About a month ago I received my Moken 14 from Austin kayak. I have not been more pleased by anyour other customer service I have ever used. But besides that the kayak is incredible. I have had it in freshwater and in the ocean, it has more then handled both. Bass fishing calm lake waters is more then easy and it is possible to stend on the platform although you need to get a feel for the balance of the kayak. I have not felt the need to stand up while on the ocean but it still has incredible stability. More then enough storage for poles. Cuts the water well and takes on waves with ease. Had to deal with some rude boaters and their wakes but it caused no problem. I recommend this yak to anyone who wants the ability to fish anywhere from a couple miles of shore to lakes inland. This kayak will handle it.
Excellent boat! The Moken is fun to paddle around in. I got the 14'
after initially wanting the 12'. I figured I might as well get the
biggest one since I live in Florida, and offshore fishing is definitely
an option. I can still easily tackle the inshore waters. Plus I have
more room for camping gear for those overnight island camp outs.
The Moken tracks well, is stable enough to stand up in (does feel a
tad tippy but as long as you keep your feet placed property apart
and on the platform you won't have any issue), and the Kingfisher
seat is comfortable enough for hours of sitting. Great buy!
Impressive kayak for a great
price! I'm 5'10 230 and have
paddled quite a few kayaks
both longer and shorter. This
kayak was just right for the
style of fishing that I do. In a
world where you get so little
for so much I think this kayak
puts you on point for a great
price. I do wade fish 90-95%
of the time so I'm not in it
quite as long as others might
be but standing is easier and
easier the more you practice
and it is very stable. Handles
chop well and on the middle
Texas coast that's pretty much
all you get, stay pretty dry but
I wade so being wet doesn't
bother me and I rarely notice.
Great storage, I keep it simple
and do not carry very much
with me on trips but it seems
like you could pack a mule in
Do yourself a favor and find
one to paddle, there are too
many choices out there to
make a decision without
paddling a certain kayak. You
won't be disapointed when you
paddle this one.
I was very impressed with the
moken 14, plenty stable to be
in rough water. I also love the
center hatch that I can throw
all of my go to plastics in. I am
a bigger guy at 5'11 275, it
holds me well with all my gear.
It tracks great without the
rudder but a rudder is a bonus
to have while drift fishing. over
all I love my moken 14. You
wont be disappointed when you
give any feelfree kayak a try.
The boat tracks well and is
fairly fast .. the rear slide
tracks are a little too far back
to be practical.
the front slide mounts are ok
but you have to buy the slide
mounts as there is no mid ship
access to the inside of hull for
mounting anything .
Im a big guy , 6'5" and 290lbs
and the weight capacity is WAY
OFF .... me , two rods , two
mounts with scotty rocket
launchers , fish finder with 8-
AA Batteries , two plano boxes
, two bottles of water and a
PFD should come very close to
100lbs under the 432 lb cap
and yet the footwells and rear
tank well both held water
above the scupper .
The boat is fairly heavy but not
too bad .
The wheel in the keel is nice on
solid ground but the boat
needs to have a well balanced
load or be empty to keep it
This particular craft convinced
me to TRY BEFORE YOU BUY .
I feel that my NW Manta 14 is
a better boat for me .
This was my second kayak
purchase from ACK and their
service is the best in the
Had I been able to try before
the purchase , I would have
passed on the Moken 14 .
2-1/2 Stars for my needs.
I have just swhitched from another brand of kayak to
FeelFree Moken 14. I made the switch for the features it
offers. I like the stability of the kayak.I am able to stand
a fish, also I am impressed with the rigidness of the hull.
It has a fast trax system that allows you to move gear
quickly. Its seat is one of the most comfortable one of its
class,and the room behind the seat allows you many
different options for rigging. FeelFree in a great kayak.
They got it right this model.....very stable.......fast,
fast, fast...........great in the wind........very little wind-
paddle, has a great "feel" to it..... this is my 4th
Moken (10"s & 13') Love the unitrac system, quick to
put on, quicker to take off for traveling....heavy, but
with the wheel in the keel it makes it easy to haul and
load.....I think I will buy another just to have a
different color for each day of the week........love the
purple one!!!!! (bought Desert Camo)!
The probably one of the most under-rated and
overlooked kayaks out there, especially for BTB
fisherman. This kayak is laid out and designed for
offshore fishing. The hull is great for cutting over
and through waves. The kayak is stable and the
cockpit is designed for maximum comfort. The
tankwell has plenty of room for anything you could
possibly want to bring along. Take a long hard look
at this one. You won't be disappointed when you
bring it home.
I have had the boat now for a
few weeks and this is a very
well designed boat. I have only
taken it out a handful of times,
but my initial impression of the
boat is very good. Before this,
I paddled a Tarpon 140, and I
would say this is a lot nicer of
a boat. Hopefully in the very
near future, I will have a
chance to take it out on the
open water and give it a good