Does anyone know of one for sale within driving distance? I have the ultimate 14.5 and love it, but it's not self bailing so crossing the occasional monster wake on the ICW seems sketchy at best. Thanks, O.C.
I like the open cockpit of the magic and ultimate. Both are very stable boats, tried them both at the kayak festival a couple years back. I prefer to stand and fish and the ultimate is the ultimate for that. Problem is, you can swamp it so I'm a little sketched about submerging my reels in salt while trying to get to the flats I have in mind.(ICW)My other option is carrying an ultimate 9.5 in my skiff. I'm not sure how stable that boat is and I would look like a bear on a unicycle in it. That, of course, matters not to me. I'll look at the mariner online and evaluate. Thanks, O.C.