Hi guys and gals,
After a few years hearing about the usefulness of the tracks on a kayak from kayak anglers friends, the author of these lines decided to finally convert himself.
The argument that the tracks were cumbersome isn’t holding anymore since Scotty released their low-profile tracks series. They are available in three lenghts, 1, 4 or 8 inches. Note the lenght is measure for the usable part of the track, the whole track is longer than the usable part. It’s the necessity to now use a transducer arm that kind of forced the tracks rigging. Indeed, the arm was including a 4″ track and it would have messed up the otherwise symetrical allure of the yak.
The installation is easy, the best is to use marine-grade glue that do not attack plastic, like Marine Goop. Please note that the hardware isn’t included. You can use #10 self-taping screws but the ideal way to rig them is with 10-24 bolts with washers and lock nuts, especially if you plan on using them for rod holders. As usual, always use stainless steel hardware when rigging stuff on your kayak.
These tracks are pleasant to use and feel pretty solid. When unused, they do not get in the way so they are barely noticeable.
- Pretty cheap (the tracks)
- Available in multiple lenghts
- Not cumbersome
- Easy and quick to use
- Gearhead adapters are expensives
- Hardware no included