Field: Maybe he means "copy" concerning the pedal drive?
Collin Brister
Collin Brister - 2 years ago
Cop as in, it’s a “buy” hahaha
Robert Field
Robert Field - 2 years ago
Huh

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