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    Jul 2015
    Near Astoria OR

    Kawasaki Ultra rigging - what do you got?

    I'm on my way up to test ride a 2014 Kawasaki ultra LX 160. looking to pick this up primarily for doing offshore tuna fishing in Oregon, fishing buoy 10 on the Columbia, and picking up rock fish along the coast line. I've been kayak fishing a few years in the ocean, but the lack of speed and range have kept me from touching buoy 10 or tuna grounds.

    any Ultra owners out there that can help me out with some rigging pictures? what have you guys done for racks, rod holders, cooler holders ect? when fully rigged for tuna, i'll need a 150qt cooler, and troll 4 rods, fish finder mounted in water for temp readings, fuel can storage - and possibly a bleed bucket, though, space limiting, I may just use the ocean and deal with the sharks. I would love to see some ideas on how other people have set-up their ultras with any of the above. once I lock down a design, I got a buddy that did all the tubing for his rock crawler and pole holders on his boat that can help me bend and weld up an aluminum rack, and i'll return the favor in kind.

    one of the spec's on the ultra I have not been able to locate would be the range at cruising speeds - say 30-40mph. the northern Oregon coast line where i'll be fishing can be up to a 40 mile one way trip to get to tuna, then spend 4-5 hours trolling at 5-7mph, then back home again.

    thank you in advance, and tight lines!

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    DrivingZiggy's Avatar
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    May 2013
    Lafayette, LA
    One of our Hawaiian members pulls a rescue sled behind him for his tuna. He also has switched to a bang-stick rather than a club to "calm them down."

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    I used to have a 150 that I loved except high maintenance and bought a Yamaha but miss the stability of my Kawi.

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    Formerly Ultra250 TN Aquaholic6801's Avatar
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    Feb 2007
    Old Hickory,Tn
    Stability of a Ultra 150....LMAO

    Any ways....Cant help you on the rigging of it, but 80 miles round trip is no problem for the LX

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    Jul 2015
    Near Astoria OR
    Digging up an old thread here, but figured I'd follow up on what I did with my Kawasaki Ultra.

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