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|
I’ve had the Slayer Propel 10 for a little while now. It’s been on a few lakes and a 22 mile river fishing trip. Yak’s been great, the propel system makes it a breeze to fish and handle yourself around cover and current without having to put your pole down. Track system has worked out great for moving the poles around if I want to troll. One of the key features was the weight. Its light enough to handle alone and load onto my SUV. Not sure if links work in these reviews but I’ll post a link to a short video of the river trip showing the propel system at work, fishing in, and standing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=musuSe1tmow
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.