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 Posted: Fri Nov 10th, 2017 05:22 am
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Moztoppie
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Time for the Toppie to make life a little easier for myself.

With Malboer in the Market for a PF 575 I'm worried that I will now totally stay behind.

Still not very sure if I must go for the Fisha 460 or Pro Fisha 575 not looking at cost.

My problem is being a "light weight"(68 kg x 1.68 m) I'm being bullied by the waves due to the perfect boyence of my Pinnie. I haven't got the punch nor the speed behind me.

Maybe with the broader Fisha 460 I might have the same problem and the "sleeker" Pro Fisha will be better ????:dban:

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 Posted: Fri Nov 10th, 2017 09:34 am
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Malgas
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Hi MozT

If you want something more robust consider the Fisha500. Has the stability of the old Evo 495, but is a lot lighter and turns easier with the PF-type rudder. Also lots of wet well space (PF's are quite narrow and easily congested).

I use a PF 525 currently and am happy with it but find it requires constant balancing in rough conditions, I can only think that this would be more prevalent in the PF 575. You may lose a bit of speed going for the Fisha500 but in terms of wave punching and stability it's probably a more functional ski?

One thing to confirm with the Fisha 500, does it ride waves in ok? The old Evo 495 used to plough in a bit - "nosedive" on a steep wave-and I am not sure if the new design has solved this?

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 Posted: Fri Nov 10th, 2017 10:59 am
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Hi MozToppie,

I agree with Malgas, the Fisha 500 is a great option. In fact, I've not heard of a single person that is not happy with there's. Stealth have stuck a good balance here between stability, lightweight and good storage space.

I had a PF525 and it is a great boat but hatch space is no where near to the Pini. This is where the Fisha 500 wins. With the PF475, you are going to be even more limited with space.

I have been told by many guys that the PF575 is actually more stable then the PF525 and PF475. The longer nose allows you to "cut" through the waves alot easier then some of the smaller models and additional length also helps with storage issues. The PF475 does however have the weight advantage with us smaller okes ;)

Bottom line is that if you are going to be paddling longer distances and pull lures, then the PF575 is an excellent choice. Otherwise, the Fisha 500 will be great with live baits and pulling the odd lure here or there. Having paddled a pini, I think that you might find the fisha 500 surprisingly faster.

See if you can organise to try both boats out and decide then. Good luck!

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 Posted: Fri Nov 10th, 2017 02:34 pm
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Malgas
Thank you for super advise and taken to heart.

Stealth mentioned a better "Rocker" on the PF 475 for better surfing abilities...???
Well I am a nose dive pro on my Pinnie ... When packing up behind the breakers I usually tell Malbooer he must go and find a soft spot for me to fall...:woohoo

The Fisha 500 is a flag ship and excellent but I am concerned that I will have the same problem as on the Pinnie..To much stability..(What a nice problem to have)

For my weight and length I am considering the Fisha 460 and with the same width as the Pinnie maybe the same stability although some reviews state it not to be a good surfer…but it is faster and and have more glide…and the design allows for better wave punching.

It only weigh 23.5 Kg std and I might be able to roof it all by myself on my Discovery..

I really appreciate your input thanks a lot….

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 Posted: Fri Nov 10th, 2017 03:24 pm
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Hi Bijen

Thank you for a highly valuated input...

Yes, us smaller oakes are bullied by rougher surf but have the advantage of lower centre gravity...Thus, what is not stabile for some bigger guys is super stabile for me..
The weight advantage is a huge plus…Loading that heavier Pinnie is a mission.
And therefore I am not worried to find the PF 475 unstable….although It is said to be tippy ???
Moz waters is variable…some days you need to paddle like mad with lures and Daisy chain and the next you catch a hatch full on drift…
For sure I will make a big effort to test all three Kayaks Fishas 465, 500 and PF 475

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 Posted: Mon Nov 13th, 2017 03:48 am
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Hi, I have a PF 475, love it, and it fits in my garage.

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 Posted: Mon Nov 13th, 2017 05:43 am
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plonker wrote:
Hi, I have a PF 475, love it, and it fits in my garage.

Hi Plonker

Many thanks, Being one of the lucky ones with unrestricted storage space on the farm, length is one of the factors that I did not put high on the importance list but certainly will come in handy whilst loading and will be more revelant to my ability.

Surely the reviews on the PF 475 is excellent all around the world, especially for my weight and size..

I am spoiled with the Pinnie's storage and two back hatches, but the proofed speed and manuvarebility of the PF makes it the better choice... I am tired of being bullied by rough surf and wind.

I am very eager to test drive the Fisha 460 and PF 475.
(I am due for a trip to Durban);)

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 Posted: Mon Nov 13th, 2017 09:30 am
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I have enough storage for all my rods and safety equipment. I limit what I take fishing, otherwise you end up taking equipment you never use. oh, and it has a carbon fibre rudder and hatch cover.;)

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 Posted: Mon Nov 13th, 2017 11:52 am
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plonker wrote:
I have enough storage for all my rods and safety equipment. I limit what I take fishing, otherwise you end up taking equipment you never use. oh, and it has a carbon fibre rudder and hatch cover.;)

It is a lovely yak...Mind made up 99%
Now only to convince the "bank manager":X:X:X:X and decide on fish finder.(Hook 3 or 4) and then hopefully Brett has got one in stock..!

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