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Old August 17th, 2014, 07:45 PM   #1
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Looking to get a fishing kayak next summer. I just went swimming with my friends Jackson Coosa and quickly realized it is not the yak for me. I'm now looking at the Jackson BigRig and was wondering if anyone had any experience with one.

**Edit** upon further Googleing and reading about @jeepbrattt nucanoe seems to be a better option for me, cheaper, lighter better stability and overall better options for me and my wife if she wants to go out on the water with me. Any thoughts here or does anybody have one of these that is willing to watch a fat guy fall in a lake from?
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Went out to Kayak Corral and test drive the Jackson BigRig, Nucanoe Frontier 12, and the OldTown Predator 12. I have to say, the Nucanoe disappointed. The BigRig really impressed and the predator was only marginally 2nd to the BigRig.

http://www.kayakcorral.com

These guys at Kayak Corral were a great help, very knowledgeable and patient. The guy let me do things my way and then when I was done he would say, hey, try it like this. Not pushy or anything. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a kayak, canoe, or stand up paddle board.
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Put a deposit down on a Jackson Big Rig, should have it I time to unwrap for Christmas
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What was "wrong" with the nucanoe?
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The primary stability was not comfortable for me. I felt like I was on a round log, I got it out into the demo pond about 40' and it started to lean one way and I was not able to comfortably correct the imbalance. This is the same feeling I got on my friends Jackson Coosa just before I went swimming. The Nucanoe does have great secondary stabile as I was able to sit on it with my legs hanging off the side (all of my 325lbs) and my but stayed dry (same with the big rig). I just didn't like the feeling of its primary stability. I did not feel that I left the primary stability of the big rig unless I was standing up and on one foot with all my weight to one side.
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