The long awaited Toura 17 has finally hit Australian shores after some testing and tweaking back at the factory. These kayaks boast plenty of storage both front and rear with the new Stealth twist and seal hatch on the front deck and a large entrance oval hatch on the rear deck is ideal for stuffing in dry bags! The finished unit features a flip-up style trailing rudder making landing and launching a breeze and the added ability to lift rudder will improving the turning circle for upwind turns on a sweep stroke. These kayaks are lightweight- tipping the scales at only 23kgs and also encourage a comfortable paddling position with the seat set higher than the foot wells. Get in touch if you would like to organise a test paddle! Full info and picture gallery here.
New offshore must-haves!
For those that don’t like having the added drag of a live bait tube running behind their ski, Stealth have developed a new live bait well to fit inside the fish hatch. It sits snugly on the lip of the fish hatch while still allowing the hatch lid to close normally.
Made from heavy duty PVC and fibreglass components this neat little invention is easily collapsible and can be folded up and put away without taking up too much space for the trip back to the beach, simply tip out the water and go!
The design takes into account the space needed for a live bait to be able to swim around and the ability to be able to add “fresh” water to it without flooding into the hatch.The mesh top allows easy water changes and the splash strip diverts water into the foot wells where the self drainers will work to get rid of the overflow.If you want to keep the weight down and prefer a smaller volume of water the Live Bait Mate has a pouch where you can slip in a aerator pump and then aerate the water to keep your bait in good condition. The Bait mate units retail for $99 (Add $10 if you want an aerator included)
Stealth Fiberglass Gaffs
Every offshore fisho needs a gaff whether it is to direct the choppers of a nice Spanish Mackerel into the fish hatch or just to help you secure that kingy, they are certainly a handy piece of kit to have. A good gaff is easy to operate one handed and the right length for use on a fishing ski. Stealth have stuck this balance well with these lightweight strong units fashioned from a sturdy fiberglass blank with EVA grips. The standard unit is 90cm long while those that prefer a longer gaff can grab one of the 120cm models.
Prices for these units are $55 for the standard unit and $60 for the extra long version.