Ross Gallagher Getting It Done

Ross Gallagher from the Intrepid Angler sent these over last week. That’s quite a catch from a kayak! Way to go Ross! We recently made a kayak nonskid kit for Ross’ Hobie Pro Angle 14. Check out his install video: http://youtu.be/ou110BQfyKw

SeaDek Kayak Kits can be purchased here: http://www.seadek.com/c-97-kayak-non-skid-pads.aspx

The tarpon bite has remained consistent the past few weeks. Pods of hungry migratory (pretty sure) fish have been staging up. I really only have the chance to target them at night, but they are feeding in the same areas you’d target them during the day.
Hogy Hobie Kayak TarponI’ve had the best success using Hogy Lures 10″ Original Series Soft Baits rigged on circle hook using the Hogy Stainless Bait Keeper – It’s like a hitch hiker on steroids. When fish are not feeding on top, use a large 7″ – 10″ paddle tail on a 1oz – 2oz Heavy Duty Jig Head. I like the Barbarian Series Jigs, they are super sharp, strong and have a pretty decent landing ratio for tarpon (usually 40-50%)
Boat Side Landing Tarpon

Tackle wise, I’ve been very happy using my Sewell 8′ Custom Tarpon Rod –Shimano Sustain FG 10K – 50lb Power Pro and 80lb Mono Leader. Stop by Anderson Tackle of S. Fort Myers and he can order those Sustain’s in time for season. I’ve landed 2 seasons worth of adult tarpon on the reel and it’s held up incredibly well. It’s also super light when paired with the Sewell Rod – Just under 2lbs.

Hope the info helps. I can’t wait until fishing really turns on in the next couple weeks.

– Capt. Ross

Hobie Tarpon Hogy Lures
View the full article here: http://theintrepidangler.com/march-tarpon-fishing-report-fort-myerscape-coral/

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T. Maximus March Madness Trifecta Race Weekend ReCap

From our friend and mad man Thomas Maximus:

A Weekend of Awesomeness…with Epic SoCal Summer weather and Three Paddling Races beginning with a 5 Mile SUP Race followed by an 11 Mile Outrigger/OC-2 Race on Saturday at the 26th Annual Dana Point Harbor Challenge finishing 1st Overall SUP and slipping back to 2nd Place OC-2 with a sprint to the finish after leading the entire race.

Early Sunday morning attended the 4th Annual Adler 5.2 Mile SUP Race in Long Beach finishing 1st Overall.

Looking forward to just doubling down with next weekend’s 5 Mile SUP race followed by a 16 Mile Outrigger/OC-2 Race in Marina Del Rey.

Photo Credit. Mike Muir, Erik Nordskog & unknown/StandupPaddleMagazineFB

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Ballast Point Spirits Fishing Team Takes 1st!

Fished the #SBS inshore division today based out of Mission Bay San Diego for Calicos and Sand Bass. Took first place and Big fish which weighed 6.94 lbs and 22.28 lbs was our total weight for our 5 fish. Started fishing Deep and finished fishing the beach, all our fish came on the new Big Poncho 5″ & 6″ swim bait on a 1oz Bladerunner Tackle weedless head and 2 oz Bladerunner Tackle standard head. Really stoked on our first win of the year. Want to thank all our sponsors for their support. Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits BassKnuckles.com SeaDek Marine Nonskid Watermans Sunscreen Owner Hooks Mercury Marine Bladerunner Tackle Hotsauce and #Deathsticks

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SeaDek’s Super Air Nautique 230 FOR SALE!

SeaDek’s Super Air Nautique 230 is up for sale. Built in May, 2013, under a hundred hours on the engine and a ton of upgrades this boat is a wakesurfer’s, wakeboarder’s or wakeskater’s dream come true. Meticulously maintained and stored indoors year round it is in exceptional condition. The boat is located at the SeaDek factory in Rockledge, FL.

Asking price is $85,000

SeaDek will make a fully customized SeaDek kit for the new owner and remove logos from the hull.

The building of this boat was fully documented online. Click here for the articles: https://www.seadek.com/blog/seadek-boat-build-day-2/

President and CEO of SeaDek putting in work behind our Super Air Nautique 230 from Jason Gardner on Vimeo.

SeaDek – SUPER AIR NAUTIQUE 230 – 2013
Options:
– Package Type: Team
– Coastal Package: Includes Salt Water Ready Components-
– Replace factory ballast with two PiggyBack Rear Factory Ballast Upgrade: Bag Size 1,100 lbs – Fly High 50″ x 24″ x 24″ and a 650lb bow sac
– Engine Type: CWS 409 HP CES
– LINC Map Card: ROW
– Bimini – Tower Mounted
– Battery Maintenance System 110 (Integrated Charger)
– Interior courtesy lights
– Integrated LED tower speaker lights
– Ocean LED Underwater lights
– LED cup holders
– PTM Edge premium mirror 6 x 20, VR-140 Elite housed in a precision CNC machined 6061-T6 billet aluminum housing with bracket. Offers unparalleled viewable range (140-degrees) and clarity via prescription grade optics.  www.ptmedge.com
– Cover – Towable/Mooring
– Cover – Platform
– Stainless Steel Windshield Upgrade
– Nautique Surf System
– Swivel board racks (2) with button release
– Hull Bottom Color Placement
– Deck Stripe Color Placement
– Platform Color Placement
– Deck Stripe Color: GUN METAL FLAKE
– Hullside Accent Color: ONYX BLACK
– Hullside Color: GUN METAL FLAKE
– Hull Bottom Color: ONYX BLACK
– Platform Color: ONYX BLACK
– FCT Color: ONYX BLACK
– Interior Theme Color: TITANIUM GREY
– Main Stripe Color: TITANIUM GREY
– Accent Piping Color: ONYX BLACK
– Accent Texture Color: BLACK CARBONO
– Dash Pod Color: BLACK
– Non-Skid Color: Bimini Blue over Storm Gray Custom SeaDek kit bow to stern including trailer pads
– Seat Bottom Vinyl Color: SILVER CLOUD
– Wake Package – Bow and Stern
– Ballast System
– Hydro-Gate with SportShift, Pull Out Cleats (4),
– Flip-Up Driver’s Seat
– Sun Pad Filler Cushion, Bow Filler Cushion
– Nautique LINC 2.0 Helm with Navigational Mapping and Zero– – Off GPS Speed Control
– Dual Batteries with Selector Switch
– Tournament Propeller
– Removable Swivel Wakeboard and Wakesurf Racks
– Dual Lean Back Removable, Flight Control Tower
– Dripless -Shaft Packing
– Low Emission Fuel System
– Keyless Ignition System
– Premium Steering Wheel
– Freshwater Flush with Stainless Steel Inlet Fitting
– Stainless Steel Gas Shocks
– Anodized Aluminum Structural Components
– Corrosion Resistant Wiring Harness
– Tower Shock Size is 350#

Custom Roswell Wake-Air Audio Package:
– One RMA 500.1 Mono Amplifier powering a RMA 1211 Dual Voice Coil 12” Subwoofer mounted in a custom vented enclosure.
– One RMA 500.4 Amplifier powering 6 RMA 6510 In Boat Speakers.
– One RMA 500.4 Amplifier powering a Focal P25 10” Subwoofer, in the factory location and 4 Focal Access 690 CA G1 6x9”s on the tower.
– Everything is wired using RMA Full Spec Cables.

Custom BoatMate Trailer:
– 230 Tandem Axel
– Galvanized
– Base color: Gunmetal Metallic
– Accent color: Onyx Black
– 18” Black Moto Metal 961 Wheels
– Painted tandem fenders with valence
– Full sized trailer mounted spare
– Step-mate transom step
– Stainless retractable transom straps
– Runway lighting
– Painted surface mount LED trim rings

Contact Jason Gardner 321-632-4466 or promotions@seadek.com

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SeaDek Custom Cooler Pads

Our friend Pepi Vidal and his son Noah put their new custom SeaDek cooler pad on their Orca to good use this weekend! We can make a custom pad for sitting and standing on most cooler types. Check out the Orca website: http://orcacoolers.com/

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Freedom Hawk Pathfinder 14 SeaDek Kit

We’ve been working hard to add new kayak non-skid kits over the pad few weeks and months. Here are some photos of a recent prototype kit for a Freedom Hawk Pathfinder 14. We’ll be adding these to the online store as stock items very soon. Here is a link to our stock kayak kits: http://www.seadek.com/c-97-kayak-non-skid-pads.aspx  If you just can’t wait for the stock kits you can call in a custom order. The custom part number to reference in M-FDM-17051.

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http://freedomhawkkayaks.com/

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Sydney Trailer Boat Show – SeaDek Booth 412

If you are in Sydney this weekend please stop in and say hello to our Australian distributor Paul Madden or Southern Cross Textiles (www.sctextiles.com.au). He’ll be at booth number 412.

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More Show Information
The Sydney Trailerboat & Outdoor Leisure Show
Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park
March 15 & 16
FREE entry
www.myoutdoorlife.com.au

For SeaDek inquiries in Australia please visit our distributor:

SOUTHERN CROSS TEXTILES PTY LTD
28 Sunblest Cres Mount
Druitt NSW 2770
Ph:   61 2 9832 0848
Fax:  61 2 9832 0843
http://www.sctextiles.com.au/

 

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SeaDek for a Versa Board Stand Up Fishing Kayak

We’ve just finished up a prototype custom pad for James Frostick for his Native Watercraft Versa Board (www.nativewatercraft.com). The Versa Board is an interesting hybrid SUP/Fishing Kayak. We went with a two color snow camo over black SeaDek combination and included a fish ruler routed into the center strip. This kit will be available soon on our online store in two stock colors; storm gray or army camo but can be custom ordered in ay color combination that we offer. Please reference part number 17040.  Here is our color guide: http://www.seadek.com/t-colors-landing.aspx Once the stock kits are ready they will be listed on the Kayak Page on our webstore: http://www.seadek.com/c-97-kayak-non-skid-pads.aspx

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Custom SeaDek-Byerly Kit on the Super Air Nautique G21

Continuing the SeaDek tradition of innovation and creative design, we have teamed up with Scott Byerly to create a one-of-a-kind custom non-skid kit for his new Super Air Nautique G21. Incorporating a Byerly inspired all-over hexagon pattern, inlaid Byerly logos and one of the new soon to be released SeaDek colors, race red, this kit explodes off the deck. Installed bow to stern on the G21, SeaDek provides exceptional comfort and durability while complementing the aesthetics and performance of every Nautique boat. Scott will be taking possession of his new ride soon so expect to see a lot more of this boat in the weeks and months to come. (*new SeaDek colors will be available mid June)

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About the G21:

From whispered rumors, to the shouted demands of the core, the Super Air Nautique G21 completes the first family of wake in a twenty-one foot package that stands alone in delivering monumental capabilities beyond the reach of any other towboat on the water. Bringing a new meaning to versatility, the G21 gives wakeboarders, wakesurfers, and wakeskaters the ability to tune their experience from a mellow ride to the unreal possibilities the G-Series has brought to the sport. Learn more about the G21: http://www.nautique.com/models/super-air-nautique-g21/

Visit the Byerly Wakeboards website: http://www.byerlywakeboards.com/Byerly_SeaDek_Red_007 Byerly_SeaDek_Red_004 Byerly_SeaDek_Red_005Byerly_SeaDek_Red_008 Byerly_SeaDek_Red_009 Byerly_SeaDek_Red_010 Byerly_SeaDek_Red_011 Byerly_SeaDek_Red_012 Byerly_SeaDek_Red_014 Byerly_SeaDek_Red_017

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Hobie Pro Angler 14 – SeaDek Pads

Thanks to Ross Gallagher for the photos from last week’s IFA tournament in Punta Gorda. Ross brought home a 4th place finish, fishing with his new SeaDek non-skid kit for his Hobie Pro Angler 14. You can purchase your own kit here: http://www.seadek.com/c-97-kayak-non-skid-pads.aspx

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I use the front hatch pad as a seat for my 2 year old daughter. She calls it her kayak seat. – Ross Gallagher

FA Kayak Tour Punta Gorda, Fla. (Top 10) 1. Mike McDonald – 56.00 inches 2. Rusty Driver – 52.50 inches 3. Ty Nelson – 50.50 inches 4. Ross Gallagher – 49.75 inches 5. Andrew Dowgialo – 49.50 inches 6. Brian Nelli – 49.25 inches 7. David Bruce- 48.50 inches 8. Kasey Arrowsmith – 48.40 inches 9. Bryan Hunt – 48.25 inches 10. John Lee – 48.15 inches Media Contact: Greg Duncan Blue Heron Communications (800) 654-3766 Greg@blueheroncomm.com

For more information or to become a member of the IFA, visit www.ifatours.com. To discover more about kayaking and Hobie Fishing go to www.hobiefishing.com. – See more at: http://www.thefishingwire.com/story/313571#sthash.FUDcInEW.dpuf

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