What’s the big deal with this little fishing kayak? Weight– or lack of to be more precise. Weighing in at 62 lbs (without the drive unit) the Slayer Propel 10 is the lightest 10′ pedal drive fishing kayak on the market. Light enough to lift car top or effortlessly slide into the back of a pickup, this little titan is the master of hands free fishing. Powered by Native Watercraft’s unique Propel Pedal Drive System which boasts forward and reverse, the Slayer Propel 10 keeps you on the fish and provides a major aid landing the catch of the day. Armchair-comfortable seat, rock-solid stability, clutter-free cockpit: the design empowers even the xxl angler to stand and sight-cast or to just relax and sip the beverage of the day. Propel speeds vary depending on currents and wind, but pedaling at 3.5 miles per hour all day long issmooth and easy. Bow to stern rail mount system means easy on-and-off for rod holders from major brands like Scotty, Ram, Railblaza, and purposely-positioned rails for mounting cameras to capture your trophy catch.
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Pros: kayak is light; seat is comfortable; awesome colors Cons: tracking is abysmal, rudder not big enough; front rod holder positions rod over knees making pedaling difficult; front hatch cover could have better fit.
I bought one of the first Slayer Propels offered for sale in October 2014. I was then and continue to be amazed by the space, comfort, and fishability of this lightweight kayak. I use my Slayer Propel 10 to troll for striped bass in the tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay. I troll 4 lines at a time and have caught hundreds of stripers including my personal best of 37" caught across the Severn River from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis in April 2016.
I am a large guy (6'4" and 240 lbs) yet the Slayer Propel 10 has plenty of space for my legs and my tackle. The cockpit area is remarkably roomy for a 10' kayak. Given my weak back, I do not like to cartop my kayaks and do not use heavy kayaks. I am able to slide the Slayer Propel 10 completely inside my Toyota Sienna minivan with all my gear and close the hatch. This makes loading and unloading quick and easy.
I have never seen any other pedal-drive kayak that offers the same combination of low weight, comfort, and fishability. Native hit a home run with the Slayer Propel 10.
Fishing from my Slayer Propel 10 is so much fun. The boat is very stable, there is room for all of my gear, and I can easily manage it by myself when it comes to loading and launching (I'm a 5'2" woman). I love the adjustability of the seat, and it is comfortable for hours and hours of fishing and paddling. The stability is especially important to me, and I feel very safe and secure in this kayak. I also love the propel drive option - on windy days or in a slight current, it helps keep me positioned properly while my hands are free to fish. I love this boat, and plan on keeping it forever!
It is small and light. Great options for a woman.