The Old Town Predator MX Kayak is the ultimate kayak for sportsmen delivering a perfect platform for fishing and on-water sporting. The Predator MX, or Mixed Water, features a slightly more rounded hull, designed for moving water conditions such as rivers without sacrificing the Predator's class leading stability and performance. The versatile Element seating system gives you that stability while seated, yet can be quickly flipped out of the way for poling, sighting and casting. The Predator MX also features a spacious Exo-Ridge deck providing the perfect standing platform, room for extra gear or a furry companion. The side-mounted paddle storage, dual tackle holders, dual-tip rod holders at the bow, side-mounted retainer bungees, molded paddle rest, removable mounting plates, and a large bow hatch with the Click Seal cover make this the ultimate fishing kayak.
|Length:||12 ft / 3.66 m|
|Width:||34 in / 86.36 cm|
|Weight:||82 lb / 37.19 kg|
|Capacity:||400 lb / 181.44 kg|
|Leg Room To Peg:||48 in / 122 cm|
|Leg Room - Total:||52 in / 132 cm|
|Number of Paddlers:||1 - Single/Solo|
|Type of Kayak:||Sit on Top|
This is my first dedicated fishing kayak. I upgraded from a Loon 138 that I've used for the past 15 years as my "fishing yak". The Predator MX is great and has met my expectations! Most stable boat I have ever paddled. I'm 6'4 and 240 lbs and I can stand and fish in it. Love the open cockpit design and the plates added for customization in addition to the large storage areas. My son can even sit in the back area if I take out the bungies and fish with me. The chair is also the most comfortable I've paddled in, hands down. Many reviews state that its slow - of course it is, all the stability comes at the price of speed, but honestly its not as bad as I thought it would be. As long as you are not trying to exceed the hull speed, its a smooth ride. My calculations put the speed between 3-4 mph with moderate paddling in no current. Tracking is good and what is expected for a 12ft boat. The big drawback to me is the weight. Steep banks or rocky banks will be almost impossible to get the boat down with just one person. Its a price I'm willing to pay for how great it is once I get it on the water.
This is a great Kayak. I'm 48 years old, 250 pounds and it's perfectly stable sitting or standing. When you order there is nothing extra needed except a paddle and the side sliding anchor cable..it's fast, tracks well, easy to get moving with minimal effort. I can travel miles with virtually no fatigue.. It has everything else.. I can't imagine anything more fit for purpose unless it had somewhere moulded in to hold an open drink container...