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|
I am new to kaysk fishing and did a considerable amount of research prior to purchasing this vessel. I flipped s standard kayak and wanted something comfortable and stable for fishing. I found it in the Predator. I fish the Des Plaines river in Illinois. This can be treacherous and fast moving. This craft is stable, rock steady and durable. You can stand up but you still need good balance or you will fall out. The kayak won't flip over. Heavy, sturdy and worth the price
I first put the MX in the water close to a dam. Within 10 feet of leaving the shore I was standing up. The stability in this boat is probably the best of any out there. Once we left the still deep pool below the dam we were faced with our first set of riffles. They were shallow and the rocks high. It gave me a good feel as to how the boat would turn. It actually turns on a dime and i picked my way through the rock garden easier than I ever have. If you fish rivers and lakes like i do, then this is the best boat out there. And yes, the seat is very comfortable. Be warned, it is heavy but so are most kayaks you can stand in. I don't know about taking this through any serious rapids. I probably wouldn't go above a 2, but thats me. The niftiest thing about this boat is the removable/interchangeable plates. I have attached rod holders and fish finders. I used the 2 plates behind the seat to mount a trolling motor transom, works perfectly for big lakes and you can remove it whenever you want.