North Wales Kayak Fishing

Galaxy kayaks

Galaxy 2+1 TANDEM DOUBLE SIT ON TOP FISHING KAYAK

This is my review of the Galaxy 2+1 Tandem Sit On Top Fishing Kayak
Firstly the official specs

•5 mm Polyethylene skin
•Roto moulded (no joins or seems)
•Paddle/Rod Parks
•Padded Seat Wells
•8 Drainage hole with scupper plugs
•Drinks Holder
•2 Water proof Hatches including dry bags
•4 Carrying Handles
•Weights and dimensions, Length 3.7m width 0.8m by depth 0.4m weight 33kg
•Maximum user weight 320kg or 50 stone

The first thing you will notice when you unpack this kayak is that the kayak comes as a package so there are all sorts of extra goodies paddles, deluxe seats, rod mounts, tackle boxes, hatch bags, scupper bungs ectt the plastics mouldings and fixings are of the highest quality this kayak is quite different to all the other tandems in its mouldings and fittings I will explain as the review goes on

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Looking at the kayak from the front you can see the sleek and stylish lines it has 4 carry handles one at each end and a balanced pair in the middle this helps with loading and handling


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Looking from the rear of the kayak you can see the back is slightly raised this serves several purposes firstly it allows the rear paddler that little extra height so he can see what’s happening in front of the kayak secondly it disperses the water from any wake as you are paddling along and pushes it away from the rear tank well

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The rear tank well has a cris cross bungee system with 2 centre un-hooking posts this is done to make fixing a crate or cargo easier and quicker than trying to squeeze it under the bungee this is a very secure method of carrying cargo

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The rear paddlers cockpit area is superbly designed giving a spacious feel to it in the centre there is a raised moulding on this raised moulding there is an 8 inch centre hatch a rod mount and a cup holder being raised helps to keep any water from entering these things and making it a dry area with so many flat surfaces here it is ideal for mounting additional things like compass. Gps. fish finder ect

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The front paddler also gets the star treatment in this kayak loads of leg room an 8 inch centre hatch a multi adjustable rod mount and rest and a moulded in bottle holder again all these things are on a superb raised area there are even a couple of forward facing flush mounts which you can reach easily without over stretching

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Each of the deluxe seats fit in to a slightly raised area which is shaped to support the back of the legs and each have 2 scupper holes and drain channels to dispel water quickly the seats attach via nylon and stainless steel pad eyes which are short profile this means you don’t have long seat straps in the way while your fishing and paddling the stainless pad eyes are secured via stainless steel hex bolts which fix to capsulated brass block nuts what this means is they are very strong and watertight

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There are 4 flush mount rod holders fitted to this kayak these are attached to the kayak using marine grade tri fold rivets and are fitted using a rubber gasket and cap all 4 rod holders are fitted using silicone to get a solid watertight seal

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In the centre of the kayak there is a moulded seat area this has several uses firstly as a child seat secondly by putting one if the seats in this large space it becomes a great single seated kayak with the paddler sitting in the centre this becomes a super stable platform and very easy to paddle solo

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The deluxe seats come with rear zipped storage bags and brass snap locks

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The hull of the kayak has well defined lines this helps to keep the kayak straight when paddling there are 8 scupper holes each have a shaped outlet this allows the water to run out quickly and quietly

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This is a superb tandem kayak the fixtures and mouldings are ideally placed for fishing.
when paddling this kayak it glides through the water and the addition of the large centre moulding allowing it to be paddled solo is a superb addition it is a very stable platform and spacious plenty of room for all your fishing tackle this kayak package has a retail of £399.00 I feel this is excellent value