What is the Difference Between Yakattack GearTrac Models?
Track systems allow you to customize your kayak in an endless amount of ways. All GearTracs are compatible with 1/2" track hardware. You can use them with Ram ScrewBalls and any other that have a track adapter. Typically, when choosing the right GearTrac, you would want to decide on a material first. YakAttack offers 2 different constructions which both offer different benefits.
The first material is used in the GTSL90 series (Spectralite) which consists of a marine resistant high end polymer, which is a hard plastic. This plastic version comes in many different sizes and colors like lime, orange, yellow, and blue. This is meant for light duty use and is not as durable as the other models. If you are looking for something more affordable, then this is the right choice. If you plan on using this GearTrac for rod holders, then you may want to go with a higher end model.
The higher end models are made with aluminum and military grade hard anodize. There are two models constructed with this metal. There is the GT90 series and the GT175 series. The GT90 series is designed for medium duty use, while the GT175 series is designed for rugged and heavy use. If you plan on using your GearTrac for trolling, then we highly recommend the GT175 series. If you mainly use them to hold your fishfinder or other accessories, then I would go with the GT90 series which is more affordable and still very durable.
GT90 left and GT175 on right
Now for size. You will want to inspect your kayak for flat areas where you can mount your GearTrac. If you do not have long flat spots, then you will need a shorter track. Generally speaking, if you have the space available then you would want to get the longer track. The longer track offers more flexibility when adjusting your mounts. You can move mounts out of your way easier and add more adapters to hold your accessories. This isn't always true, so take a ruler and place it onto your kayak to try and visualize the GearTrac.
- Seth Willoughby