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Old 04-22-2014, 06:36 PM   #1
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Saw this article on whether to Kayakk or Biyak, something to really think about, good read: To Kayak or Biyak - That is the Question



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Old 04-23-2014, 04:17 PM   #2
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biyaks look stable

never tried though

dont think u can really flip a biyak



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Old 04-23-2014, 05:35 PM   #3
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I mean the biyak is good because it is a lot more stable than the kayak, but I think that a kayak is more fun. You have more maneuverability. I think a lot of it depends on what type of waters you are going to be fishing in.

If a biyak is with two pontoons, then wouldn't a kayak be a "uniyak" or a "monoyak" or something???
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If a biyak is with two pontoons, then wouldn't a kayak be a "uniyak" or a "monoyak" or something???
I really have no idea.

But biyaking looks interesting, definitely much more stable than a kayak, something i need to try, probably better for those bigger catches



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Old 04-24-2014, 11:58 AM   #5
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yea the biyaks arent as easy to maneuver

plus its DOUBLE the weight



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Old 04-24-2014, 01:49 PM   #6
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I haven't built any production boats, so I'm not trying to sell anything. The one in the article a late-stage prototype that I just finished.

I just wanted to make a distinction between mine and the old bi-yak driftboats that were made from two kayaks put together.

The Biyak has an adjustable beam or width. At 30" it is much more maneuverable than you might think and of course it tracks well. At 46" it is super-stable.

It's made from ABS plastic and weighs about 90 lbs. Not too heavy, but it also disassembles to three pieces, so almost anyone could lift it onto a car top.

Thanks for taking an interest. I'm a school teacher with limited resources. The feedback that I have gotten from fellow kayak fishermen has been really helpful.

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My website is www.biyakboats.com

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Old 04-24-2014, 02:19 PM   #7
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Yup. Just have to really think about what it is you need and want. Then decide if kayak or biyak



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Old 04-24-2014, 05:20 PM   #8
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It does make a bit more sense when you think about the fact that you can control the width of the biyak.

Another thing that you could consider doing is kayaking in tandem with someone else. You gain stability and you make sure that you stay close to your friend.

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yea that makes sense



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Old 04-25-2014, 07:42 PM   #10
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Good point on kayak tandem.



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