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    Anybody fish out of one of these and have any thoughts about them? I've had a Hobie Pro Angler and loved it but thought about checking out a Titan 12 for the next rig. Haven't gotten a chance to demo one yet but was wondering if anybody on here might have one and what they thought about it
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    I haven't paddled one but like the looks of them.

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    I saw one for the first time in person yesterday. Nice looking yak.


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    After I demo'd one recently I pulled the trigger and ordered one. Should be here this week. That instant reverse and it's turning radius is what steered me to Native over Hobie again

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    I’ve been looking hard at them and the Feelfree dorado since it’s already wired and has led lights. The titan seems to be the popular choice among most. I’m jealous. Very nice, sure you will be happy. Please keep us updated on this. I’m very interested. Thanks
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    I have a buddy who owns a Titan and has owned other Native kayaks. He really likes it. I probably won't go with a Titan when I upgrade, because it is heavier than a guy with a bad back needs to handle. I'll likely go with a Native Ultimate FX Propel 13, because of lighter weight. I also prefer to sit lower to the water and keep more of a kayak shape. Extra room would be nice though.

    Congrats on your new boat! I'd be interested in hearing your take on the pros vs. cons between the Native compared to the Hobie. Have fun fishing & good luck!

    Jim

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    I never get a chance to actually take a demo, but I saw them they look good!

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    I'll start by saying I LOVED my Hobie and I really don't think you can go wrong either way. So far though I have really enjoyed this Native and glad I went this way. Like anything I thing there is pros/cons either way:

    Pros for Titan:
    Cost difference
    Instant reverse (no more having to get the peddles just right and pull a cord)
    Instant braking with the reverse and much easier to stay in place in a wind and work around a brush pile without constantly going to far or drifting away
    Tighter turning radius
    More stable for standing up
    Way bigger storage area in back (I can put a cooler for fish, 13qt Engel for minnows and plano tackle box) Hobie was much smaller and less usable space

    Pros for Hobie:
    Little better fit/finish
    Faster and more power with each peddle stroke
    Better seat though this one is almost a toss-up in my mind. The Native seat is nice for sure
    Better system for mounting a transducer. I was able to mount my SI transducer under the kayak in its designated spot but had to do a little rigging

    Overall I really like this Native and will stick with them in the forseeable future. I think if I was a guy that fished offshore then the Hobie is definitely the way to go, no doubt on that. I crappie fish and bass fish here in Mississippi in these lakes and jig fish the shallows in the spring so the Native really got the nod for the reverse, turning radius and much easier for me to stand and cast without any issues. At the end of the day being able to demo a Native and knowing how my Hobie ran was super helpful. Boonedox Landing gear is basically mandatory for either rig. A little costly but WORTH every penny. Hope this helps. Let me know if any other questions I could help with, pics, etc..
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    Thanks for that very good report. I’ve been looking at them but need to be in a little better financial place before pulling the trigger on new yak.

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