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Pelican "Apex 100"

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Pelican Apex 100

Kayak Make & Model

Brand:
Pelican
Model:
Apex 100
MSRP ($):
250.00
Length (ft):
10

The Pelican "Apex 100" is an affordable, easy to paddle sit-on-top kayak. Light and easy to handle, this will become your go-to boat for exploring local lakes and slower rivers. An outstanding value package, the self-bailing Apex 100 comes with an adjustable padded backrest, stern storage platform with a bungee and molded footrests. Our manufacturing process allows us to insert additional flotation for increased buoyancy and safety.

Features:

  • Adjustable padded backrest
  • Carrying handles
  • Drain plug
  • Molded footrests
  • Self-bailing design
  • Stern storage platform with bungee

Specs:

  • Width: 30" / 76 cm
  • Max Capacity: 250 lbs /113 kg
  • Weight: 40 lbs / 18 kg

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APex 100

I currently fish out of the Apex 100. I wanted a cheap, small kayak for throwing in the back of the truck and getting to some secluded areas I wanted to fish. This little thing has really impressed me. I added some stuff like rod holders, paddle holders, etc. The weight rating is 250 but I am 6'3" and weigh 250. Add my gear and I'm loading the yak with about 270 pounds. It does fine. My butt gets wet of course but the scupper holes do their job and I am able to fish all day with no problems. I will be upgrading next spring but if you want to get on the water really cheap this will do the trick. When i upgrade this one will go to my daughter... it's the perfect first kayak for a kid. I did a video review of the mods to my Apex 100. The video is in my profile.

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Starter Kayak for Kids

Bought this Kayak for my 6 year old boy. Didn't want to get anything too long or too expensive. The boat serves its purpose. It comes bare bones which was nice for a beginner kayak. It has a defined keel which assists in tracking, but can also make it difficult in current situations. It states it has a max weight capacity of 250lbs, but you will be getting a lot of water through the scuppers. Its perfect for a 45lb 6 year old. I can tow it behind my kayak pretty easily when he gets tired. Its also pretty stable with the weight of a 6 year old.

I think this kayak will serve us well, until he gets a little older. I will also try it out with an adult female on an upcoming trip on the green river. I definitely would put anyone in it that is over 175lbs, especially with any added fishing gear weight.

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Price, Weight
Cons:
Not for larger paddlers, seat "cup" holds water
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