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Author Topic: My Lifetime Tamarack 100  (Read 6012 times)

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My Lifetime Tamarack 100
« on: March 09, 2018, 10:40:30 PM »

Thought I'd finally officially start a thread. This is my first kayak. Picked it up at Walmart on Black Friday for under $200. How it comes fresh from the store:
First upgrades were a crate, anchor trolly and seat.

Maiden voyage :
After the first trip, I decided to build a PVC rod rack:

Took this today. I started using a retractable dog leash for the anchor line, and also picked up a cart from Amazon:


So far I am loving this kayak.
« Last Edit: March 09, 2018, 10:45:34 PM by ItsJason »
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Re: My Lifetime Tamarack 100
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2018, 11:32:25 PM »

« Last Edit: March 09, 2018, 11:43:58 PM by analfisherman »
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Re: My Lifetime Tamarack 100
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2018, 11:35:03 PM »

Nice setup there ItsJason   ~c~
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Re: My Lifetime Tamarack 100
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2018, 05:33:34 AM »

Very creative! ~c~ Using the retractable leash for an anchor line is a super idea! You should post that in the Tips and Ideas forum and nominate it for the current tips contest.
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Re: My Lifetime Tamarack 100
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2018, 12:54:22 PM »

That's very creative ideas you came up with and hope you catck lots of fish for your yak.
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Re: My Lifetime Tamarack 100
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2018, 09:22:54 AM »

I have two kayaks and when someone asks which kayak I would recommend my reply is, "Whatever kayak that will get YOU on the water."

Nice job.
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Re: My Lifetime Tamarack 100
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2018, 04:07:12 PM »

I have two kayaks and when someone asks which kayak I would recommend my reply is, "Whatever kayak that will get YOU on the water."

Nice job.
For the price I'm loving my setup. For absolutely everything, kayak and all accessories, I'm still at under $300, and everything was brand new. It covers a heck of a lot more water than my float tube.
Not getting rid of the tube either by any means though too. I just see them as different tools for different situations. Kayak is nice when it's cold and access is easy. Tube can be nice when it's hot, and when access is difficult.

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Re: My Lifetime Tamarack 100
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2018, 04:31:48 PM »

Cool setup!! Enjoy!!
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Re: My Lifetime Tamarack 100
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2018, 07:31:52 AM »

It's Jason, I would like to hear what stadium seat you used, and did you attach it to the kayak some way. Really like it and want to do something  similar
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Re: My Lifetime Tamarack 100
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2018, 11:42:55 AM »

It's Jason, I would like to hear what stadium seat you used, and did you attach it to the kayak some way. Really like it and want to do something  similar
It's a Cascade Stadium Seat. Ive heard you can sometimes find them fairly cheap at Costco, I never did though and just got it off Amazon. Its not currently attached in any way, but I am thinking of building some sort of raised frame for it. My legs get sore being straight out for a few hours from sitting so flat, and it would make it easier to stand/sit ( I've stood and fished the last few times out).

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Re: My Lifetime Tamarack 100
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2018, 05:53:17 AM »

Thanks
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Re: My Lifetime Tamarack 100
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2018, 11:35:52 AM »

heck yeah!

That thing is looking good.

The pic of the maiden voyage doesn't even look real with the mountains and water like glass.
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Re: My Lifetime Tamarack 100
« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2018, 11:37:57 AM »

I just see them as different tools for different situations.

Tell me about it ... I tend to add to my collection vs replace.
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Re: My Lifetime Tamarack 100
« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2018, 01:59:57 PM »

heck yeah!

That thing is looking good.

The pic of the maiden voyage doesn't even look real with the mountains and water like glass.
If you look close, you can see the entire back half of that marsh is frozen over.
That was my very first trip out and was definitely a learning experience. Like learning you get fairly wet in a kayak, and jeans aren't the best choice when the water temp is 32-33 degrees

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Re: My Lifetime Tamarack 100
« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2018, 03:44:28 PM »

If you look close, you can see the entire back half of that marsh is frozen over.
That was my very first trip out and was definitely a learning experience. Like learning you get fairly wet in a kayak, and jeans aren't the best choice when the water temp is 32-33 degrees

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OH ... that's ice ... brrrr ... next time, start new hobbies in the summer.
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Re: My Lifetime Tamarack 100
« Reply #15 on: August 18, 2018, 06:22:22 AM »

Hey Jason. I recently bought a similar kayak and have been doing similar mods. I have my retractable anchor rope set up on my crate and I was wondering how you like it hanging over the side. One thing I don't like about how I have it positioned is the anchor line sometimes wraps around my pole when it's in the holder.
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Re: My Lifetime Tamarack 100
« Reply #16 on: August 18, 2018, 12:25:27 PM »

Hey Jason. I recently bought a similar kayak and have been doing similar mods. I have my retractable anchor rope set up on my crate and I was wondering how you like it hanging over the side. One thing I don't like about how I have it positioned is the anchor line sometimes wraps around my pole when it's in the holder.
I like it, havent felt like I need to move it or anything.
I just tied a small loop on the handle part, and use a small carbiner to attach it to a pad eye.

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Re: My Lifetime Tamarack 100
« Reply #17 on: December 26, 2018, 10:42:58 PM »

Big news now, I think I just tripled the value of this thing!

I might have gotten a little excited and got everything assembled on the mount right in the dining room...

While I'm wiring in the sonar, I'm also going to install this USB power panel, will be nice to keep phone and cameras topped off.


Was hoping to have everything fully installed this weekend, but I can't find a suitable battery anywhere locally, so I'll have to order one. I still might do what I can before that comes in though.

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Re: My Lifetime Tamarack 100
« Reply #18 on: December 30, 2018, 09:03:30 PM »

Got a battery, and everything fired right up once connected. Now I just need to pick a day to get out in the cold and actually install it.

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Re: My Lifetime Tamarack 100
« Reply #19 on: December 31, 2018, 02:14:51 AM »

That is pretty  ;D
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Re: My Lifetime Tamarack 100
« Reply #20 on: December 31, 2018, 06:57:28 PM »

That is pretty  ;D
Thank you.

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Re: My Lifetime Tamarack 100
« Reply #21 on: January 02, 2019, 10:49:32 AM »

Sweet!  Can't wait to see how you install everything
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Re: My Lifetime Tamarack 100
« Reply #22 on: January 07, 2019, 11:18:51 PM »

Sick of the Antarctic like weather here. Been very cold, and snowed all night. I got frustrated today and decided to just drag the thing in to my apartment and do the install.
Video logged it to, will put that together tomorrow. But everything went well.


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Re: My Lifetime Tamarack 100
« Reply #23 on: January 08, 2019, 02:12:33 AM »

That's a sweet looking set up. Bet you can't wait to get it wet and tested out.

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Re: My Lifetime Tamarack 100
« Reply #24 on: January 08, 2019, 01:40:38 PM »

That's a sweet looking set up. Bet you can't wait to get it wet and tested out.

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March can't come soon enough!

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