bowgarguide wrote:This is a legit question , why is a SOT more suitable for BTB than a SINK
I know they run the Sinks in the rapids and sea kayaks with skirts in the ocean.
Educate me here guys.
Ablity to fish from would be my reason.
A SOT kayak gives a fishermen a great deal of room on deck and in the tankwell. This storage space, that is very easy to get to is very important when fishing.
Very few SINK kayaks have tankwells, and even less so when you have to take them through waves. Since SINKS do not have large open areas for storeage, and such. The skirt and covered deck tends to limit movement, and storage area. This all hurts it's ablity to fish from.
Sinks are by far the best paddling kayaks. And the sea kayaks can handle much, muc more then any SOT kayak can.
But they just do not offer what is most important to fishing. Easy to get to space and freedom of movement.
For me I consider a SINK kayak a far supior kayak for th fishermen that is going to paddle, get out then fish. Or one that is going to do a great deal of paddling and does not have to worry about large amounts of water coming into the kayak.
But a SOT kayak works better for a fishing platform. The open deck, and tankwell allows the fishermen easy access to everything he or she needs. Once in an area like the surf or open ocean. The self bailing of the SOT really shines as it allows for us to fish in waves that are coming into the kayak all the time.