North Wales Kayak Fishing

The fatyak kaafu

The fatyak kaafu is the latest kayak from ocean mouldings
The official Specifications are as follows
Length = 3020mm
Width = 770mm
Height = 300mm
Weight = 24kgs
Capacity = 130kgs

The standard fatyak kaafu Kayak Includes
2 x hatches
2 x paddle parks
1 x drain plug
Deck Loop Fittings

This is my review of the new 2011 The fatyak kaafu.

The first thing you notice as you take it out of the bag is the superb moulding and fittings they are all of the highest standard the kayak has sleek and stylish lines with 4 moulded in carrying handles so it’s a breeze to move around and put on the car on your own

 

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The positions of the handles need special mention they are superbly positioned and balanced for easy handling and transport there are 14 various loop style fixtures each one is securley attached via brass moulded insert and stainless steel hex bolts.

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The cockpit has 2 large rubber hatches which stayed dry during our tests.
 we put some tissue paper in each hatch when we inspected them 5 hours later there was no water ingress at all.
Each hatch has a moulded in deep bowl really handy for car keys mobile phones ect

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The rear well has a handy defined ridge around the top and bungee cord straps for crates ect
A Paddle keeper is also included on both sides

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Each of the flush mount rod holders have rounded moulded bottoms and a rubber cap and gasket so no chance of any water leaking in through these rod holders

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All the fittings use a captulated brass sealed bottom insert and stainless steel hex bolts

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The cockpit layout is well designed with plenty of leg room an easy to reach and access hatch and folding loop fixings so you won’t catch your hands while paddling.
on the centre console  there is a raised rectangle area with thicker plastic for a Scotty rod rest to be fixed if desires in front of that there is also another raised  mounting area for a fish finder to be mounted

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the bow has an upward curl to it this helps to ride the waves and keep the water outside the kayak

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On the hull you can see all 6 well defined scuppers the sharp chines of the kayak and a raised skeg area this really helps with the tracking of the kayak .
the front 2 scuppers are deep enough to allow a transducer to be fitted in to them

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The fatyak kaafu is a superb kayak with lot’s of cleverly designed features on our tests we found it a very dry ride the only water we had in the cockpit area was from paddle drip’s the hatches were dry and fixtures well placed .
The kayak tracked well and paddled really easily this is a very responsive kayak it’s also very easy to handle and put on the roof rack due to the fixed balanced handles. the recommended retail of the bare kayak is around £300 so this is a very affordable option and sure to become a favourite amongst us kayak anglers