YJSONLY wrote:So is the sit on top kayaks better for hunting then the sit ins??
What about hauling gear?
On flat water I would prefer a Hybrid like my commander, then a sit on top and then a sit in side.
1. Hybrid Kayaks are canoe/kayak hybrids and are like a sit inside kayak with the top cut off, so you can access it to storage and carrying stuff. They are great when it cold as they shield from he wind.
2. Sit on Tops are are for rougher water. I have had mt sit on top out in 2' rolling waves where it would have been damn right dangerous in a jon boat and it handled it fine. Draw backs are no wind protection and no where for loose gear on top. Crap can fall out of a sit on top easy, so lease stuff that can.
3. Sit in side offered limited storage space and are difficult to fish out of with much gear and hunting is more difficult.
Hauling gear is easy in the new kayaks. My commander has slide tracks with hardware for running bungee through. I have removed my bungee and use bungee cord with clips to attach to them. Decoy bag(s) lay on top and get secured. Also, I can use the commander without a seat and as a lay-down blind. The Captains perch is a fixed high seat and is used a the stationary spot for the back rest.
Notice the molder seat and I have just removed the regular kayak seat, which can go right back in, in about 30 seconds.