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I miss my Magic : (


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#1 Jump n Fish

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 08:59 PM

I kick myself daily for selling my 14.5. I bought the thing for saltwater which I never found the time or bravery to do on my own, so I sold it to buy another small boat for the river since that was 95% of my fishing. Well guess what, I'm addicted to saltwater now and doing a lot of it. I would donate a kidney to have this boat back. I seriously can't think of a better boat for the style of fishing that I've adopted lately. If anybody knows anyone that still has these available especially the improved versions, let me know. There is just no other boat out there like this thing. Its the only boat I've ever paddled that I could stand and fish and with the speed of the less stable yaks, have room to stretch my legs way out, loads tons of gear, actually fit a "real" cooler behind the seat and still not have slightest feeling of getting cramped. Native please bring this boat back!!! It needed some simple improvements, but the concept of the hull was a class of its own, and theres nothing out there that will do what that boat did for me when I had it. Honestly the plug n play design wasn't the selling point for me, but the huge wide open hull was.

#2 knobcreekman

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 12:28 PM

Well said and I couldn't agree more. How much is a kidney worth in cash? ;-)

#3 waterlove

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 01:57 PM

Try searching paddleswap.com?

Have you tried searching Paddleswap.com?http://www.paddleswa...atercraft Magic


For anyone unaware of Paddleswap: It shows ads from several sources from all over the country. You can enter just about any search criteria you want including price, distance etc. (Although I've found this sometimes limits your search undesirably.) I have actually found it sometimes best to just type "kayak" Or in this case maybe "fishing kayak" and look down the list on a fairly regular basis for anything close to my area. (People don't always know or put pertinent details in the ad.) Also, be careful of limiting geographic area too tightly. Lots of boats can be much closer or further than you initially think, since many ads are general metropolitan areas. They can even be in another state. I have found things just typing "kayak" that didn't turn up in other more limited searches.

Typing "Native Watercraft Magic" in the keywords section unfortunately turns up lots of other Native Watercraft for sale but a scan down recent listings looking for the word "magic" showed the following: http://batonrouge.cr...2644553257.html and http://orlando.craig...2583488221.html and http://charlotte.cra...2635957433.html and http://harrisburg.cr...2612548980.html
http://esteroriverou...0,LPS000000009/

There are a lot of new listings everyday but if you do a quick scan each day or so you'll probably find one at a driveable distance.

Might be better than giving up a kidney!

Good luck!



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#4 silverback13

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 03:05 PM

i wish they would bring the magic back. they sholuld just do away with the plug in play and redesign it to have groove tracks in front and behind the seat. the open deck and self bailing made it a great boat for anything. maybe if we all ask native they would consider remaking it. they are asking customers for there advice on how to improve models and make new ones

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 12:37 AM

I check out your post & I came to know your magic ! Well now just pray to good for you Magic !!!!
miami beach fishing

#6 boykinsbuddy

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 06:15 AM

I agree...I just got rid of my 12 but still have 2 of the 14.5s. They need to scrap the plugnplay and go with groove tracks. Maybe put a set of scuppers under the seat pan to beef up that area, a small recessed hatch access in the front somewhere to allow for depthfinders if wanted and it would be perfect. I really wouldn't be objectionable to having the recessed foot indentions in the hull like the coupe to even eliminate moving parts and make the hull that much more simple. BUT...that being said, they would probably say they have exactly that with the Redfish 14.5.

#7 knobcreekman

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 03:05 PM

am i the only one that likes the plug n play? i guess i could get use to the groove track though. I would have to pass on the molded in footwells as i like to walk around in mine

#8 Jump n Fish

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 02:09 PM

I like the plug n play concept, but IMO the clips were just a little too flimsy. However, The rails that the plug n play clips went into I found very useful for just lashing stuff too with regular bungees. It was nice to move the seat around, but the rail system would take care of that feature. If you did away with the plug n play, it would also allow for probably a couple extra inches of width on the bow for more room (as if it didn't have enough already). But I'm with yall, An extra set of scuppers under the seat for more support, rails instead of plug n play, and a hatch up front and this thing is a dream boat. Just hoping I'll find one for the right price somewhere. I sold mine for $750, and I haven't been able to find one for sale less than $900.

#9 waterlove

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 11:14 AM

Jump n Fish, What size are you looking for? 14.5? (just in case I happen to see one)

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 11:08 AM

I kinda feel like the powers that be got butt hurt when the GMC model (the magics) were out shining the high dollar chevies (propels and mariners). Stupid question but how much would it cost too make a mold similar too the magic and make a kayak? Be like the billion dollar man... faster, stabler, more room than before?

#11 cjones0701

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 06:35 PM

IF someone see or has a 14.5 for sale I am interested in buying one. PM me if you can help. Thanks




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