Wilderness Systems launches all-new fishing kayaks
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The Thresher 140 and 155 are the all-new, open water fishing kayaks from Wilderness Systems. They are the first built around rectangular cockpit hatches and also incorporate a refined version of the removable Flex Pod sonar console.
The performance-driven Thresher features a fast hull and efficient rudder configurations designed to make it easy to cover long distances. Pronounced rails and flared sidewalls provide stability for handling waves, choppy water and big swells.
However, there has been no compromise on maneuverability, says the manufacturer. The contoured keel and rockered bow allow the boat to surf its way back to shore after a long day on the water.
The Wilderness team has clearly put a lot of thought into a layout that provides plenty of gear storage space and accessibility. There is ample space on the sit-on-top deck for customisation with Slide Trax TM and accessories such as rod holders and live wells.
The FlexPod OS (oversized) is designed to accommodate fish-finding electronics, while at the same time providing a removable and dry storage space. In addition, a spacious, central storage compartment gives easy access to the hull, allowing rods and tackle to be quickly stored when entering and exiting the surf zone.
A new, water-shedding bow hatch cover shields a large bow storage area and also has an integrated and easily accessible paddle park.
“This is a first-of-its-kind offshore boat for Wilderness Systems and has a lot of great features,” said C. J. Siebler, West Coast Regional Manager for Wilderness Systems. “We are very excited about the new rectangular hatch, which is large enough to stow eight-foot, medium-heavy rods.
“The Tresher also accommodates large transducers such as the Raymarine. The adjustable seat also makes long days on the water easier.”
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