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Ultimate 14.5 Propel Reviews
For older ladies that love to…
I must disagree with the previous review. Any underpowered prop driven craft…
Any underpowered prop driven craft would have gotten hung up in the same situation. An electric motor driven Ghenoe would have been in the same fix.
I have had the ProPedal 14 for about three years.
- Great stability. Very easy to stand and impossible to tip.
- Tremendous load carrying capacity with open cockpit design.
- Easy to paddle with drive lifted.
- It has reverse, which is great to maintain position in a current or wind.
- It moves at a pretty good pact but cannot be driven very fast. This is typical of any prop driven craft. Want to go 20mph? A 50hp will do. To go 25 requires 100 hp. The same for the ProPedal. It can go about 6mph but will spin out after that. It is easy to maintain 4mph and keep up with most paddlers.
- You can pedal all day and move while fishing, eating or retying.
- You can easily avoid most weeds if you simply stop pedaling and glide or paddle. You don't need to raise the drive unless it has become fouled. You can't go through thick hydrilla, but what other prop driven craft can?
- The seat is the best in the business.
- The drive pass through makes a great squat toilet in an emergency. I think that it is the only kayak that has one.
I bought one of these last…
I called the company and the dealer. The company gave me an indifferent response. I asked for the president and got a secretary. The rep said that the pedals were installed by the dealer backwards. Gee a bicycle has a right and left pedal and one can not thread into the other. They gave me new pedals and a few weeks later I soloed. I was great for the first mile and then I hit the seaweed in the boat channel. I cleaned out the prop 5 times in 15 minutes each time going further away from my destination, I also bought backup pedals. Finally I took the paddles got out of the current and escaped. I was lucky a motorboat did not rip me apart on this Sunday afternoon.
I returned this disaster waiting to happen to the dealer and after charging me an evaluation fee I was able to exchange it toward another yak.
If you live in an area were seaweed or other vegetation would not get caught on to the propeller than this would be a nice fishing boat. I would not recommend this boat to anyone where there is boat traffic, tides, currents, or strong winds.