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The new Pathfinder from Freedom Hawk Kayaks raises the bar for open water fishing kayaks. The Pathfinder is larger than previous Freedom Hawk boats, with a wider beam, upswept bow with increased flare and volume, and higher freeboard, all designed to make it a safe and dry fishing platform for deep-water reefs, coastal flats, big rivers and larger lakes. It features a redesigned outrigger system with three selectable positions. With the outriggers stowed in-line with the hull, it paddles like a conventional kayak. In the intermediate position (shown above in the photo), the outriggers provide maximum stability for safe stand-up casting and fishing. When fully deployed (shown inset), they create a stable, efficient hull shape for poling, paddling or motoring. An optional motor mount ($109) permits quick installation of an electric trolling motor.
A retractable casting brace lets you stand up to cast and land fish with complete confidence, and eight scuppers—six in the floor, one in the seat well and one in the tackle well—allow water to quickly exit the hull. Other features include a molded-in tackle console, oversized bow hatch with internal storage, dry storage compartments in each 50-inch outrigger, adjustable foot rests, adjustable high-back seat, two flush-mount rod holders, molded-in bow carry handle and two cup/beverage holders. Available in yellow, blue, olive or sand, overall length is 14’ 2”, beam is 32 inches, total assembled weight is 79 pounds and carrying capacity is a whopping 450 pounds. See it at your local Freedom Hawk dealer ($1,394.99), or for more details contact Freedom Hawk Kayaks; Tel.: (978) 225-1511; Web: www.freedomhawkkayaks.com