I would like to det a price on two of the day trippers for my personal use and I would like to see if anyone uses you kayaks for Rescue. I am over the Water Rescue program here in savannah Georgia for Savannah Fire and Emergency Services and we have been playing withh the idea of placing kayaks on our heavy Rescue trucks for a rapid response.
Thanks for your help
We have heard of people using boats for rescue and it would be wise! We would have to set you up through your local dealer but perhaps they would give you a discount because of your honorable service!
Thanks for making the world a better place!
Looking at the photos, in image 3 of Drew in the yellow Daytripper, it appears his seat sits higher up than others. That would be a great option to have. How/What has been done to allow that position?
Renee, that is kind of hard to explain but I’ll try. First of all, yes I love that higher seated position and that is why on the Coosa that is a position that comes as an option. But, right now it is not factory option on the Day Tripper, however it isn’t that hard to do. All I did is drill out 4 holes on the inside wall of the boat where the seat should be and ran a beam through the elite seat frame and into those holes. Then, so the seat wouldn’t slide back and forth on the beams I simply zip tied it into place. It worked great and I had a blast fishing out of the Day Tripper in that position! Hope this helps and let me know if it didn’t and I can try to explain better of have you call me for a better understanding of what I did.
I would love to see Jackson make something to raise the seat postion on the Daytripper. It would make it even a better yak to fish out of than it already is. Maybe they will make something in the future to raise the seat. I know I will just keep checking out the site to if anything new comes out for the Daytripper.
Is the Day Tripper considered a sit in or sit on top kayak? Thanks!
Wade, the Daytripper is a Sit IN kayak, more a cross breed between a kayak and canoe.
How do you have your camera mounted in the front? and more importantly, how do you take a pic? remote?
I fished from my daytripper for the fist time last weekend and am addicted! can’t wait to get out again!
I’m not Drew, but I do fish with him bunch so I think I can help you with your question here. Drew usually mounts his GoPro to the front of his boat with the GoPro suction cup mount, but it’s very important to make sure you find a way to tether it to the boat in case you accidentally flip or hit it on something (we usually tether it to the front handle). Most of the time the pictures come from setting the GoPro to where it takes a picture every couple seconds of so. He uses a couple different cameras, one taking pictures and at least one other shooting video. Other times I am out there with a camera and take one with his Canon camera.
We are so glad you enjoyed fishing out of your daytripper, and can’t wait to see some awesome fish pictures. Tight Lines!
Is it possible and comfortable to fit two dogs in the Daytripper. Lab/Rotti mixes that are 55-60lbs each? Would want something that can handle this capacity in case my husband couldn’t go out with us.
I have taken both my dogs in it: 45 and 65 and I have also seen people take coolers with kids, and kids and dogs,
You should be fine you may find it a big slower in the water and a tad harder to turn though…
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