Eddyline Caribbean 14

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Stability8
Speed9
Tracking9
Comfort8
Features8
Portability8

A fishing kayak with the paddling capabilities of a high end recreational sit-on-top kayak, Eddyline Caribbean 14 not only looks great, but moves smoothly through long days of paddling while retaining the necessary stability to make it a great fishing platform.

Brands:Eddyline

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Description

8.3Expert Score
A fishing kayak with the paddling capabilities of a high end recreational sit-on-top kayak, Eddyline Caribbean 14 not only looks great, but moves smoothly through long days of paddling while retaining the necessary stability to make it a great fishing platform.
Stability
8
Speed
9
Tracking
9
Comfort
8
Features
8
Portability
8
PROS
  • Fast boat which can cover ground easily
  • Stable and easy to paddle
  • Lots of storage
  • A range of optional extras
CONS
  • Foot rests are slightly too vertical
  • Pricey

Size, Weight, Capacity

The Caribbean 14, as you might expect, is 14’ (426 cm) long. At 29” (73.5 cm) wide and with a capacity of 350 lbs (158 kg), there’s a lot of volume for you and all of the equipment you will need for a long day of fishing.

At just 50 lbs (22.5 kg), the Caribbean 14 is a surprisingly light sit-on-top kayak. Despite this, its size makes it unlikely that you will carry it too far alone.

Features

Starting with the most important feature for a long day on the water, this kayak is extremely comfortable. The padded seat and high backrest are elevated to keep you out of the water. There is also a drain in the seat recess to remove any water that gets in.

There is a generous cockpit area for legs with easy to adjust sliding foot pegs to fit the kayak to you as well as drainage at the lower end.

This is a boat with loads of space for features and room to stow your gear. A large waterproof hatch at the front gives you access into the hull and has space for plenty of gear, while a smaller day hatch sits just in front of the paddler. This is fitted with a gear bucket and is perfect for storing keys, phones or any other small items you want to keep totally dry.

Just behind the front hatch is a platform for storing a Plano box which can be secured with a bungee. Behind the seat there is a large recess, again laced with bungee, which can fit a variety of tackle management systems.

Comfortable, retractable carrying handles are fitted to the bow and stern of the Caribbean 14, while carbon fibre carrying handles are fitted on the side.

The top deck of the boat has multiple flat spots on it for fitting and mounting accessories.

Eddyline also offer a selection of factory fitted individual extras, including a foot controlled navigation rudder, flush mount rod holders and footwell and tackle box traction pads.

Performance

The Caribbean 14 could not be getting higher praise from all corners right now. It says a lot about a fishing sit-on-top kayak when it is being compared favourably to recreational kayaks and the speed and stability of this boat make it competitive in that market. The tracking capabilities of this kayak allow you to cover good amounts of ground throughout the day with relative ease while the stability makes it comfortable even in choppy conditions.

With regard to fishing, this is not generally regarded as a boat you can stand and fish from, but the seat is so comfortable you won’t want to get out of it anyway. In fact, the outfitting is altogether pretty good. The only potential sticking point is the foot rests, which sit straight up and down and would perhaps benefit from being more angled.

Eddyline Caribbean 14 Walkthrough

Unpacking my Eddyline Caribbean 14

2017 Eddyline Caribbean Angler Walkthrough

Additional information

Specification: Eddyline Caribbean 14

Specs
Length (in) 168
Width (in) 29
Weight (lb) 50
Load Capacity (lb) 350
Cockpit length (in) 49
Cockpit width (in) 21
Cockpit type
Hull design Gullwing hull
Material ABS plastic
Propulsion
Self-bailing Yes
Technology thermoformed
Features
Seat Padded Cloud 10 seat with adjustable backrest
Front storage hatch 1
Center storage hatch 1
Rear storage hatch 1
Rear tank well Yes
Dry storage 3
Bottle holders 1
Bungee cords 2
Footrests adjustable
Gear mounts 2 gear tracks
Paddle holders 2
Rudder/skeg Optional rudder
Tackle box holders 1
Specification
Crew
User Level , ,
Intended Use Day touring, Fishing, Recreation
Water type , ,
Warranty 3 years from date of purchase

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