Power by Propeller
This trip marked my first experience with Old Town’s entry in the pedal-powered-kayak market, the Predator PDL. The PDL Drive’s prop can move the kayak along at 4 knots pretty readily, and faster if you have the leg power. Its adjustable seating offered good comfort for many hours of pedaling and fishfighting. With 3 feet of width at its beamiest point, the kayak allowed all three anglers to handle a fair chop. The best part of the PDL design for fishermen, of course, is that the pedals leave both hands free to fish. More information on the Predator is available at oldtowncanoe.com.