I like it. The wheel in the keel
was the main reason I chose
the Moken 10 lite over another
contender. I would to see two
wheels side by side to make it
less wobbely in future models.
-Overall this is a very good fishing kayak. My biggest disappointment was the stability however. Do not expect to be able
to stand and fish out of this model, you'd probably want to go with the 12ft moken or the Moken 10 Angler (much wider).
Other than that, stability is just fine while sitting and can easily handle my wild hooksets while slop fishin'.
-Very slick in the water, tracks well for being short and is pretty quick and cutting!
-All the hatches are very nice, though the seat gets in the way of the center round hatch slightly. More of an annoyance
than a problem.
-The seat itself is outstanding and stays firmly in place as long as you have it rigged right. The keeper strap is critical for
this! I won't lie, I went to youtube to watch how to properly install the seat as I was confused at first when it would slide
-Track system on this kayak is outstanding. I'm running a scotty anchor on the rear track, scotty rod holder, and an elite-5
DSI on the front tracks. It's great to be able to easily remove them for transport.
-Also, I plugged all the scupper holes as there is no need to have them open unless you have rough water. You aren't going
to get anything coming over the sides. Note that if you buy the Feel Free plugs, they do not fit in the footwell scuppers,
1.5in ACKs work great there.
-Large front hatch is rather difficult to access while on the water, so don't store anything there you need to access
consistently. I use it for my batteries and shore lunch items.
-I also wish the center rectangular hatch would be deeper. There is plenty of space between the bottom of the kayak and
the bottom of that hatch and if it was 2 inches deeper it could easily accomodate 2 small 12v 8amp/hr batteries.
-A tip for storage, I found that the space beneath the center round hatch is the perfect size to stack 3500 series plano tackle
boxes in the hull. Lift up the white tackle tray and you can easily put two forward and 3 rearward, drop of few bags of
plastics between them and put the tackle tray back in place. However, you will need to install some sort of stopper (I used
PVC pipe and glue) to keep the tackle boxes from sliding all the way to the front or rear of the kayak.
- The keel wheel! Definitely a handy thing to have, however, don't expect easy manueverability. Its a single wheel and
completely rearward and that makes it very difficult to turn as the pivot point is the tail of the kayak (also somewhat tippy)
BUT, it does exactly what its suppose to and thats make it very for a single person to move it to and from the water. Might
have trouble in sand though, haven't tested that yet.
-Anyways, long review I know, probably didn't touch everything, but overall this is an outstanding fishing kayak through and
through. I'd absolutely recommend it to anyone
Since receiving my Moken 10
Lite, I've been out fishing a
handful of time, for a total time
spent fishing around 18 hours.
The seat is extremely
comfortable, the kayak is very
stable, and the Universal Track
system is great. It has more
than ample amount of storage,
and the side pockets are a
perfect place to store often
used items. The wheel-in-the-
keel is a feature all kayaks
should have. I wish the small
hatch wasn't so close to the
seat because access can be
difficult, but that may just be a
"me" issue since I'm not a
small man. Love this kayak!
I have had many kayaks, including a Necky Dolphin and
Liquid Logic Manta Ray. I got the 10 Lite because I
wanted a lighter boat to get on and off the car. While it
has excellent qualities, the main problem is its hull, which,
like Native Watercraft, is split into three or two pontoons vs
a v-shaped round hull. This results in much more
resistance going thru the water, and requires much more
energy to paddle and I noticed no glide whatsoever. I am
going to return it and get a faster boat such as the Ocean
Kayak Trident 11, which has a more efficient-shaped hull
and is just as light.
The Moken Lite was not only designed to be lighter than the standard Moken 10, but also to retain the super-stable qualities of the Moken, this can result in more resistance than a 'single' hull design.
I haven't gotten a chance to get my kayak wet
yet but so far outfitting it with fishing hardware
has been a dream. Does not come with scupper
plugs or a paddle holder. Seat is a little tricky
to set up. ACK has a great video for this. Love
the storage options on this model. Also the
forest Camo finish that it came with is much
better than the example on the site. Feel free
scupper plugs do not fit in the foot rest
scuppers but are great in the other 4 scuppers.
So far very happy with this purchase. A great
yak with tons of features for a reasonable
Perfect. Exactly what I expected in
a lightweight kayak. with the
protection of a rubber bottom rug,
the kayak slides over the trunk of
a Corolla and onto roof racks well.