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Sevylor Colorado 2-Person Fishing Kayak

Sevylor Colorado 2-Person Fishing Kayak

Description

Take home your catch limit with a buddy after a day in the Sevylor Colorado 2-Person Fishing Kayak. With 18-gauge PVC, a thick tarpaulin bottom and a tough nylon cover, this kayak is durable enough to get you to your favorite out-of-the-way fishing hole. Just in case, though, the multiple air chambers will help you get back to shore. The adjustable seats will keep you paddling comfortably the whole trip. But if you want to move more easily, you can always add the Sevylor trolling motor and store your paddles in the convenient holders. The Berkley Quick Set Rod Holders let you adjust your pole angle for the ultimate hands-free fishing experience. With your hands free, it's easier to take care of your gear, which stores nicely in the mesh pockets or attached to D-rings.

18-gauge PVC construction is rugged for lake use , NMMA certified

1000D tarpaulin bottom and 840D nylon cover provide durable protection from punctures

Multiple air chambers allow another chamber to stay inflated if one is punctured

Berkley Quick Set Rod Holders are adjustable for enhanced hands-free fishing

Sevylor trolling motor fittings expand your fishing capabilities

Paddle holders secure your paddles out of the way

Boston Valve is double threaded for easy inflation/deflation

Related 2 person motorized kayak

I have a trolling motor setup that I use on my Colorado kayak. I know that Sevylor sells a trolling motor and battery that fits this boat's "trolling motor mount" but it is a very small motor and mount with not much power and the battery won't last very long. This boat can hold up to 470lbs and is designed to be fished and hunted in all day. A small motor that only runs for an hour isn't what I was looking for. So I ended up purchasing a Minn Kota Endura 30lb thrust trolling motor and a 100amphour group 27 AGM battery. (Both from amazon) This motor and battery is not designed for an inflatable kayak so if you wanted to go this route, you'd have to build your own mount, which is what I did. You may also be able to purchase a motor mount that would work. A few notes that I learned through this process:1) The battery is what matters most. It weighs the most (mine is almost 60lbs which takes away from my boats weight capacity), it cost the most and it determines how long you can stay out on the water between charges. My battery/motor combination moves this boat at 3-5mph with 2 adults on board at the highest speed on the trolling motor for 8-10hours. That's a 2 day fishing trip. 2) The battery's AMP HOURS determines how many amps the motor can draw over so many hours. For instance... The minn Kota Endura 30 has an amp draw of 10-13amps per hour of running. My 100amp hour battery supplies that 10-13 amps each hour for 8-10 hours before I need to recharge. Had I bought a 200amp hour battery theoretically I should be able to go twice as long between recharges. 3) You can buy a cheap automotive battery for $99 but you should expect to replace it every year and I wouldn't rely on one in an inflatable. Or you can buy an AGM battery which is higher quality, will last 5-10 years with proper maintenance, and is less likely to fail on you when you need it. If piece of mind and time on the water is your primary concern then go with an AGM of at least 80amphours. If cost is your factor then go with an everstart deep cycle. 4) The weight of the trolling motor must be offset. If you just hang a 17lb motor off the side of your boat, it's going to ride funny in the water dipping down on the motor side. My solution was to build an anchor holder and winch on the opposite side of my motor mount which balanced the weight of the trolling motor on the other side. I have seen a motor mount with a "ballast" (heavy piece on metal) to offset the motor weight. This particular mount was metal and fit into the fishing pole holders on the back of the boat. 5) You need the boat, motor, mount, battery, power center (battery box), and a good battery charger. My final thoughts: I love this boat. I have been fishing in the California Sierras from Pinecrest to Shasta and it is a great boat and a lot of fun to customize and enjoy. I like it so much I recently bought a second boat for friends and family who visit. It's a fantastic kayak as it is but it's even more fun with a nice powerful motor/battery pushing it. My girlfriend and I call it the Trout-slayer. It's a silent stalker and the fish don't even know you're there.

I would suggest buying this motor: http://www.amazon.com/Coleman-12V-Electric-Trolling-Motor/dp/B003659THG/ref=sr_1_2?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1434470976&sr=1-2&keywords=sevylor+trolling+motor&pebp=1434470982639&perid=1HEN9B9D2FYKHTN7WSHM It fits on the boat with no need for a mount.

No it's does not come with a paddle or pump.

For me, the mounts get in the way. I sit or lean forward or aft of the mounts and paddle with a standard kayak paddle. It paddles easily, just be sure to get the proper length paddle according to your height and kayak width. I recommend a 250 cm length - it is a wide kayak. This kayak is great for relaxing and fishing - just be careful of the hooks inside the boat (outside has a great nylon cover, the inside is exposed and susceptible to sharp objects).

Things we like

  • Construction that is resistant to puncturing and the use of many chambers
  • Inflatable and low-weight for convenience in portability
  • Extremely broad in comparison to its length.
  • A trolling motor may be installed if desired.

Things we don't like

  • Larger paddlers may find that the 470-pound capacity is insufficient for their needs.
  • There is not enough stiffness in the floor for standing.
  • There are insufficient storage possibilities for two persons carrying hunting equipment.
  • A shooting pain looking for something lightweight, portable, and affordable may find that the Sevylor Coleman Colorado is an appropriate entry-level duck hunting kayak for their needs.
Summary

Frequently Asked Questions

Does anyone have a trolling motor attached to this? How easy is it to setup?

I have a trolling motor setup that I use on my Colorado kayak. I know that Sevylor sells a trolling motor and battery that fits this boat's "trolling motor mount" but it is a very small motor and mount with not much power and the battery won't last very long. This boat can hold up to 470lbs and is designed to be fished and hunted in all day. A small motor that only runs for an hour isn't what I was looking for. So I ended up purchasing a Minn Kota Endura 30lb thrust trolling motor and a 100amphour group 27 AGM battery. (Both from amazon) This motor and battery is not designed for an inflatable kayak so if you wanted to go this route, you'd have to build your own mount, which is what I did. You may also be able to purchase a motor mount that would work. A few notes that I learned through this process:1) The battery is what matters most. It weighs the most (mine is almost 60lbs which takes away from my boats weight capacity), it cost the most and it determines how long you can stay out on the water between charges. My battery/motor combination moves this boat at 3-5mph with 2 adults on board at the highest speed on the trolling motor for 8-10hours. That's a 2 day fishing trip. 2) The battery's AMP HOURS determines how many amps the motor can draw over so many hours. For instance... The minn Kota Endura 30 has an amp draw of 10-13amps per hour of running. My 100amp hour battery supplies that 10-13 amps each hour for 8-10 hours before I need to recharge. Had I bought a 200amp hour battery theoretically I should be able to go twice as long between recharges. 3) You can buy a cheap automotive battery for $99 but you should expect to replace it every year and I wouldn't rely on one in an inflatable. Or you can buy an AGM battery which is higher quality, will last 5-10 years with proper maintenance, and is less likely to fail on you when you need it. If piece of mind and time on the water is your primary concern then go with an AGM of at least 80amphours. If cost is your factor then go with an everstart deep cycle. 4) The weight of the trolling motor must be offset. If you just hang a 17lb motor off the side of your boat, it's going to ride funny in the water dipping down on the motor side. My solution was to build an anchor holder and winch on the opposite side of my motor mount which balanced the weight of the trolling motor on the other side. I have seen a motor mount with a "ballast" (heavy piece on metal) to offset the motor weight. This particular mount was metal and fit into the fishing pole holders on the back of the boat. 5) You need the boat, motor, mount, battery, power center (battery box), and a good battery charger. My final thoughts: I love this boat. I have been fishing in the California Sierras from Pinecrest to Shasta and it is a great boat and a lot of fun to customize and enjoy. I like it so much I recently bought a second boat for friends and family who visit. It's a fantastic kayak as it is but it's even more fun with a nice powerful motor/battery pushing it. My girlfriend and I call it the Trout-slayer. It's a silent stalker and the fish don't even know you're there.

can I firmly set up 'Coleman Motor Mount' with this ??

I would suggest buying this motor: http://www.amazon.com/Coleman-12V-Electric-Trolling-Motor/dp/B003659THG/ref=sr_1_2?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1434470976&sr=1-2&keywords=sevylor+trolling+motor&pebp=1434470982639&perid=1HEN9B9D2FYKHTN7WSHMIt fits on the boat with no need for a mount.

does it come with paddles and pump?

No it's does not come with a paddle or pump.

How difficult is it to paddle with the mounts? We want to use this for both fishing and relaxing in our lake.

For me, the mounts get in the way. I sit or lean forward or aft of the mounts and paddle with a standard kayak paddle. It paddles easily, just be sure to get the proper length paddle according to your height and kayak width. I recommend a 250 cm length - it is a wide kayak. This kayak is great for relaxing and fishing - just be careful of the hooks inside the boat (outside has a great nylon cover, the inside is exposed and susceptible to sharp objects).