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Titan worth it ?
Posted 06 July 2017 - 08:32 PM
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Posted 09 July 2017 - 03:24 PM
Cool ,let me know what ya think of it.
I went to the demo day , the guy with the demo Titan was not able to make it.
The dealer told me to give them a few days notice and they would get one from one of their other locations. Will keep you posted
Posted 12 July 2017 - 11:15 PM
Posted 14 July 2017 - 03:28 PM
Looks as though they cut the end of the prop blades off flat, so I wonder if that fixed the cavataion noise problem or not ? Watched the I cast video, and the blade looks differant to me any way. Any body that went to Icast and seen it or better yet got to test it, please update !
I just saw this Youtube video and it confirms what they are doing to fix this. They changed the prop size and pitch.
He should have a update video in the coming days, telling us how the new prop works.
Hopefully the demo boat that I plan to try out will have the new prop.
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Posted 18 July 2017 - 01:36 PM
I am still researching this boat, and keep coming up with reasons not to buy one. Scott Shooter has a a lot ( 9) of videos with problems he is having. Most of his problems I could deal with. But the paper thin hull, I can't. I would think most people don't check there's very closely, and not being able to buy one locally ( with out a non refundable 1000.00 deposit, wich I suspect the dealers know there are problems with them and don't want to be stuck with them either) and checking it out throughly, I think iam out of the kayak shopping market.
Looks like the new prop is a success. There is a new video posted and he was very happy with the performance.
Not sure why but I do not see the other videos from the guy that had nine. Today I went over to the dealers to look at the boat again and see if it had any of the issues that he was talking about.
First I check the front end of the boat from the inside and there is a similar issue with the white foam not covering about a 5 -6 inch area. I did not get as much flex as I saw in the video, but it was there. The dealer told me they provide Lifetime hull repair on all of their kayaks. So that made me feel much better. They also explained the White foam is just for stability and flotation. He said that in his 2 1/2 years he has never seen a kayak get damaged that high up on the boat.
The drain plug . I took it out 4 times and never had a problem getting it to go back in. Again if it fails, its covered under warranty or they would fix it as part of the hull repair. Another option is use a regular boat plug that as the rubber casket that they use on bigger boats. The other thing from the video it look like the drain plug was lower on the boat. But when I check it out in the store, the plug is just under the power pole plate.
The leaky hatch - I looked at the hatch cover and did not see any warp in it. So not sure about this. I was planning to still use dry bags anyway.
New Prop - They had not received the updated prop , but should be getting it any day. But as I said in the beginning , sound like it is a successful solution with no impacts to performance.
I schedule to take the boat out on Friday, so I will have a chance to talk with the guy that has in more detail.
At this point I'm still very interested in the kayak.
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Posted 21 July 2017 - 01:58 PM
I decided to wait until they get the prop in and get it installed, should be next week.
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Posted 03 August 2017 - 01:11 PM
dwillis3175. You give up also, I don't think iam going to get one. At least until I hear better things.
Not yet, just been busy and have not had time to follow up with the dealer to see if they have the new prop installed.
I may wait until this Fall before I do anything, that way the heat we have been getting will gone and will be able to enjoy getting out.
Posted 03 August 2017 - 01:16 PM
I like my Titan. I have not had any leak issues at all. I have spent about 40hrs in it total. I also noticed from wades video he posted of his setup that he screwed the transducer into the plate and didn't use the threaded inserts. This could be the source of his leak.
Glad to hear your enjoying the Titan. Would you mind sharing your setup? Wiring, Electronics, etc . Also what type of trailer are you using. That is one other thing that I have been researching is trailers.
Posted 11 August 2017 - 06:40 AM
All being said I do have a couple questions for some of you titan owners.... How well does the front hatch seal, and does it leak if submerged? , I live on the gulf coast and will be fishing offshore frequently so taking a wave over the front of the boat will be a normal adventure unless its glass that day.
2nd question.. I have seen that the landing gear seems to be the way to transport on the ground if needed.. has anyone seen or heard of using beach wheels for this setup? I know hobie has the scupper hole beach wheel cart and the landing gear with the same wheels but am unsure if they can be used on the titan?? I imagine the scupper holes are not the same dimensions... this is a huge deal to me and could determine my decision on buying because most beach access points will be a good walk through our sugar sandy beaches and those beach wheels make ALL the difference!
Any input would be much appreciated, tight lines!!!!
Posted 13 August 2017 - 02:19 PM
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