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The Shad 10’4 Fin Drive Fishing Kayak
Flat water, white water, fishing water…
If you can stick a paddle into it, it’s made to be kayaked.
You get canoes. You get kayaks. And then you get Vanhunks sit-on-top kayaks – the next level of kayak evolution. Light-years away from a floating log, these zippy, stable, easily maneuvered craft are roto-molded from premium quality polyethylene for a lifetime of enjoyment.
Become Legendary On A Vanhunks Fishing Kayak :
The Shad 10’4 !
Fast, manouverable, stable and heaps of fun. The shad 10’4ft kayak is a kayak ahead of its time, with all its attributes molded into an excellent craft for the avid fisherman and the relaxed paddler who wants to take in the sights. It is standard fitted with a removable Tool Pod, equipped with the Tool Pod; this is an exciting maneuverable 10’4 fishing Kayak offering you excellent stability. Remove the tool pod and you can fit a fin drive, transforming your Kayak in a few easy steps. Should you wish to add a propeller drive instead, not a problem; the Shad is fully compatible with Fin Drive or Propeller Drive. You have multiple upgrade options in one Kayak. The Shad even have inserts for an electric motor on the Kayak’s stern should you decide to add an electric motor.
When looking at the hull design, stability was paramount, and the flat bottom with Pontoon Hull keeps the Kayak on an even keel and therefore allows confidence to sit or even stand easily. The shape and sleek lines in the hull design allow for much-needed speed and easy maneuverability. The Double Pontoon Hull allows the easy flow of water through the channels, increasing traction and increasing speed.
The Shad has an easy-to-operate adjustable foot control or hand-controlled rudder system and the system is interchangeable from one system to another. The Deep adjustable rudder provides great direct action and limits drift therefore keeping the speed of the Kayak. As a bonus, the Rudder blades are compatible with the Bixpy motor.
The Shad is equipped with a large equipment hatch at the Kayak’s bow, a round hatch behind the paddler, and a large Tank-Well in the stern, fitted with bungee cords to secure your load.
The raised deluxe aluminum seating gives you a slightly elevated approach that assists with paddling and visibility and keeps you dry should there be excess water in the craft. The seating is adjustable to the front or the back and runs on a track system.
The Shad designed for fishing; we added four embedded angled rod holders to assist with storage and rod positioning. Three accessory rails can take extra fishing rod holders, accessories, or a better still to mount your fish finder. A Fish Finder can be mounted to the Shad easily as there is spacing built into the Kayak’s hull for a transducer and cabling to run comfortably. The transducer plate protects your transducer and under the transducer plate, you will find pre-assembled inserts to secure your transducer.
Overall, the Shad is a great kayak on both flat water, lakes, rivers, and smooth sea conditions. Its overall design will make your fishing experience fun.
☑ Length: 10'4 ft
☑ Width: 35 inches
☑ Height: 14 inches
☑ Weight w/out drive: 71 lbs
☑ Weight with drive: 81 lbs
☑ Maximum Weight Capacity: 440 lbs
☑ Seating: 1 Seaters
☑ Style: Sit on Top
☑ Roto-molded: 5mm Polyethylene Design
☑ Hardware: Marine Graded stainless steel fittings. Inserts: Brass
☑☑1 Two-Piece Paddle with three-position adjustment features. The shaft made of heavy-duty black EDC coated aluminum, built-in handgrips, and PVC anti-drip rings.
☑1 Tool Pod
☑1 Deluxe aluminum adjustable seats
☑2 Storage hatched (Large bow hatch and round hatch behind paddler)
☑2 Molded-in side handles
☑3 Molded-in carry handles (front and back)
☑2 Drain plug
☑6 Scupper plugs
☑1 Swivel rod holder
☑4 Integrated fishing rod holders
☑3 Accessory track rails
☑2 Adjustable Footrests (can be converted to control rudder system)
☑2 Molded-in tackle box holders
☑1 fish finder compartment
☑Bungee cords at back tank well area (with 6 D-rings)
☑Hand controlled rudder system
Optional Extras (Not Included)
☑Fin Drive System
||Whale Runner||Amberjack||Tarpon||Tarpon 2|
|Width:||34 Inches||34 Inches||35 Inches||32 Inches||32 Inches||30 Inches||30 Inches|
|Kayak Weight:||79lb (with fin drive)||71lb||71lb||23kg/51lb||25kg/77lb||28kg/62lb||28kg/62lb|
|Water Type:||Calm rivers, lakes, and calm ocean with small waves.||Calm rivers, lakes, and calm ocean with small waves.||Calm rivers, lakes, and calm ocean with small waves.||Calm rivers, lakes, and calm ocean with small waves.||Calm rivers, lakes, and calm ocean with small waves.||Calm rivers, lakes, and calm ocean with small waves.||Calm rivers, lakes, and calm ocean with small waves.|
|Rudder System:||Yes – One Hand Rudder Steering||
Hand Controlled System
||Hand Controlled System||No||No||With Foot Pedals||With Foot Pedals|
|Deluxe Aluminum Seat:||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes (Sold Separately)||No||Yes|
|Deluxe Padded Seat:||
|Built-in Rod Holders:||2||
|Swivel Rod Holders:||
|Adjustable Sliding Seat:||Yes||No||No||No||No||No||No|
|Tackle Box Holders:||2||
|Fin Drive System:||Yes||
1 x Round Hatch
1 x Stern Bungee Storage Area
1 x Bow Bungee Storage Area
2 Storage Hatches, 2 Tool Pods (double up as storage hatches)
|2 Storage hatched (Large bow hatch and round hatch behind paddler)||2x Round Storage Hatches, 1x Stern Bungee Storage||2x Bungee Storage Areas||
1x Round Storage Hatch,
1x Large Oval Storage Hatch,
1x Stern Bungee Storage
1x Waterproof Square Compartment,
1x Large Oval Hatch,
1x Square Storage Hatch,
1x Stern Bungee Storage
My son really enjoys his Shad 10’4”, he’s named his kayak Blue Fin. Definitely a good purchase, built well and adapted for multiple accessories. Would purchase again.