The all new Predator 13 from Old Town has been completely engineered - below and above the waterline - to deliver the perfect platform for fishing and on-water sporting. Old Town Pro Staff examined seating, rod placement, paddle holders and total "fish-ability" and incorporated it all into this revolutionary boat. The Predator 13 is designed to handle larger bodies of water like lakes, bays, and coastal areas. It is outfitted with the Element seating system, featuring 3 seating positions for traveling, fishing, and standing up. The slip-resistant Exo-Ridge deck ensures that you and your gear stay dry and secure. The side-mounted paddle storage, dual tackle holders, center console with Mod Pod Cover, dual-tip rod holders at the bow, side-mounted retainer bungees, molded paddle rest, removable mounting plates, Humminbird Transducer scupper, and a large bow hatch with the Click Seal cover make this the ultimate fishing kayak. The Predator 13 alters the playing field and provides a more personal connection to your environment - and the battles that take place there. You just may find the closer you get to the water, the further you can take your game.
|Length:||13 ft 2 in / 4.01 m|
|Width:||34 in / 86.36 cm|
|Weight:||86 lb / 39.01 kg|
|Capacity:||425 lb / 192.78 kg|
|Leg Room To Peg:||48" / 122 cm|
|Leg Room - Total:||52" / 132 cm|
|Number of Paddlers:||1 - Single/Solo|
|Type of Kayak:||Sit on Top|
I wanted to get at least a half dozen outings on this kayak before writing and I can now say I love this thing. I've never owned a kayak before so I have nothing to compare it to, and was unable to test drive before buying so I did tons of research first and made the best educated choice I could, and I don't regret it. I did get to see and touch one at a shop but they didn't have a pond to try out. This is a big heavy beast and with my lower back, I knew I wouldn't be hoisting it on top of my 4Runner so I opted for the Trailex trailer. Another great choice. I decided my biggest needs were comfort, space and stability in that order. The seat is every bit as comfortable and awesome as everyone else has said it is. Some have mentioned they don't like the fact that the seat isn't removable for transport, fair enough, but nothing that one bungee strap won't fix. Space wise, I'm hoping to pack it for some overnight sand bar camping here in the Ozarks and this thing has tons of room. Stability wise, this thing is great. I have stood a few times but haven't mastered it yet. I'm a little top heavy myself so maybe if I fix that problem, I won't be so wobbly standing. I'm thinking about adding the stand up tower to add to it. I'm exclusively a fly fisherman so I haven't cluttered the deck out with a bunch of stuff as it just gets in the way of my fly line, but I did add a Sea Lect anchor trolley on the side and that is a must for all the lake and pond fishing I do. Overall a great kayak for my needs. It paddles fine and seems to track well. I need work on my paddling and that will get better. Granted you're not going to win any races in it, but it's a cruiser, not a racer.
I love my Predator 13! My wife and I paddled as many boats as we could for 6 months trying to make a decision. She went with the Jackson Coosa HD, (a great boat). It all came down to personal preference. I like the Predator seat system, rod pod, and molded handles. It is the most stable boat I paddled. Its primary use is river and lake fishing. Been in it every weekend since my purchase. I'm 6'0" , 214 lbs and can stand up in river currents and fish all day. I hope this helps.