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Native Slayer Propel 13

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Kayak Make & Model

Brand:
Native Watercraft
Model:
Slayer Propel
MSRP ($):
2,549.00
Length (ft):
13
Native Slayer Propel 13 Hidden Oak
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4 reviews

Overall rating 
 
4.8
Speed 
 
4.8  (4)
Stability 
 
4.8  (4)
Durability 
 
5.0  (4)
Features 
 
5.0  (4)
Value 
 
4.5  (4)
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Stability
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Overall rating 
 
4.4
Speed 
 
4.0
Stability 
 
4.0
Durability 
 
5.0
Features 
 
5.0
Value 
 
4.0

Great overall kayak

An excellent kayak that is a pleasure to fish from . I can pedal in 12-13 inches of water and not worry about the prop . Cruising at 3.5 mph is very easy for a couple of hours , but trying to go fast is a waste of time . The hull will push water instead of slicing through it . The ride is very dry and the seat is about 5.5" above the floor so even in rough water or heavy rain you won't be sitting in water . The seat is extremely comfortable and fishing for 7-8 hours is no problem . Stability is very good . One can stand in smoother waters and wind below 10 mph but the rest of the time I sit . Secondary stability is outstanding . It is extremely difficult to flip this kayak . Staying in a seated position has never made me feel unsafe in rough water with 20-30 mph wind . To add to that I easily pass sink kayaks in heavy wind because every time they raise their paddle the wind catches it and puts torque on the kayak but my legs are straight out in front of me pedaling so it is easy to track straight with the rudder . The two weaker areas are the standard rudder which is extremely durable but less responsive then I would like it to be and the hull which should slice through the water better .

Pros & Cons

Pros:
stability , fishability , comfort , quality build
Cons:
poor steering (with standard rudder ) and lower top speed
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Overall rating 
 
5.0
Speed 
 
5.0
Stability 
 
5.0
Durability 
 
5.0
Features 
 
5.0
Value 
 
5.0

2016 Native Slayer Propel

This is my third Native kayak. I bought this one in April of this year. I fish a lot of slam tournaments and this yak helps me cover lots of water quickly. It is super stable. I can stand amd access the front hatch to retrieve items from it. I have used the reverse multiple times to help pull fish from the mangroves. The only 2 cons I have found is that the rudder is ineffective at any speed above a slow peddle. I would have liked a bigger rudder. The second is it's a little heavy...not Hobie heavy but a little. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a peddle drive yak that won't break the bank.

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Stability,speed,Fisherman friendly design
Cons:
Weight,rudder size
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Overall rating 
 
5.0
Speed 
 
5.0
Stability 
 
5.0
Durability 
 
5.0
Features 
 
5.0
Value 
 
5.0

Native Ultimate FX 15 Tandem

What makes this boat special is the fact that you can adjust the boat from tandem to solo configurations. When set up for solo it has tremendous amounts of storage which serves great as a camping boat. When set up as tandem you have the ability to bring someone along. This boat is very sleek but very stable. It has geartrac all around it allowing you to mount any geartrac related item anywhere on the boat. Something else that is nice is it comes with anchor trolleys on both sides of the boat. Haven't had the boat very long but like what I see so far.

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Tandem or solo.
Cons:
I do not have anything bad to say about the boat
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(Updated: April 20, 2016)
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Speed 
 
5.0
Stability 
 
5.0
Durability 
 
5.0
Features 
 
5.0
Value 
 
4.0

Native Slayer Propel 13 Hidden Oak

Overall I love the boat. It paddles easy and sits super stable for standing and fishing. The Propel drive is what makes this boat awesome, against the wind or current it makes your outings a breeze. The seat is super comfortable which allows you to be out there longer without returning with a sore butt or back.

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Fast with the Propel, Easy to paddle without. Stable, with plenty of room for storage outside of hull
Cons:
Wish the rudder could come up onto boat in shallow water or for pulling boat up river bank. Price is competitive but I think the front hatch should come with the boat.
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