by Vonzipper » Fri Aug 23, 2013 5:58 pm, Post Price. Anyone have any firsthand experience with these boats or any reccomendations … Miles. I like the layout of both X-Factor and Stealth. I appreciate any info. Posts: 218; Joined: Fri May 13, 2005 4:54 pm; Status: Off-line; Location: New Braunfels, Texas Malibu Pro Staff; Re: Heritage Redfish '12 v. Manta Ray '12 v. Tarpon 120 #1394228. Mine is the 12 btw, think zip had the same before he moved to peddel power. by Vonzipper » Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:13 pm, Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited. Built in the USA, the newly upgraded Stealth package comes fully equipped with a Gator Hatch, Center Bait Tank, and the all new X-Seat. Location. Thanks. Title & Link . Buy the Stealth and don't use the live well even though it is there. Finally2. by Vonzipper » Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:08 pm, Post Stealth 12 all the way, Awsome boat!...can stand up in it & move all over it & never feel like ur gonna turtle, paddles pretty well also. Year. Anyone have any firsthand experience with these boats or any reccomendations based on long term ownership? Mid-sized option in our patented Stealth Series comes fully equipped with a … I love the tuna! 795. offerup 1/23 - 17:15 Orange county, CA Suunto D4 dive computer. Full of pertinent information, we[…], beautiful clear water, and a beautiful sunny day […], Channel cats are really easy to catch on a rising[…]. If your interested in standing, you can't beat the Malibu Stealth 12 or 14. I decided to test paddle the new Stealth 12. The Malibu Kayaks “Stealth 12” was picked as a great river fishing kayak. Malibu Stealth 12 & 14 Fishing Kayak Package. The Stealth 12 is a all new kayak from Malibu. Settings Welcome, Bing [Bot] All caught up! Here is my review of the boat. Author Topic: hobie vs malibu stealth 14 (Read 6111 times) 0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. I have used it as a cooler and even thought about insulating it, I think a built in cooler is better than a built in live well. For Sale Stealth 14 Fish & Dive n/a. Malibu Kayaks Trolling Motor Mount This trolling motor mount from Malibu Kayaks is made of ¼” steel, easy to install and powder coated to resist the elements. jsuber Posts: 2275 Joined: Wed Oct 12, 2005 1:15 pm. The Stealth 14 will paddle the same as the X-factor. Post status. I would have to go with the manta ray over the Tarpoon, I sat in a MR14 one day at ACK, man that thing was like sitting inside a Caddilac, that had top be the most comfy kayak seat I've ever sit in and the MR12 has the same seat, sit on one one day and you'll see what I mean! Post status. However, the Tarpon is a dart in the water. What kayak would be best for me? $879.00 Pelican Sit-on-top Fishing Kayak Kayak 10 Feet Lightweight one Person Kayak Perfect for Fishing. Speed, Handling & Tracking: It is a 12 foot boat, so it isn't the fastest yak on the market. If you fish live bait then the Stealth 14 is the way to go, You will love this boat!! Sortable Columns: Tap the column header to sort. first aid items and extras fit in the hatch between my legs. by yooper » Fri Aug 23, 2013 6:06 pm, Post The kayak I decided on was the Malibu Stealth 12. hobie vs malibu stealth 14 « previous next » Print; Pages: [1] Go Down. With the S12, will I be able to carry my old lady on it with to camp? Location. Title & Link. Has built in livewell, and tackle box. Some of the 14 specs are: Max Capacity 550lbs Length 14'4" Width 33" Weight 64lbs Molded Internal Livewell/Bait Tank Low Profile Gator Bow Hatch 45 deg Rectangle RearHatch Small storage hatches … Model. I noticed it has 2 hatches in the center and 1 behind the seat. Tap different headers for multi-level sort. Location. Data Table of Malibu Stealth 14 Fish & Dive in Orlando, FL. Today on 30milesOut kayak fishing Tv... We focus on Justin Rabon's kayak setup for fishing the Pensacola area. (Includes Hardware) Available for the Malibu Kayaks Stealth-14, Stealth-12, Stealth-9, X-Caliber, and Pro 2 Tandem (please select one). Looking to trade or sell my yak for a sport model ATV. A popular model among spear fishermen and divers, the X-13 comes with phenomenal storage and stability, not to be outdone by its speed. I built my girls a go-kart for their birthday and would love to ride the trails with them. During that year I have paddled creeks, rivers, ponds, lakes, and just about anywhere else you can take a kayak. I am going to be buying a new kayak soon and am considering something in the 12' range. This seems to be a really good kayak. That is how I used it and I highly recommend it. The Stealth 14 is basically the Malibu X-Factor with a few minor changes to the hull, but entirely new deck design. Malibu Stealth 12 vs. WS Tarpon 120 vs. Time Posted. A floating bait bucket sits on that hatch cover just fine while you are travelling. by traviss224 » Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:19 pm, Post Native MR 12, Saltwater - Presented by Slowride Guide Services, Bass Fishing - Presented by Mariner Sails, Kayak Rigging - Presented by Hook1 Kayak Fishing Gear, General Discussions(Request Access to the General Discussion Usergroup), How to Fish During the Winter...plus video. Ended up going with a tarpon 140. Tap again to reverse. Is weight a consideration? Stealth-14 The top of the line Stealth series, the Stealth-14, our popular fishing kayak with our patented Gator Hatch, 3-Piece Center Bait Tank System, and the revolutionary X-Seat. I mostly paddle/fish rivers, but at some point want to start fishing the bays and btb. I am 6'3" 250. Time Posted. The top of the line Malibu Stealth fishing kayak is a perfectly balanced kayak that is ready to handle any body of water. They paddle OK Scupper Pro, Perception Bimini, Malibu Extreme, WS Ride. What is you all reasoning for the Stealth over the X-Factor? by traviss224 » Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:01 pm, Post "It amazes me how much enjoyment I get helping someone other than myself these days" Zip, 2018, i have had both.i would go with the stealth. Re: Malibu Stealth 12 vs 14 vs X-Factor F&D. Yeah, can't beat the T-140! Apollo Beach, Florida, USA ; Heywood; 500+ Posts! The Stealth has consistently met my expectations - often exceeding them. Post status. Shulace; Surf Perch; Posts: 73; hobie vs malibu stealth 14 « on: November 01, 2014, 05:14 AM » Long time float tuber and moving to the central coast in the next year. My Malibu Stealth 14. "All I want for Christmas is a big fat toad!&[…], :) Great video. Does the X-Factor have a built in live well? The X-Factor and S14 are the same hulls, right??? Time Posted. We were waiting to get the new shipments with the new hatch gaskets. by Bigshow69fl » Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:29 pm, Post Celebrating 20 years of innovativation and quality in sit on top kayaks. Tap again to reverse. Astrofan1117. The Specs: Length: 12′ 4″ Width: 33″ Weight: 55 lbs Weight Capacity: 450 lbs Features: Multiple large hatches including the gator hatch, a standing area for secure footing, Lowrance transducer ready mount and a livewell. If on a trailer or in the back of a pickup, I say go with the 14. I recently started experimenting with 1/4" plastic mesh, making floating bait buckets but with the fish hitting cut dead bait so good, I have not tried any I have made. Malibu Stealth 12 vs 14 vs X-Factor F&D. From my experience all hatches from all manufacturers leak a bit, but the early Stealth … i bought a stealth 12 loved it so much i bought another one for the wife. Price. by traviss224 » Fri Aug 23, 2013 6:56 pm, Post Kayak Fishing Forums at JaxKayakFishing.Com, Moderators: GASMAN, HoosierPaddler, islandspeed2001, Dreads0518, Post I mostly paddle/fish rivers, but at some point want to start fishing the bays and btb. 12', 60lbs, 33" wide. Yea I have a Big Tuna and love it! The Stealth-14 was designed by people that understand the needs and wants of an angler. Price. Tap different headers for multi-level sort. The Stealth is a wide boat and one of the most stable platforms available. I personally paddled a X-Factor for two years, so I know how the Stealth 14 will paddle. by traviss224 » Fri Aug 23, 2013 5:34 pm, Post Miles. From what I've been told they're thicker now. I dont use much live bait at all. These attributes make the Stealth 12 a great medium sized fishing kayak that can handle a variety of fishing situations. The Stealth-12 steps up as the well-balanced fishing machine to tackle the fearsome waters. More stable in sloppy conditions too. I paddle the Stealth 14 and don't have any trouble keeping up with my regular fishing buddies. The MK Stealth 12 in actionIf you have any questions about Malibu Kayaks, feel free to email me at drew@manpowerefishing.com For Sale Stealth 14 Fish & Dive n/a. It is super stable at 84cm wide and 4.37m long. I am going to be buying a new kayak soon and am considering something in the 12' range. I let some water in that middle hatch one time to see how deep the live well would be and I was not impressed. Who carrys them around here in Jax? Im 6'5" 325 lbs. Price . Sortable Columns: Tap the column header to sort. It was all I could handle an wound up being more than these old muscles could handle loading it on top of a Jeep. Malibu Stealth 12 vs 14 vs X-Factor F&D. Year. MR 12......................completly BIASED opinion! The Malibu Stealth 14 by Malibu is a great intermediate kayak, geared towards fisherman, but usable for most water activities. Help ... Mark Forums Read; Advanced Search; Forum; Louisiana Kayak Fishing; New To The Sport; Malibu stealth 12? For Sale Stealth 14 Fish & Dive n/a. I never put anyone on that front hatch cover but my guess is that the Stealth would still be pretty stable with someone sitting there, looking back at you of course. I love the storage room in the XFactor. I think the bait would stay alive better in a floating bait bucket or a bait tube anyway, especially with the high water temp right now. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); - All times are UTC-04:00 - You can always go with the Stealth 14 also if that is your intention. You have no notifications. The Malibu Kayaks "Stealth 14" Kayak gives serious kayak anglers proven Stealth series performance with the latest features. For poling and sight fishing, I think its hard to beat the stealth. Explore the exciting new X-Seat and the ever popular Stealth Series Fishing Kayaks. Tap different headers for multi-level sort. Source. I've got an 04 model, and am thinking of upgrading. If you're going to be using your new boat for BTB then the Stealth is the clear winner. Data Table of Malibu Stealth 14 Fish & Dive in Orange county, CA. All my tackle fits perfectly in the front hatch. Thank you all so much. Page 12: Seat Mount Stealth-14 Seat Mount Front Seat Straps Our seat hooks clip from the upper straps to threaded eyelets that are near the front of the seating area. Post by jsuber » Sun Nov 30, 2008 2:20 am I hear they have a 12 and 14 footer. The Stealth 12 was about 60 to 70 lbs. Also I like camping the islands in sisters creek. Perception Pescador Pro 12 | Sit on Top Fishing Kayak with Adjustable Lawn Chair Seat | Large Front and Rear Storage | 12' 4.6 out of 5 stars 125. June 12, 2012 by yakingit in My Gear. by Bigshow69fl » Fri Aug 23, 2013 6:28 pm, Post Kayak fishing main forum. Looks nice! I second what Zip said, the stealth offers a great deal of stability but I hardly ever use the live well. My old lady would be going some when camping. Price is around $1150 to $1500. Model. Are these any good? by traviss224 » Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:27 pm, Post Data Table of Malibu Stealth 14 Fish & Dive in USA. I currently own a Tarpon 100 (10 footer) and it is great for rivers, shallow bays, etc...though I don't feel it would be that good for btb though I have poor balance. Jackson Cuda vs the Malibu 14 Stealth 8 years 2 months ago #3. Treat the X-13, a sensitive, gritty coastal kayak, with care and explore worlds unknown. By 5-20 - Wed Dec 16, 2009 4:42 pm - Wed Dec 16, 2009 4:42 pm #1394228. The tandem and solo paddling are both easy! Compose new PM? I have now had my Malibu Kayaks Stealth 12 for the better part of a year. Post status. Malibu Stealth 12 (lime green) Top. 3600. offerup 7/8 - 00:20 Milwaukee, WI Stealth power fisha 14 New. Thanks for all the input though, it was a big help. by PJD » Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:07 pm, Post Malibu Stealth. by Zomgninja » Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:44 pm, Post Before we dive into the fun parts, let’s take a look at this kayak’s measurements at a glance: Length: 14.4” Width: 33” Depth: 12” Native MR 12 #1449410. If you want to stand and fish, hands down the Stealth beats it. As this thread mentions there were leaking issues and this is why Malibu changed the gaskets. Time Posted. User mini profile. Location. Moderators: GASMAN, HoosierPaddler, islandspeed2001, Dreads0518. I like the livewell in the stealth. Posts:631 Thank you received: 196 Points:2622. I found a Igloo 25qt marine cooler that fits perfectly right beind me. 150. offerup 5/8 - 07:50 Orlando, FL Aqualung i300 Dive Computer. Post by traviss224 » Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:34 pm I am 6'3" 250. The Cuda may be faster, but not by much. Title & Link. If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. Model. A 14 must weigh at least 10 lbs plus, more than the 12. Title & Link. Measuring 14' 4'' long, this kayak offers fishing enthusiasts Malibu's patented center bait tank system surrounded by a casting platform in a wide cockpit area. Year. Model. Sortable Columns: Tap the column header to sort. Year. Miles. The Stealth is not that slow. Data Table of Malibu Stealth 14 Fish & Dive in Maryland (southern), MD. I have a Stealth 12 and let me tell you it is super stable and very fast kayak,The Stealth 14 is even more stable then the 12. 19 posts 1; 2; Next; traviss224 Posts: 109 Joined: Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:23 am Location: Southside. Miles. With features like the 2 front and 2 rear flush mounted rod holders, center bait tank system, and gator hatch kayak anglers will be ready to hit the water right from the store. The hatch works great as a dry storage for everything you need for fishing each trip. If your wife is petite I think you can use the gator hatch. Malibu Stealth 12 vs. WS Tarpon 120 vs. Tap again to reverse. by traviss224 » Fri Aug 23, 2013 6:59 pm, Post Front Seat Strap Eyelet (PM-1551R) upper lower Back Seat Strap Eyelet (PM-1551R) Back Seat Straps The back seat hooks clip from the lower to threaded eyelets that are near the back of seating area. I stand up in my all day with no problems. I received my new Stealth 14 a little while ago and I have been having a blast rigging her up. It weighs about the same. By murdock - Thu Apr 01, 2010 7:02 pm - Thu Apr 01, 2010 7:02 pm #1449410. Sortable Columns: Tap the column header to sort. The Stealth does not draw much so it does not let that much water in IMO. Sorry, too late! From the ground up, you’ll find features that make your outing fun and exciting. I have the XFactor and love it. She hardly ever goes fishing so the big tuna would probably be to much for me. , FL mine is the clear winner `` Stealth 14 is the clear.. 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