Thread starter #1. The Old Town Sportsman 106 Powered by Minn Kota is an easy-to-use motorized fishing platform that is compact and brimming with premium features, enabling maximum fishing time without the hassle or clutter found in other motorized models on the market. As the name suggests, it is a fishing-specific model and according to Old Town it is one of the most comfortable sit-inside angling kayaks on the market. The Topwater was designed for ponds and creeks, where skimming lily pads and scooting over shoals is a priority. Old Town knows their canoes and kayaks. Navigate creeks and maneuver effortlessly through weeds as you chase bass in your local pond. There is a velcro adjustment to make it looser or tighter but even with it on the tightest setting I can still feel it a bit. The Topwater PDL 106 is a pedal-powered kayak that’s ready for exploring, fishing or just wandering with the kids. Regular price $1,199.00 Sale price $1,199.00 Sale. The new TOPWATER line of kayaks from our friends at Old Town. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Those with the previous year Predator PDL's will be able to retrofit their rudder control to the new "2019 locking knob" controls later on this year. We may also display your answer for other users. Why my excitement? We expect these items to be available 02/01/2021 Gift wrapping: Options … Write Review. There's a problem loading this menu right now. I have a 16 foot Necky in the garage with a good old Werner paddle. 2 pedals drive a propeller under the boat with the rudder for steering. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, Reviewed in the United States on June 27, 2019. The Topwater 120 has a length of 12 feet and a width of 33.5 inches while measuring in at about 82 pounds. I recommend it to anybody, if your sitting on the fence, get it!. Reviewed in the United States on June 26, 2020. The Old Town Topwater 106|120 is now the Old Town Sportsman 106|120, available in paddle and pedal (PDL) versions. It’s not like I haven’t given the paddle a fair chance. The low profile 45 lb. Bow to stern. Why my excitement? 2 clamps hold the drive bar in place so unless, you’ve got it completely removed, it’ll never fall off. This 10-foot, 6-inch hull, based off of the popular Old Town Topwater 106, features a seamlessly integrated Minn Kota electric motor console. The Topwater PDL offers large fishing kayak performance, in a compact, lightweight, nimble package. Review Subject Required. I’ve had 2 kids on the boat with me and even with them moving around, hardly had to think about stability. Activity: Fishing, Hunting; Style: Sit-on-Top; Number of Paddlers: 1; Propulsion: Paddle; Material: Single Layer Polyethylene; Seat Type: Element Air Seating; Length: 10' 6" | 3.2 m; Width: 34.5 in | 87.6 cm; Weight Capacity: 440 lb | 199.6 kg; Old Town Topwater 106 Features. There are lighter types of boats out there which are inflatable (and have their own downsides). Would definitely recommend. The closest you will get is the Ocean Malibu PDL which is a 12' and released last year. Old Town's Topwater 106 Angler Fishing Kayak provides a stable, comfortable stand-up fishing platform in a compact, nimble package. I’ve added enough a few inches of padding to the cart so the frame holds the boat without touching the tires. The Loon 106 Angler is one of the brand new re-engineered versions of their classic Loon kayak. Shipping calculated at checkout. New Old Town Topwater series fishing kayaks review. Old Town Topwater 106 is a nice paddling and stable fishing kayak for its size. Kayak Make & Model. I'm 166lbs, 5foot 7. The all-new Topwater 106 offers large fishing kayak performance, in a compact, nimble package. Old Town Topwater 106. Color Add to cart The all-new Topwater 106 offers large fishing kayak performance, in a compact, nimble package. Old Town knows their canoes and kayaks. When you’ve hit shore for lunch the seat can be taken off and put on the ground. However it did not work for us. One of the issues with small items in the boat is they can go missing if they’re contained within a larger container or dry bag. Shop, read reviews, or ask questions about OLD TOWN Topwater 106 Sit-On-Top Angler Kayak at the official West Marine online store. With the wheels on the hull, they ain’t spinning at all when you pull the boat. Old Town Topwater 106 Specs. Bow to stern. Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. I have a Pelican folding cart with large wheels and the frame of it fits right into the indent of the hull putting the wheels on the hull. We have a special program in place for pre-booking of the 2019 Topwater kayak. The Topwater 12 PDL wont be available in PDL this year. A transducer mount is tucked up into the keep in front of the PDL drive. A marriage of stability and performance, the Topwater, with the all-new ultra-stable DoubleU™ Hull, quietly glides through any water condition while providing a stable, comfortable stand-up fishing platform. They’ve been making them since 1868. The back of the seat is right on the ground though so it needs to be something comfortable and dry to sit on. The mesh is a bit loose on mine so I can feel the back bar of the seat at the bottom. 204 kg (450 pound) capacity (including the boat). Old Town sacrificed nothing, delivering a comfortable, hands-free performance fishing kayak that’s easy to maneuver and even easier to transport. The Old Town Predator 13 PDL is now the Old Town Sportsman Bigwater PDL 132. The star of the show is the PDL drive that you pedal with your feet. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. This kayak seems like a sturdy versatile kayak. I spend a lot of time on stand up paddleboards that are as wide or wider than this board but still find I have to mind my balance while standing and moving around. The seat can slide back easily so you have tons of room for standing and casting. We have created this short movie to walk you through all the features from the bow to the stern of the kayak. However, one person can still transport it and there are many great features for a kayak its size. However for just tossing in a lake to fish and row about it is overkill. The Topwater series by Old Town has been causing a buzz amongst anglers and it is easy to see why. The front hatch is nice, but it is a little small. The Old Town Predator 13 PDL is now the Old Town Sportsman Bigwater PDL 132. The longest entry in this series is their Topwater 120, which is ideal for kayak anglers who want a large, stable fishing platform with plenty of space to spare. The Old Town Topwater 106 is 10’6” (3.2 m) long and 34.5” (87.6 cm) wide. Offering big performance in a nimble and compact package, the Old Town Topwater 106 sit-on-top kayak quietly glides through the water and creates a stable, comfortable stand-up fishing platform. I have my seat at the closest setting it can go to the pedals. It’s helpful to swing the prop up when you launch but also when you’re in very shallow streams or tidal areas. The inside of the boat is sealed and extremely bouyant but you can end up with a little water in the bottom of the boat if you launch with the prop up. I makes fishing and taking photos easier. Lightweight, compact, but still substantial, the Old Town Topwater 106 PDL Angler Fishing Kayak is the perfect combination of stability and high-performance. Disabling it will result in some disabled or missing features. This thing is really stable I am very happy with my purchase. A nice spot to paddle not far from my house passes in between 2 islands and at low tide it can be dry. The Topwater series by Old Town has been causing a buzz amongst anglers and it is easy to see why. A drink holder beside the seat and 2 small side pockets beside the footpads. Even hopped in to grab a crab to cook up on the beach! Get a FREE Hummingbird Helix 5 GPS/Fish finder with any Old Town Predator Kayak Model, Any Ocean Trident Fishing Kayak, or the Brand New Old Town Top Water 106 PDL. So, we weren’t surprised when Old Town released the Topwater 106 PDL. Reviewed in the United States on July 19, 2020. Old Town Topwater 106 - First Impressions and Review - YouTube A lever to the right of the chair moves the rudder in and out of the water. The kayak is also very slow. Comments Required. At only 10.5’ long and weighing only 100 lbs. There was no way for me to move it without draging it and it was difficult for my husband to move also. I’ve padded through with 6 inches of water with the prop up. Its DoubleU Hull Design has the stability and maneuverability reminiscent of a pontoon boat, making your cruise across the water quiet and smooth. It’s like standing on a dock. They’ve been making them since 1868. Jun 11, 2019 #1. The YakGear add-ons make it a pure fish-catching machine. While not a sprinter, I was surprised by the cruising speed and the efficiency of the DoubleU Hull/PDL combination. Old Town Topwater 106. 05/10/2018 03/04/2019; Peter DeMos; News, Reviews; Introduction. Based on it’s short, wide hull, I expected the Topwater PDL to be slow and sluggish. This page works best with JavaScript. Don’t forget to pull up your rudder when you hit shore! The rotomolded polyethylene the Topwater is made from is extremely durable. The only downside to the DoubleU shape of the hull is most kayak carts don’t work well with it. This way if they have the same question, they will have an immediate answer when reviewing our Q & A section. 4.0 out of 5 stars Old Town Topwater 106 PDL Reviewed in the United States on July 8, 2019 Color: Olive Verified Purchase Great quality and price. Pedal out with ease on your next fishing trip with the Old Town® Topwater 106 PDL Angler Kayak! Your legs are doing all the work. Some hanging organizers for these spaces would be very nice. I've had my 106 for a couple months now, and have fished alot. Take your fishing trips to the next level with Old Town Topwater 106. It was mainly focused for more of the "beach/fun" than a "fishing Kayak", but overall it is very capable. For a roto-molded pedal drive kayak, I highly recommend it. The seat sits high and is very comfortable. I try to use the kayak cart as much as possible but if I forgotten it or decided not to bring it, I’ve had to drag it on rocks and barnacles. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. The drive doesn’t turn itself, so you have to be moving to steer. Getting to the gear in the back isn’t too bad in calm water, the seat can fold down and you have full access to your gear back there. All three kayaks have been upgraded to the new and improved premium Sportsman seat. $899.00 (No reviews yet) Write a Review Write a Review × Old Town Canoes Old Town Topwater 106. Check out the Topwater PDL 106 on the Old Town Website, Check out the Topwater PDL 106 on the Old Town Website. The new TOPWATER line of kayaks from our friends at Old Town. My early version of the PDL included a handle to one side of the rudder but later versions have the handles under the stern which would make it easier to balance while carrying. fully outfitted, The Topwater PDL offers large fishing kayak performance, in a compact, lightweight, nimble package. Another option would be to extend the frame so it holds the ‘pontoons’ of either side of the boat and keeps it off the tires. First of all, I had the opportunity to take the Topwater 106 and 120 out on the water, so my review and excitement is based on experience. The new Topwater 120 PDL joins Old Town’s esteemed family of pedal-powered kayaks, featuring the industries-best PDL™ Drive system. MSRP ($): 999.99. The depth of the boat to the bottom of the prop is about 16”. There’s about 12-14 inches adjustment longer than that so there’s plenty of room for people with longer legs. Shop with confidence - get free shipping to home or stores + price match guarantee! Wiggins secures final Classic spot with Team Champ win. Cruising longer distances is easier with the bigger muscles in your legs compared to your arms. With an advanced design and easy-to-use pedal, this particular model features one of the most innovative pedal systems on the market nowadays. This offer includes a Yak Attack Helix 5 GPS mounting arm and mighty mount rail adapter. While you do have to pay attention to what you’re paddling around because of the propeller, I’ve still run into numerous sticks and logs and the keel has protected it so far. The Topwater 106's comfortable and breathable ElementAir Seat keeps paddlers comfortable for a full day on the water. This allows for space for an anchor mount to to the left of the rudder as well. At only 10.5’ long and weighing only 100 lbs. The rear area behind the seat has bungees over plenty of room for waterproof duffels or fishing crates. One benefit of the pedal drive is that pedaling uses your leg muscles which can go for much longer than your arms can. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Old Town Topwater 106 Angler Fishing Kayak (Boreal, 10 Feet 6 Inches) at Amazon.com. Pros: Topwater 106 PDL The Old Town Topwater 106|120 is now the Old Town Sportsman 106|120, available in paddle and pedal (PDL) versions. Fishing Kayak Reviews Old Town Topwater 120. Reasonably priced for what it offers, this kayak is designed for the serious angler who wants the features and stability of a larger, more expensive boat, while benefitting from the size of a smaller one. Packed with features, the Topwater 106 includes an oversized stern tank well for storing gear, three rod holders, carefully-placed … Model: Topwater 120. I lost a whole Helinox Chair Zero in the hull for a couple months and just recently found it. It’s easy to stand and fish or get something out of storage behind the seat. Old Town Topwater 106 Angler Fishing Kayak (Photic, 10 Feet 6 Inches): Amazon.ca: Sports & Outdoors This is thanks to their Active Comfort System 2.0 seat, which not only looks good, but provides plenty of comfort out on the water. 15. It is perfect for my size and glides easily through the water, even when choppy . Photo: Thomas Allen. There is the regular non pedal version, a 120 (12 feet long) and a Sportsman PDL 106. The Old Town Sportsman 106 Powered by Minn Kota is an easy-to-use motorized fishing platform that is compact and brimming with premium features, enabling maximum fishing time without the hassle or clutter found in other motorized models on the market. The Topwater 106 is compact, nimble, and easy to paddle. The new-for-2018 Old Town Topwater PDL is a pedal-drive kayak designed for hands-free fishing using the same forward/reverse pedal-drive system as Old Town’s top-of-the-line Predator fishing kayak.The big difference is it’s shorter (10.5’) and lighter (76 pounds with the pedal drive removed). Find answers in product info, Q&As, reviews There was a problem completing your request. Hitting the prop is another story. This is thanks to their Active Comfort System 2.0 seat, which not only looks good, but provides plenty of comfort out on the water. The PDL drive is removable for transport and can swing up into the boat if you’re shallow water. Was looking for a kayak that was stable and easy to enter and exit with my bad knees. Brand: Old Town. I try to be careful when I’m in shallower water or see anything submerged. By far the best part is the pedal drive and being able to pedal for hours, hands free anywhere you need to go. This kayak may be good if your going for a long excursion down a flowing river. Also tends to track off center, which requires an uneven rowing pattern at times. For being only 10’6” long the Topwater has a good amount of storage. Picked it up on Monday before I flew out to ICAST, so I had a few hours to get it on the water for a quick review. A small compartment in the PDL drive right in between the footpads can hold a phone, wallet and small tackle box with no issues. Stable, good looking and faster than it looks, Reviewed in the United States on May 21, 2019, Love this kayak! Will mainly be fishing rivers. Definitely give the Topwater PDL 106 a try if you can. ... Old Town Topwater 106 PDL Ultra-Stable, Pedal-Powered Fishing Kayak Designed from the ground-up for fishing, the pedal-powered Old Town Topwater PDL fishing kayak delivers comfortable, hands-free performance in a compact, lightweight, and nimble package. Trending. Name Email Required. Other pedal drives like the Hobie Mirage drives, are pushed forward and back. The air in it also doubles as a life preserver for the drive if it happens to go overboard. A smaller hatch opening right behind the seat gets access to the same area inside the boat. In other words, I was able to cover some serious water without tiring out my legs. Maintenance-free and saltwater-ready, the PDL™ Drive system, backed by a industry-leading 5-year warranty, provides anglers hands-free control with the ability to pedal forward and reverse instantly. It’s big enough to hold small tackle boxes as well. SKU: 01.4060.0103 UPC: 011001733255 Availability: Some color / size combinations are currently out of stock. As the name suggests, it is a fishing-specific model and according to Old Town it is one of the most comfortable sit-inside angling kayaks on the market. The Old Town Topwater 106 is a compact, yet very effective fishing machine that's easy to load, drive and store. Every kayak hull is a compromise between speed and stability. And, as I mentioned above, the whole thing is ridiculously stable so you can focus on fishing and not staying upright. I fished with it in several small farm ponds with cattails and shrubs choking the banks.These ponds can be fished from the bank with traditional tackle and some patience, but a fly rod was out of the question. The Old Town Topwater 106 is a compact, yet very effective fishing machine that's easy to load, drive and store. You can stay dry by launching from a dock with the prop down the whole time. I remember the first time seeing a pedal-powered kayak and thinking, “That’s odd. Since 1968, West Marine has grown to over 250 local stores, with knowledgeable Associates happy to assist. I’ve used it a lot but it just requires, you know, paddling. The pontoon hull makes it stable but is slower than other kayaks. Double U shape to the hull and the 36” width makes it extremely stable. 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