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Re: Nomad

Post by jumaji » Wed Aug 12, 2015 9:08 pm

Yeah Mate, on mine the skeg made a big difference. Without it, it wouldn't track straight either paddling or just cruising after stopping paddling. They must have changed the configuration of the kayak as I am 188cm's [6ft3] tall and as I say found the legroom lacking. This photo shows more evolution of the kayak plus the skeg.
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Re: Nomad

Post by Bradv » Wed Aug 12, 2015 9:38 pm

Lovely photo - both the scenery and the extended yak layout :) Interesting about the skeg ... did it noticably affect manoeuverability? I've not been in another kayak of similar length to compare tracking; my huge Tri-Yak has the opposite problem though in that it doesn't want to turn and feels like I'm paddling a barge when I take my family out on it, so I'm always happy to get back to the nimble Nomad.

I currently use the Nomad's skeg hole to mount my DIY flag/light pole, which I have semi-regular need for.

Yak PB's - Reef shark ~1m; Shark Mackerel 65cm; Flathead 60cm; Spotted Mackerel 57cm; Flowery Cod 50cm; Estuary Cod 50cm; Barred Grunter 50cm; Snapper 44cm; Tailor 43cm; School Mackerel 43cm; Flounder 33cm; Leaping Bonito 33cm; Whiting 30cm, Australian Bass 30cm, Sweetlip 29cm, Bream 28cm

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Re: Nomad

Post by Dodge » Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:19 am

Brad just recalled the name of the early Nomad yak with pod I sometimes fished with about 2008 from the old place.

Shane, with username LizardWizard.

Might add he also used a skeg as seen in Jim's picture.
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