The Native Watercraft Slayer 10 Propel kayak is the newest, and smallest, member of the Slayer family. The Slayer 10 Propel has many of the same features as the Slayer 13, but its lighter and more maneuverable. It features a wide open deck and a fast stable hull as well as an extra large rudder. The Propel system is the only pedal drive that can be pedaled in reverse, an essential capability when battling the catch of the day. The seat can be quickly adjusted forward or backward for a total travel distance of 11" and still have plenty of room behind the seat for tackle boxes. The Slayer 10 Propel features ample foot pads on the deck to increase traction and reduce noise. The open bow trunk is perfect for Native fish bags, PFD storage, and comes with scuppers for drainage when punching through waves or surf, and with Native's groove track mounting rails located on each side from bow to stern customizing the Slayer is a cinch.
|Length:||10 ft / 3.05 m|
|Width:||34 in / 86.36 cm|
|Weight:||94 lb / 42.64 kg|
|Capacity:||500 lb / 226.8 kg|
|Leg Room - Total:||48 in / 121.9 cm|
|Number of Paddlers:||1 - Single/Solo|
|Type of Kayak:||Sit on Top|
|Blue Lagoon †||NRSP1015BL||0848029021329|
Ok so, first off let me start by saying that i am coming from a Ride 115. This kayak is more fragile than the ride. I had to move it to my second floor apt with a help from a friend and it had to bump to a corner of the door in order to get in, it got a dent from that. And then another dent when i had to bring it back down after all the upgrades i made, so it is kinda upsetting (maybe i was just too used to the ride, the plastic for the ride seems thicker). That is the biggest CON. now lets get to the PROS, SUPER light kayak. i can easily lift the kayak over my head by holding both handles and placing the kayak upside down on my roof rack (one of the reasons i bought it). The propel system is great, at first I actually HATED IT, my knees hitting my vest, but that was my fault for not adjusting the seat at the right position. after adjusting everything, i feel in love. took me awhile to get used to it, it does turn ON A DIME. remember, your turning speed depends on how fast you are peddling, so if you need to make a sharp turn, you must give 2-3 quick peddle and it turn very fast. overall, although i am worried about its fragility, the boat is rock solid, you can stand up like it is nothing. (better than the ride). I like it... money well spend, especially when the only other option is a hobie which costs much more and is WAY heavier. IF it hadnt gotten two dents so easily, it would be 5 stars.
Great for the bay or lake I fish the bays southern California. Overall it is a good yak you really need to keep on top of your propel drive system. My drive had zero grease on the low gears glade I took it apart before the second outing. Handles great reverse is awesome. It does scratch and dent with ease.. and the front part that you use to beach on the sand needs to be thinker. I'm going to apply some flex epoxy where it hits the sand after 6 uses it is extremely scratch up and I don't want a hole to show up. Extremely stable. Been catching lots of fish. Rudder could be longer to make turning easier but it is still ok.. main thLing is just how easy things scratch or cut in to the hull. The plastic seams to soft. Good over all. Would I buy over hobi probably because I love reverse. Oh and weight is good I'm a mile aged man and I can move it around alone. Oh last thing the track system sounds cool but 90% of the track is unusable Because you legs need room to peddle.. it is very hard to use the tracks around the main area still trying to figure that out