The Wilderness Systems Radar 115 is an exceedingly versatile fishing kayak. It can be paddled with a traditional kayak paddle, pedaled with the new Helix PD Pedal Drive, or powered by the Helix MD Motor Drive. The SMART hull technology combines stability, maneuverability, acceleration, responsiveness and tracking for optimal performance in multiple water environments and configurations. Design elements include an upswept bow for a dry ride, a defined keel line for excellent tracking, a rockered chine for responsive steering and a flat, stable platform for standing and freedom of movement in flat to rough water. The Radar features state of the art outfitting including the SlideTrax rails, multiple storage hatches, and generous rear tankwell storage. The AirPro Max seat is as comfortable as it is functional; its quick-drying, breathable mesh fabric won't fade in the sun, the quick-adjust levers let you slide the seat fore and aft, and it can be stored vertically to open up the deck for stand up fishing.
|Length:||11 ft 8 in / 3.56 m|
|Width:||34.5 in / 87.63 cm|
|Height:||15 in / 38.1 cm|
|Weight:||82 lb / 37.19 kg|
|Capacity:||450 lb / 204.12 kg|
|Number of Paddlers:||1 - Single/Solo|
|Type of Kayak:||Sit on Top|
Did a lot of research on which kayak would fit my needs. The Radar 115 has all the features that I needed. Width and stability was the main thing. I'm 6'3" 240lbs and I have plenty of room to be comfortable and to stretch out. This is my first kayak and I'm very impressed with it. My first trip out in it was a 10 hour fishing trip. The seat is awesome, I have degenerative disk desease and my back didn't give me any trouble at all and my back was not sore the next day either. So if your looking for a great kayak then this is it..
The Radar itself seems to be a great boat, I ordered it and the Helix drive. The install was fairly easy, but there were a few minor hiccups.
Love this boat overall. Currently, i'm paddling it only. Hopefully i will own the pedal drive in the next few months which is my MAIN reason of buying this kayak. Keep in mind my review is based on paddling only. The commercials sold me on Paddle,Pedal,Power......not a believer in the paddling now. I'm sure the 135 is better by far for paddling. On the 115, tracking is ok (no rudder). The nose rocks side to side when paddling. It does stay straight after paddling though for a bit. Stops pretty quickly.....could be a pro and con. Speed of the boat is ok. Not fast at all and not slow, so again ok. It does catch wind, but an anchor trolley system will fix that problem. Stable.....heck yes! It does turn easy too. Great fishing platform! I fish a lot of narrow creeks, rivers and small lakes in Arkansas, so perfect for my needs. Storage is great! Plenty of mounting options too! Love the pre-install gear tracks. I wish it had some factory fishing rod holders though like some ram tubes or even flush mounts. Of course i have already installed some, but for the price i wish it came with something. When paddling, there is some noise from the two removable pod areas (minor issue) I wish it had smooth covers, similar to the Lowrance-Hobie cover (on a bigger scale though of course) for the fish finder areas to reduce that noise and to protect the transducer. Overall, this kayak is a beast even with the negatives i mentioned (again judging the paddling only). You will feel very stable and comfortable with this amazing seat. I'm fine giving up speed and tracking for a few months until i get the pedal drive. BUT, if you are not planning on getting the Pedal Drive in the future (like soon), i would buy a different kayak for sure unless you fish a lot of moving water. It's a 3 star on paddling speed and tracking. It's a 5 star with the pedal drive. Prior of this purchase i owned a Jackson Coosa. The radar by far is an upgrade in speed, stablility, etc....if that helps anyone too.
This is a great kayak extremely stable and fast it is easy to use electronics with the flex pod and the seat is very comfortable it has three seating positions the handles are sturdy