The Feelfree Moken 10 is a stable, maneuverable and easy to transport thanks to Feelfree's unique Wheel in the Keel. The Wheel in the Keel gets you from your tailgate to the action without wearing you OR your kayak out. The Moken 10 Angler comes standard with molded-in carry handles, a stern crate recess, a King Fisher seat, and an innovative self-draining front storage locker that gives you a safe place to store your gear. Designed to accept your favorite rod holders, GPS and fish finders. The Moken 10 is ready to roll.
|Length:||10 ft 4 in / 3.15 m|
|Width:||35 in / 88.9 cm|
|Weight:||64 lb / 29.03 kg|
|Capacity:||440 lb / 199.58 kg|
|Leg Room To Peg:||37.5|
|Leg Room - Total:||44|
|Number of Paddlers:||1 - Single/Solo|
|Type of Kayak:||Sit on Top|
|Rod Holders Included:||2|
I've had the pleasure to take this little boat out several times since i received it about a month and a half ago. I read every review i could find on the internet and forums before i decided to make the purchase and i can honestly say that the reviews left very little out. So the following is my attempt to augment some details that the others have left out, that i wish i would have been made aware of. Before i start, a note on the Kingfisher seat. As advertised, it is pretty comfortable and after adjusted it is rather sturdy. I am skeptical as to how long of a life it will have before it malfunctions. The seat is made well with the exception of the plastic retainers on the cinch straps, these are the same plastic retainers found on backpacks to adjust the straps and should they fail it will render the seat unusable. The same type of retainers are also made of aluminum and i feel would give the seat a longer life. of course mine have yet to fail or slip and this is just speculation as of now. As far function goes, don't expect to beat a longer, narrower boat to the best fishing spots. Although the tracking is actually pretty good (on calm days) considering the boat is only ten foot and some change, it truly has almost no glide and it severely wind cocks in any wind higher than 10MPH. with that said, don't write it off yet because when you get to that favorite spot the boat begins to shine. You can expect it to stay put when at anchor and have a comfortable, dry, and stable platform to fish from. From other experiences with faster, narrower kayaks the speed is a fair compromise for the stability you get out of it. I was also surprised that even though its slow, its easy to paddle and wont leave you fatigued at the end of the day. Take her slow and easy and she'll offer a pleasant outing. Initial and secondary stability are solid on this boat. it sits fairly high out of the water and is very forgiving to the inexperienced paddler. I quickly developed the confidence to sit sideways with both feet dangling in the water and getting in and out is a breeze. The little round hatch opens up to a mini tackle storage lid and when pulled out offers a spot for a small dry bag/box. A string attaches the rubber lid to the boat, i untied the stopper knot and spliced a loop and a small clip to it so my dry bag can be easily retrieved while out on the water. The "Wheel in the Keel" is amazing. I can fully rig my boat up for the day and wheel it to the waters edge (in my case about 100 yards) with ease. The mesh cover for the front is a really useful addition however, i choose to leave it off when i fish because it has a tendency to snag a hook if a rod is laid across the bow. Feelfree has really designed a boat that doesn't require a ton of customization its simplicity is its greatest detail of all and the only "customization" i have done is a no-drill anchor trolley i designed to attach to the front and back molded handles and i plan to add a fish finder. One last little detail that i overlooked when shopping is that its too tall to fit under a truck toolbox so if you plan to throw it in the back of a shortbed truck with a toolbox it will stick out of the back pretty far, but who cares? Your going fishing! Buy and large, its a great little craft and i would definitely recommend it to somebody looking to get on the water and confidently fish smaller lakes and rivers. Finally the biggest surprise ive gotten from this boat is the complements. Ive had guys with much more expensive rigs ogling over it several times, many really appreciate the simplicity. its become a little conversation piece and i have probably missed some pretty good early morning fishing because im busy talking to other folks about it!
Pros: The kayak is stable, it works well for fishing out of and is functional in that sense. Cons: When compared to other kayaks built slightly more for touring, this kayak is dead in the water. I did an overnight trip with a friend who was paddling a wilderness systems sit-on-top ride 135 and I could not for the life of me keep up. He had a mile+ on me in no time. If it is windy you might as well stay home, unless you like paddling your butt off sitting in place like a water treadmill. There really is not much room for standing either, you have a small space on each side of the hatch to put each foot and thats it. Summary: This is something for the kids to play with at the cabin - dont plan on going any distance at all, 1/4 mile or more and you will be frustrated and disappointed. Maybe better for floating down rivers.
This kayak is great - I bought it specifically for fishing and have been out nearly every weekend since. The price is right and it gets the job done, its easy to transport, really stable to stand and fish in and not too slow for the length/width. I think some of the newer models have some nice features, pockets on the sides, mesh drop down in the center versus just the mini- tackle box, but overall this kayak gets the job done and its been great as my first fishing kayak.
This kayak looks great and is nice for fishing out of. The downside is that it is extremely slow- going. If there is any wind you will have some serious trouble. I tried an overnight trip with a friend of mine using this kayak. In a matter of minutes he was gone and out of site 1 mile + ahead of me. I struggled to keep up, though I didnt have a chance. He was paddling a Wilderness Systems Ride 135. They are both stable kayaks and good for fishing out of. The feelfree is not built for travel at all. Just for stability and fishing. This thing does not track well in the water and has a lot of drag. There were times I was paddling as hard as I could against a 10 mph wind and was not making any progress. I was paddling in place and extremely frustrated to say the least. On a nice day I could make a few paddle strokes and then the kayak would stop. My friends kayak tracked very nicely and with only a few strokes it would keep on gliding seemingly with little effort. If you are looking for a toy to putz around with at the dock then the moken 10 might be for you. If you want to paddle more than 100 yards on any lake, look elsewhere. I will hang onto it for now and look at using it as a means to fish very small lakes I can drive to on calm days. Perhaps it will make a nice boat for drifting down a river and fishing. But I may look at selling it too. Well see.