Jackson Kayak Starts Shipping the New Big Rig HD/FD Fishing Kayak

Jackson Kayak has begun shipping its long-awaited Big Rig HD/FD to paddle sports stores around the world.  This is the second generation of one of the most popular fishing kayaks of all time, this time with pedal drive capabilities and significant upgrades to its layout.

OCTOBER 12, 2018 – SPARTA, TENNESSEE – For immediate release.

Introducing the Big Rig FD! One of Jackson Kayak’s most popular fishing kayaks now gets the upgrades of both its HD predecessors, the Coosa HD and Cuda HD with the addition of Flex Drive pedalling power. The FD will be compatible with the upcoming E-Drive motor giving users a truly hands-free fishing experience, where the rudder controls return to foot control and our battery will take you anywhere you want to go. Hull size and performance are comparable to the original Big Rig, but features an elongated keel for superior tracking while paddling, pedalling, or motoring.

The FD version of the Big Rig takes advantage of the past 5 years of HD upgrades with some twists. It features the High Hi-Lo Ergo Seat Frame with MOLLE System, which includes infinite fore-aft trimming. The unique Big Rig rod troughs are doubled up with TWO rod tubes on both sides of the bow. The Big Rig FD’s new rod staging system lets you set down and snap up your rods at a moments’ notice. Unlike the other models, the rod tubes can also accommodate fly rods up to 9′ in length with fly reel geometry behind the seat. Jackson Kayak’s use of track systems remain throughout giving you flexibility in setting up for the day of fishing and our hulls are molded for Raymarine and Power-Pole readiness. Storage is upgraded throughout the Big Rig FD with hatches updated to new rotating latches.

SPECS:

  • Big Rig FD – Web Page
    • Length: 13’3″
    • Width 40″
    • Weight: 120 lbs (w/o seat & drive)
    • CAPACITY: 550 lbs
    • CONSTRUCTION: Rotomolded Polyethylene, anodized marine grade aluminium.
    • MSRP: $3299
  • Big Rig HD – Web Page
    • Length: 13’3″
    • Width 40″
    • Weight: 120 lbs (w/o seat & drive)
    • CAPACITY: 550 lbs
    • CONSTRUCTION: Rotomolded Polyethylene, anodized marine grade aluminium.
    • MSRP: $1999

About the Flex Drive System and the New E-drive
The FlexDrive system is a pedal driven propeller that allows forward and reverse, has unique articulation to adapt to shallow water, obstacles, or cleaning, and is removable for true kayak use.  This system will be fully compatible with the E-Drive electric motor due for release early in the new year.

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