Introducing the 360° Angler, a pedal driven watercraft designed and built for those ready to step on to a fishing experience with the convenience and stability of a big boat and the exploration possibilities of a kayak or canoe. The hull system was designed for both stability as well as speed and the maneuverability. Walk right off the dock onto the deck; move about with complete confidence; appreciate the freedom of movement and the wide open area to bring along all your gear, your dog or even one of the little ones. You will then be amazed at the comfort and adjustability of the swivel seat, how quickly you get the craft up to speed and keep it there with very little effort. Surrounding you are gear tracks, rod holders, storage areas for all your gear. Personalize your fishing experience with unlimited flexibility in where you store your tackle and equipment. With every fishing style comes the need to customize your watercraft and the Blue Sky 360 Angler allows you the power to do so!
|Length:||13 ft 4 in / 4.06 m|
|Width:||48 in / 121.92 cm|
|Weight:||140 lb / 63.5 kg|
|Capacity:||500 lb / 226.8 kg|
|Number of Paddlers:||1 - Single/Solo|
|Type of Kayak:||Sit on Top|
I have only been out on mine 3 times now, but I am in love with it! It is simply an amazing fishing platform, there is nothing that I have been on that compares to this right now. I have had the Native Watercraft Slayer 10/13 and the Hobie Outback/Pro Angler 12. They all have their niche, but for everything you get with this for the price, its really hard to pass up. I never felt the need to stand because of how high the seat was, its almost like you forget you are sitting after a while because of it! Loading and unloading this thing couldnt be easier since you can fit between the hulls. The built in wheels are solid and extrememly sturdy. I do wish they left wider axles for beach wheel installation. I can easily wheel this down to my community dock which is 1,500 ft from my house, without tiring. The top speed is fantastic, (in a no wind or current condition) I could max out around 6mph, while averaging 3.5-4 with normal cadence/effort. Turning radius is decent considering how big this, you get quick response but it was probably a 10 foot diameter turn. Tucking everything up was a huge positive, in a lot of the fresh water fishing and weeds, I was able to pop up the drive and rudder in seconds and use a 8-12ft extendable oar to glide through the thick of it. Rod storage is awesome, you can drop them in the hull when you have to haul the kayak somewhere far, then put it on the horizontal storage next to your paddle and stake out pole (found a cheap $5 garden pole from Home Depot that is 8 ft long and works perfectly, floats too) I did hit a few structures with the drive, but what it was designed for, it gracefully popped up, which I was able to just pop back down with minimal effort. I did experience some issues with the Flex Drive, but Jackson was VERY quick to send me out a brand new one fixing the issue (I guess some from the factory the older drives had a screw that would slip, the new ones come brazed). TL;DR This is pretty much a mini bass boat.
Outstanding kayak! I never really felt the need to stand with the high-seating chair and swivel action, but when I did, I felt like I was standing on a r