"yes loading a large kayak can be a problem. I have a Tarpon 140 and it can be a royal pain loading onto the roof of my van. Another drawback to longer kayaks is thier manuvability in smaller streams. but I love my yak out on the lake in which I…"
"Scotty does make an extension arm for their rod holers. I have one on my T140. I have my rod holder mounted just about where Terry has his and I can reach the rod with no problems. You can find it on the Scotty web page here."
"I purchased one and mounted it on the right side of my Tarpon 140. This arm folds up into the yak. If I were to hit an underwater obstacle like a rock, it would not be good for the my transducer. It should fold up to the rear of the yak so that if…"