Paint job on my new W700 PackerYaker 2 fishing kayak

By Gary Rankel

Nature Coast Fishers Club

After 3 cans of spray paint, I finally got the saddle the way I want it.

 

7 Comments

  1. fish

    Nice!!

    Thanks Gary,

    I was under the impression that you were going to paint the saddle green, to keep the Green Bay Packers tradition, but yellow is cooler (literally).
    You may want to protect the paint with a thin foam mattress. No paint sticks that well to Polyethylene.

    Yoav

  2. PackerYaker

    Thanks, Yoav……….Packer colors are green and gold (closer to a yellow), so the green lettering and noodles look good.

    Will see how the paint holds up.

    Looking forward to getting it out this week and see how it handles compared to my 500.

  3. fish

    One thing is sure – The W700 can take more grandchildren on board than the W500 😀

  4. RoxCT

    Nice job on the saddle.

    Let us know how the paint holds up.

    Now get out there and fish. 🙂

    Fall is here, time for the Big Bass to fill up for winter. 🙂

    Tight lines and MoPaddle Safe all.
    Rox

  5. PackerYaker

    Thanks, Rox. It took 3 cans of Krylon to cover up the orange saddle – hope the paint job holds up.

    Irma muddied up our water pretty good, but it’s starting to clear up, and I’ll be heading out again this week. I actually snuck out of Florida before Irma hit to attend the Packer’s opening day game in Green Bay, and am most thankful for having returned to a home undamaged and with power.

    I’ll be looking forward to your smallie pictures this Fall.

  6. PackerYaker

    Well, Yoav was right – after 2 trips, the paint on the saddle is starting to chip. Even worse, the paint on the foam noodles has flaked almost half way off. Lesson learned, but the paint job looks good on the blog. I ran into a school of bluefish yesterday and had a ball with them. I may just get used to this 700 for solo fishing.

  7. fish

    Gary,

    You could simply cover the saddle with a green tarp 🙂

    Yoav

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