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Posted 20 February 2012 - 04:33 PM
Yep, red 18, that sounds like a Magic to me!!! We need a return appearance to the line up with slight upgrades. I still have one 14.5 and kick myself constantly that I sold off the other one. Almost the capacity of the Ultimate...same seat...paddles a little quicker than the ultimate...seat turns around and it converts easily from tandem to solo...self-bailing...great machine, OK some of you are tired of hearing this from me...long live the Magic!
I couldn't agree more! I bought a U12 in Dec. but would have picked up a Magic instead just because its a similar boat with the added safety of scuppers. I would think that in the minds of the NW the two boats were probably too similar but really with some clever marketing I think a new Magic would have great success.
Posted 29 February 2012 - 08:29 PM
Posted 02 March 2012 - 08:32 PM
Just an idea
As the Native Watercraft kayaks are the only true pedal powered kayaks you could easily take advantage of the existing propel system to making it the only pedal POWERED kayak. A small output stator integrated into the propel design which the user could connect to a battery for powering electronic devices, gps,fishfinder,etc would mean a much smaller battery could be used and save storage space,weight and keep your devices charged all day.
That's it for me.
Ericos, that is an idea like no other! Sounds genius-like to me, and though not something I think I would be interested, its a very INTERESTING concept none the less.
Thanks for sharing!
Posted 04 March 2012 - 08:50 AM
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Posted 27 April 2012 - 10:17 PM
The two hulls that you mention aren't even close to being the same...the floors are totally different and the widths are also different. If you are talking about the rotating first class seat available as an option for the VB, it plugs into a socket molded into the deck of the VB. The Ultimate has no place to mold in the plug without it protruding down through the hull into the water...you don't have an inner and outer hull in the U like you do with the VB. Also the way the seat fits onto the rotating plate requires specific parts and drilling, modifying the frame of the seat. First class seats fit on all boat models differently and require specific floor pans and specific points of attachment. The first class seat for my Magic will not fit into my Ultimate and vice versa. Selling you the individual parts means you would have to modify the seat drilling additional holes and also altering the rotating seat pan and possibly the hull...now how would they warranty all of those modifications? AND how smart would that be in this day and age?
I'd like to see the capability to buy a versaboard mount for the first class seats in my tandem 14.5. According to a great phone rep at the retailer where I bought the versaboard, NW is real touchy about selling parts, and would not assist; I'd have to buy a whole new seat. When I pressed, she followed thru and said again no hope, and the seats were incompatible between the two craft. I'm prostaff with a bunch of great companies. This is my first interaction with NW and this attitude indicates a lack of business savvy and basic goodwill inconsistent with what appears to be a good product. Too bad.
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