The Pescador Pilot offers big performance at a small price.
It allows anglers to get to their fishing spots quickly and multiplies the number of casts they can throw. For the recreational user, the ability to propel a kayak without a paddle gets those who may be paddle-adverse or even those with disabilities into kayaking and fishing, helping to open doors to the sports we love.
The optimized gear ratio in the Pilot Drive allows for effortless all-day cruising, while the custom-designed, patent-pending Turbo Flaps reduce noise and keep turbulence to a minimum under the kayak and inside the Pilot scupper. The intuitive Pilot Drive makes launching or docking easy—simply insert the Quick Key to engage or disengage—while the view into the Pilot scupper simplifies aligning the prop for zero draft transitioning. A recess in the hull stores the lightweight drive while not in use and the center scupper lid allows for easy transportation and storage. Forward and reverse motion paired with EasyGrip low-profile rudder steering control allows for a super tight turn radius, offeringall-around maneuverability in those hard-to-reach places while eliminating line tangling.
In addition to the drive system, the Pescador Pilot is full of features serious anglers seek including a stadium-style, comfort-focused Captain’s Chair with on-the-fly adjustability to fit a range of heights. Bow Storage Pods with a transducer scupper provide a secure space for gear and electronics. Pre-installed inserts for transducer mounting and precisely placed inlet/outlets for direct wiring to the transducer scupper and display make electronic install a breeze. The Pescador Pilot also includes two YakAttack GearTracs with easy mounting points for all accessories, a cup holder, four molded-in rod holders, as well as bow and stern tankwells for ample, easy-to-reach storage.
Length: 12’5” / 381 cm
Width: 33.75” / 86 cm
Weight: 74 lbs. / 33 kg
Pedal Drive Weight: 11 lbs. / 5 kg
Capacity: 525 lbs. / 238 kg
I have purchased 2 pilots in the last month. My first pilot the drive slips out of place. After speaking with the company they are going to send out a retro fit kit by the end of the month to resolve. Its great they are fixing the issue but sucks i am without a paddle drive kayak for a month. My second Pilot seems to be good from the factory. My wife has not had any issues. The molded in rod holders are horrible. I replaced them with flush mount holders (additional time and $50). Overall I like the Kayak. Fit and finish is decent for 1799 when compared to competitors. Kayak city shipped them out fast and were excellent to deal with.