It was time to make an upgrade to the Bass Fishing Kayak. After countless hours of watching YouTube videos and researching the internet, I made the decision. Contacting David Smith with Kioti Outfitters in Athens, Georgia he set me up with a Nucanoe Frontier 12 Kayak.
Traveling to Purchase Kayak
Christina and I decided to take a weekend anniversary trip to Athens. Traveling from Savannah to Athens there is no easy way to get there. While driving through the countryside of rural Georgia on HIghway 15 sat a cool little barn. People who are Georgia Bulldog Fans will love it. It is painted on one side with Georgia colors and a little saying. We stopped on the little rural highway so she could get a picture of it. You can find them on Facebook.
Continuing to Athens
We continued our road trip to Athens, we went through several more rural country Georgia Towns. One that stuck out in my mind was a little town called Warthen. Being fascinated with police history, this is the home to the Oldest Jail in Georgia. It is a little wooden building said to be house Aaron Burr for his crime of treason during the Revolutionary War Era. If you are a history buff it was would a great little history lesson for you to follow up on.
Arriving in Athens
Christian and I arrived in Athens early afternoon and checked in the hotel. After checking in we made our way around the downtown area and found Creature Comfort Brewery. We settled in at the bar and had a few delicious craft beers. talking with the bartender, we learned the brewery was an old Michelin Tire Shop. You can actually still see the old wooden beams across the ceiling. Christina and I are suckers for old vintage things.
After finishing our nightcap in the downtown area we headed off the hotel to rest. Waking the next morning we had to find some must-have coffee and breakfast. Looking on google maps we found a little place called The Flying Biscuit.
Purchasing the Kayak
After finishing a yummy breakfast, we were off to Kioti Outfitters to purchase the Nucanoe Frontier 12 Kayak. David was a great shop owner to meet us on a Sunday morning. Walking into the shop, I saw the awesome little plastic kayak sitting in the middle of the showroom floor. David and I talked about how this kayak is a great fit for a big boy like me. We loaded up the boat and strapped it down tight for the long journey back home.
Nucanoe Frontier 12
The Nucanoe Frontier comes in at a length of twelve feet long and forty-one inches wide. The main reason I selected this kayak for me. being able to stand up in a kayak to bass fishing has its advantages. One main advantage is what we like to call site fishing. When the bass is bedding here in the south it is game on. Another reason why I chose this kayak is the color scheme. Being a true Georgia Bulldog Fan, black and red was the way to go.
Fusion 360 Seat
Nucanoe hit it out of the ballpark with the Fusion 360 Seat. The 360 seat allows the angler to rotate in a complete circle if he wishes. This seat rises to over three inches above the boat which allows for better hook sets. It sits on the rail that runs the length of the boat. With that much rail, you can actually purchase another seat to have a tandem kayak. This type of system makes it a great kayak.
Front Hatch System
Next, the great thing about the Nucanoe Frontier 12 is the dry storage hatch in the front. It has a dry bag that seals around the lip of the hull to make it waterproof. This is where I keep my rain gear, bug spray, and sunscreen. When you take this bag out it gives you access to the whole hull of the kayak. It allows you to store your battery for your electronics and lights in this area.
Overall, I am very pleased with my purchase of the Nucanoe Frontier 12. One more thing to let you know that you can add to the F12. Surprisingly you can add a motor to the front or rear of this kayak as well. That will be my next year’s purchase.
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