The Ocean Kayak Prowler 13 Angler Kayak hit the perfect balance of speed, maneuverability, performance and stability. This kayak performs well in almost any water application but you'll notice the superb performance in breaking surf and rough seas.
|Length:||13 ft 4 in / 4.06 m|
|Width:||28 in / 71.12 cm|
|Weight:||56 lb / 25.4 kg|
|Capacity:||325 lb / 147.42 kg|
|Leg Room To Peg:||51 in / 129.5 cm|
|Number of Paddlers:||1 - Single/Solo|
|Type of Kayak:||Sit on Top|
Ben, thank you for your review. Your well put monologue persuaded me to purchase the Prowler 13. This is my first kayak and with so many choices, I couldn't make up my mind. But, I did have another model in mind until I read your review. I am advancing toward your age and can relate.... I know I will enjoy this kayak very much. Thanks
This is my 8th kayak. Maybe 9th. Anyway I finally found the kayak that does it for me. This one is good at almost everything. Maybe not good for whitewater, but I'm not interested in that. At 78 years old I'm slowing down, losing strength and balance and just getting tired. Here is what I was looking for and how it does for those things. Light Weight- Very light weight for a kayak this long and this sturdy and well made Tracks Well- Yes it tracks very well without a rudder Good Glide- Very good glide Speed- This was important to me and it is very good. Probably as good as any recreational sit-on-top for it's size Stable- Very stable for "tippyness". This was important to me because of loss of balance in recent years. Behavior in choppy water and high wind- Very good. Was in those conditions yesterday and I stayed dry. It does weathervane into the wind but easily controlled. Not worth getting a rudder for in my opinion. Also I plan to start fishing again but plan to take beer with me for backup. This kayak should be perfect for fishing. Two rod holders which is one too many for me. My primary kayaking is on local lakes and flat water rivers. I love the small black water rivers of the lowlands of SC. I paddle up the river for about an hour, turn around and return with the current while sipping beer. The average current is about 1.5 mph. Go alone to see maximum wildlife. I go where there are gators and lots of water snakes including water moccasins. Water moccasins are harmless if you don't molest them and don't string your fish in the water and temp a gator or snake. Maybe I didn't mention that this kayak is maneuverable and a tight bending river with obstructions is no problem. I plan to take it to the beach and paddle through the breakers. My other favorite kayak is the Hobie Mirage 13 with a sail kit. These are my two kayaks.