As the title states, I'm stuck here. It's time for a new boat (well...it's WAY past time). I've been fishing an OK Scrambler XT for the last 10 years give or take, so my needs are moot. I'm not used to any fishing features at all
Here's the thing.... I don't have a truck. I know, I know... don't hate. That's really all that's holding me up, the fact that I do have to lift the kayak over my head to get it on my car. (No, Hully rollers don't work on my car). But the weight isn't really an issue, I flip my yak over and 'walk' it up to it's balance point, and I'm in decent shape (for a 40-something). I plan on getting a truck at some point, but it's sure nice not having a car payment. And besides, my accountant (read wife
there) would flip if I got a new yak and a truck in the same fiscal year. AND she's pregnant, so it's hormone overload.
There's really no 'cons' on either boat, they both will do what I need them to. It's just down to an 11.5 ft. boat vs. a 14+ ft. boat. But I have to say, the seating system, and all the little touches, and the better tracking on the Cuda lean me that way. Besides, nobody around here has one. That I've seen out anyway. This is a Hobie town for sure.
Anyway..... is there something I'm not considering? Both boat are roughly the same weight, they do the same things stability-wise, I just like the features on the Cuda better. And BTW, I'm not going to make my decision based on an opinion from a forum, no need to point that out. I'm just wondering if there is something I'm not considering....
Thanks KBF'ers....Oh, and I posted here because 90% of what I do now is fish salt flats, I always have my OK's (a scrambler, and an XT) to hit the fresh.