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Rylan's Frontier 12
May 10, 2013
8:07 pm
rylan37
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Since getting my NuCanoe Frontier in March I’ve had it out a dozen times or so and I’ve got quite comfortable with it. Here’s a look at my typical setup, nothing fancy.
http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m558/ESBFishing/boats/Rylans%20NuCanoe/DSCN0597_zps75b5df0d.jpg
http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m558/ESBFishing/boats/Rylans%20NuCanoe/DSCN0599_zpse2569b32.jpg
I keep my seat back almost all the way to give myself ample standing room. I leave just enough room to tuck a life jacket between the seat and the battery box. I’ve not yet installed a fish finder or lights like I plan to so I’m not taking advantage of the battery box yet. I keep an anchor on each side of the battery box with the rope wrapped around a piece of pvc pipe. I have installed an anchor trolley on each side for each anchor. I tuck my Hawg Trough measuring device under my seat, these things are perfect for measuring fish for tournaments and such. I keep my rod holders towards the front out of my standing area. If I take more than 2 rods I tuck the others up the side. My tackle bag fits nicely in the front. I have a camera mount on the front of a freedom track next to my bag. Lastly I put my net over the nose of the frontier.

I’ve also bought a few more extras that I don’t use or I’ve yet to install and also a second seat.
http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m558/ESBFishing/boats/Rylans%20NuCanoe/DSCN0592_zps04144428.jpg
I decided to get a second max 360 seat so I could take my girlfriend out with me sometimes. It was cheaper and easier than getting a second kayak. Last week we tried out tandem fishing for the first time. It went pretty good. I stood in the middle most of the time while she sat on the front. I wouldn’t want to both be standing. It was plenty stable with her sitting and wasn’t too crowded. I’ve also bought 2 additional rod holders with screwball mounts. I’m planning on mounting some additional tracks on the rim of the frontier before using them. I like the idea of getting my rod holders up and out of the standing area. I actually won a 2 pack of 8″ Yak Attack Geartracs in a raffle at the end of the Buckeye Kayak Fishing Trail Big Slab Crappie Challenge event last weekend. I was pretty excited since it was exactly what I needed. I plan to buy another 2 pack of the 8″ tracks so I can have one track for each rod holder on the rim. For my transformer paddle I got some paddle drips. I found out on the first few trips that I was getting pretty wet while paddling. The paddle drips help. I also bought a slide mount and 4 mighty mounts which I don’t use currently. I’m thinking about putting 2 of the mighty mounts up front so while tandem fishing the front person will have easy access to rod holders.

So at this point I still want to make a fish finder mount, install lights for night fishing, and mount some additional tracks and mighty mounts for more rod holder mounting locations. Also wouldn’t mind getting a GoPro camera with some sort of remote trigger in the future.

This week I gave my frontier a good washing. It was quite dirty from several long trips and dragging it through muck.
http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m558/ESBFishing/boats/Rylans%20NuCanoe/DSCN0602_zps42033d0f.jpg

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May 10, 2013
8:22 pm
CrappieFly
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You got her looking good. Real clean setup, just right for fishing, everything is out of the way.CoolCool

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May 10, 2013
9:24 pm
ack-yak
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I like it!! very good set-up! SmileWink

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May 10, 2013
9:26 pm
NukeCanoe
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I wanted to enter that tourney but my military commitment jumped in the way. Maybe we can meet halfway and do a Frontier fishing meet and greet? There are a couple of other Buckeyes on here.

NukeLaugh

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May 10, 2013
10:28 pm
KBoutdoors
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I really like your setup!

You said you have some issues with the wet lap while paddling. I bought these a while back and since then, a couple of people on here have gotten them and they work really well. Heres the link:

http://www.amazon.com/Premier-…..ash+guards

Pair these with your drip rings and you are sure to have a dry lap, Sir. Cool

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May 11, 2013
12:08 am
ack-yak
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What he said!!!! They really work well!! SmileWink Bob

"I'm in shape.....round's a shape!!!" Team NuCanoe-South Jersey
May 13, 2013
6:17 pm
rylan37
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I plan on being at the event at Kiser Lake, maybe we will meet then?

Those splash guards look pretty sweet, I may have to get me some. For sure don’t want to be getting dripped on in the colder months, as long as the water aint frozen i’ll be using my frontier.

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May 14, 2013
12:44 am
NukeCanoe
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splash guards are a great purchase

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May 17, 2013
7:19 am
goteemon
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Great looking set up Rylan!

May 18, 2013
12:40 am
Nobody
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Ryan, that looks like a good set up. I see a battery box but NO motor. Do you carry the big battery with you all the time?

May 19, 2013
11:08 pm
rylan37
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I bought the battery box when I bought the frontier with plans to power a fish finder and lights. Haven’t got that stuff setup yet. So the battery box has just been empty.

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May 20, 2013
12:59 am
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Ok, I was just wondering. You know most of us use the sealed batteries for FF and lights. They are much lighter, smaller and easier to store.

May 20, 2013
6:10 pm
rylan37
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Yeah, I may consider doing that, still bought the battery box just to have the option of storing a bigger battery. Im not useing the space for anything else at the moment so I just keep the empty battery box there.

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June 29, 2013
2:13 pm
Paul
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Rylan, Nice looking set up. You are going to make me give my Frontier the bath it desperately needs after seeing yours all cleaned up. As for the battery box, when I am not running my trolling motor I use that box as a secure storage box. You can put a lot of things in there to keep them contained and organized for later use. I keep a stringer, 15 ft of rope, sunscreen, and whatever else I may need for that day. If you put a small piece of tape over the breather holes in the lid it is now waterproof if it rains. Voila! You have dry storage in the front and rear of your boat. If you choose to use a small 12V sealed battery, you can add a removable partition in your battery box and still use some of it for storage.

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June 29, 2013
11:18 pm
rylan37
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Good point Paul, I’ll keep that in mind.

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June 29, 2013
11:45 pm
1simplemann
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Rylan two questions 1 how do you like that ascent transformer paddle? 2 In your bottom pic in your garage there is something silver across the yak about where the front seat would be, what is that?

June 30, 2013
4:42 am
Nobody
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Looks like a bungee cord

July 1, 2013
3:56 pm
rylan37
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Yeah it is a bungee cord. I used to keep one on there like that to hook things to so I didn’t risk losing equipment if I ever tipped. Tipping has become the least of my worries now so I no longer use it.

As for the transformer paddle. I bought it for its flexability like most people would although so far I’ve only used it as a normal paddle. Haven’t used the stake out pole or SUP options. Still like having the options though. Dissassembly is a must for easy storing and hauling for me. I haven’t had any problems with it. If you want the flexability and got the cash to fork up then go for it.

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July 3, 2013
3:21 am
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Thanks for getting back. I may just order that paddle tomorrow.

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