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2010 Rigged Yak Contest Winner

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The results are in for the First Annual YakAngler Rigged Kayak Photo Contest!  We would like to thank all the participants for submitting some great looking rigs.  All the entrants have been added to our rigged kayak photo gallery.  Now for the winners.....

FIRST PLACE

BFacer's 2009 Malibu Stealth-14

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Modifications:

Installed Anchor Trolley, Surf to summit GTS Expedition Seat, and Malibu Kayaks X-Wing Sliding Console with internal 12v 10amp battery. Humminbird 343c Sonar and Garmin eTrex  GPS with ram mount. LED lighting, adjustable rod holders, custom transducer mount, and Olympus Stylus Tough-6020 HD Camera with ram mount. Internal pump kit with fresh water intake and reconfigurable 6v / 12v battery system depending on type of live bait used.


 

SECOND PLACE

LtFireDogs Ocean Kayak Prowler 13 Non-Angler

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Modifications:


"No Drill" Anchor Trolley w/ZigZag cleat, Ocean Kayak Rudder, Harmony Fishing Seat with Crack of Dawn Air Seat Pad, Scotty Base Mount, Adjustable Extender and Spinning Rod holder (front of cockpit),Pair of Scotty Round Flush Mounts, Adjustable Extenders and Power Lock Rod Holders(behind cockpit), HumminBird PirahnaMax 160, Ozark Mountain waterproof box with 12volt receptacle and
8AA battery holder mounted (inside) rear of main hatch, Icom M32 waterproof VHF, Garmin GPS76, Dual aluminum bracket for GPS/FF/VHF mounted to front Scotty system, Milk crate with I-fly fly rod holder, Homemade 3' bungee paddle leash and marker light.


 

TIED FOR THIRD PLACE

Nolzmans Native manta Ray 14
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Modifications:

Rod holders made from a cutting board and Scotty deck mounts, attached with square nuts and thumb screws allowing easy adjusts to the rod hold placement.  Fish Finder mounted using a Scotty deck mount and Ceacap thru hull wire mount. Transducer mounted with Humminbird mounting kit. Added Native rudder, anchor trolley, and paddle clips. Crate has rod holders and another deck mount for the Scotty night safety light. Made a custom safety flag and cooler bait tank.



TIED FOR THIRD PLACE

Yaknitup's Malibu X Factor (Finalist)

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Modifications:

Custom camouflage paint job, 6 flush mount rod holders, and RAM Revolution rod holder. Quick release anchor system to hold anchor at bow or stern. Eagle Cuda 168 sonar, Garmin ETrex Summit GPS, Standard Horizon waterproof VHF, and XShot camera arm with RAM kayak mount that can be positioned forward of cockpit or aft of seat for multiple camera perspectives. 4.2 gallon Kayatank live-well in center hatch with on/off switch in cockpit and a 500 GPH pump operated on a timer to conserve battery life. Crack of Dawn Apex-1 seat with added air pad and rod holder gear bag. Seattle Sports 36" Kayak Catch Cooler Bag, 8 Ah gel cell battery in a Pelican dry box with marine plug to power sonar and pump. Custom built removable PVC rod-holder/utility rack, Scotty mount for aft XShot mount/safety light/fly rod holder, safety flag pole mount with orange NWKA flag, and a fish sprayer fed from same pump as the Kayatank to spray down fish in the tank well that are
too big for the cooler bag.


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LtFireDogs Ocean Kayak Prowler 13 Non-Angler (Finalist)

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Modifications:

"No Drill" Anchor Trolley w/ZigZag cleat, Ocean Kayak Rudder, Harmony Fishing Seat with Crack of Dawn Air Seat Pad, Scotty Base Mount, Adjustable Extender and Spinning Rod holder (front of cockpit),Pair of Scotty Round Flush Mounts, Adjustable Extenders and Power Lock Rod Holders(behind cockpit), HumminBird PirahnaMax 160, Ozark Mountain waterproof box with 12volt receptacle and
8AA battery holder mounted (inside) rear of main hatch, Icom M32 waterproof VHF, Garmin GPS76, Dual aluminum bracket for GPS/FF/VHF mounted to front Scotty system, Milk crate with I-fly fly rod holder, Homemade 3' bungee paddle leash and marker light.

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Mark Watanabe

Mark "YakSushi" Watanabe is the Co. Founder of YakAngler.com, "He built this site!". He considers himself a mediocre fisherman and an unexceptional writer. He's the devoted father of a ton of little sushis (Air Quotes) and everyday tech ninja.

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