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The Dorado is Feelfree’s newest Overdrive Pedal Powered kayak with features unlike any other including the fully integrated electrical system with navigation and cockpit LED lights and ready for the optional Motordrive options, fish finder and more. The kayak is designed from the ground up with a focus on stability, tracking and propulsion made possible by the innovative cathedral tri-hull. The cathedral tri-hull features two outer pontoons along with a central pontoon with deep channels in between giving way to optimal on the water performance. The Dorado’s open platform is designed with the angler in mind…wide open, gear ready and accessible with unlimited outfitting options utilizing Feelfree’s Uni-Track system. The kayak also comes with a variety of unique patented comfort features seen on the Lure series including the removable multi-height adjustable Gravity Seat, Wheel in the Keel and sturdy molded in handles. Whether you choose to paddle, pedal with the Overdrive or power it up with the optional Motordrive (sold separately), the Dorado will extend your time on the water with the best in stability, performance and comfort. This kayak was designed for the serious angler, the one who leads the pack well before sunrise and isn’t phased by the sunset – the Dorado is Kayak Fishing 2.0! The Dorado Overdrive Kayak Features an integrated Overdrive, Stern Navigational Lights, a Bow Storage Area w/Bungee System & Transducer Hole, a Cathedral Hull design that is Fast, Stable & has Optimal Tracking, Oversized Bow Electronics and Storage Console, Rod Tip Holders, FeelFree’s Patented Adjustable Gravity Seat, Raised Blow Molded Gunwale Rails, Bow Uni-Track Rail System, Gunwale Storage Areas, Intuitive “8 Ball” Steering, Integrated Oversized Rudder- Patented Gravity Seat with Forward/Backward Adjuster- Prewired Electronics System, Dedicated Utility Battery Box w/Wiring System and AUX Port (Requires 12v Battery), Four Flush Mounted Rod Holders, Cockpit Lights, Oversized Stern Tankwell w/Bungee System, Stern Uni-Track Rail System, Stern Light, Patented Keel in the Wheel, Molded in Kayak Handles.

 

Feelfree Dorado 125

Feelfree Dorado 125
Feelfree Dorado 125

The Feelfree Dorado is a new Kayak that was announced to start being delivered in September of 2018.  This was shown in ICast 2018 and was a great hit.  This Kayak has a electrical system built in as a standard feature.  It also sports a Cathedral Hull system that should give it great tracking and speed.

Pros

  • Pedal Drive System / Motor Option

The Feelfree Dorado 125 comes with a fin driven system called the Overdrive System.  This system is in the same range as the Mirage System from Hobie.  Feelfree has created a system where the drive comes standard for pedal drive, but also has a added feature to become a motor drive system quickly and easily.  The motor option slides into the Overdrive system and can be engaged at any time.  There is a computer system that quickly shows you how much power you have and how long you can go at your current speed.  The motor option does come at a extra cost which adds to the price tag.

The Overdrive motor does come with a hand held speed control and a screen that will show you how much battery and time you have left at your current speed.  The motor gives a good 40 pounds of thrust.

  • Transducer Port

The Feelfree Dorado comes standard with a transducer port that has the ability to place your transducer below the boat, but easily retracted by hand at any time.  This allows you to leave your transducer in the hull into you are safe to use your fish finder.  This is great for when you are in shallow water, rocky bottom, or shoring your Kayak.

  • Electrical System

Feelfree Dorado Nav LightsThe Feelfree Dorado comes standard with a electrical system already wired.  There is a battery compartment directly behind the seat with USB and switches for lights.  There is deck lighting and navigation lighting already setup.  This allows for use of the motor option without having to install lighting.  Battery is not included.

  • Stability

With a cathedral style hull and a width of 38 inches, this is a very stable Kayak.  To turn over a Kayak like this, you have to be really trying hard.

Cons

  • Price

Like the Hobie line, this is a high end Kayak.  With a starting price of $2999.99 and a optional $1400.00.  This puts this Kayak in a different ball park compared to a lot of other Kayaks.  While the Overdrive motor is optional, it is a great feature to easily motorize your Kayak.

  • Weight

The standard weight of this system starts out at 100 pounds.  This is something that limits a lot of people that can’t carry that much weight around.  This will also reduce the overall speed due to the weight.

Overall

Like the Hobie, this is a Kayak that has its own niche.  If you have the money and like the design, this is a great Kayak.

• Colors Available:

  • Blue Camo
  • Desert Camo
  • Lime Camo
  • Winter Camo
Item #: 25661
Length: 12 ft 5 in / 3.78 m
Width: 38 in / 96.52 cm
Weight: 96 lb / 43.54 kg
Capacity: 450 lb / 204.12 kg
Leg Room To Peg: 37.5 in / 95.2 cm
Leg Room – Total: 44 in / 111.8 cm
Number of Paddlers: 1 – Single/Solo
Type of Kayak: Sit on Top
Hatches Incl: 2
Material: Polyethylene

Here is a video from KayakDYI.

Feelfree Dorado 125 Kayak with Overdrive Pedal Drive

9.2
Feelfree Dorado 125 Kayak with Overdrive Pedal Drive
Features 10.0
Stability 9.0
Speed 9.0
Warranty 9.5
Value 8.5

Pros

  • Large Rudder
  • Electronic Package
  • Storage
  • Optional Motorized
  • Retractable Transducer

Cons

  • Weight
  • Price

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