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Moken packs quite a few fisherman friendly elements into the miniscule 10 Lite. Numerous storage compartments make tackle and essentials organization easy, while touches such as molded paddle cradles and a built in transport wheel help the angler get to water hassle free. In addition Feel Free's Uni Track accessory track makes rigging a snap. Uni Trak makes it easy to add a fish finder or additional rod holders.
This yak is a perfect pond and smaller water craft although I could see it venturing into a estuary or protected bay/ocean environment in the hands of a competent waterperson. At 55 lbs this is a fun boat to just throw in the back of your pick-up truck with just your basic fishing tackle and hit that neighborhood pond after work.
Stability is fine for me at 5'7", 185lbs. A short, stubby boat that still tracks pretty good, the 10 Lite is no speed burner. Still, I found it easy to troll at fish catching speeds. Long fishing days demand seating comfort and Feel Free's Kingfisher seating system delivers, with ample padding and a secure slip-free attachment system.
Fishing from this platform is really where this boat shines, the hands free pedal action makes it easy to troll to the fishing grounds and back. Stiff winds, chop, swell, and current are easily overcome and the Hobie user enjoys a clear advantage over similar paddle only plastic boats. Plus, once hooked into a large fish the paddler is "hands free" to facilitate the safe efficient landing of dinner. Having the ability to navigate an ever changing surging ocean while controlling a trophy fish puts these yaks in a class of their own.