2nd Kayak

Kayak fishing main forum.

Moderators: GASMAN, HoosierPaddler, islandspeed2001, Dreads0518

Post Reply
Traveller
Posts: 13
Joined: Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:25 pm

2nd Kayak

Post by Traveller » Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:06 pm

Good evening, all! My wife and I have Hobie Outbacks - she "inherited" my 2015 when I bought a 2019. We bought a Rack-n Rolls trailer to haul them around. We love those kayaks, but I am thinking about getting a lighter SOT kayak that I could put in the bed of my pickup truck and fish anyplace I want to go without hitching up the trailer and dealing with the weight of the Hobie.

I'd like to get a kayak under 60 pounds if possible. Stable, safe, and a good seat are important. I don't think I can match the Outback for comfortable seating, but I really don't want to sit on a hard, molded plastic seat.

Any recommendations?

User avatar
RLend
Posts: 1869
Joined: Sun Jan 27, 2008 6:50 pm

Re: 2nd Kayak

Post by RLend » Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:49 pm

Based on what your requirements are I would recommend a Native Slayer 10. It comes in at around 60lbs unrigged and is a pedal drive option that is lighter. Something to consider at least.
Hobie Pro Angler 12
Hobie Outback

Chris17
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:37 am

Re: 2nd Kayak

Post by Chris17 » Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:54 pm

Second on the Native Slayer Propel 10; I don't think you can find a lighter pedal kayak if that's what you're after. There are some other good options for lighter fishing yaks here:

https://yaklogic.com/lightweight-fishing-kayaks/

Native also has a 12' version that's extra light, the Slayer Propel 12 LT, 63 lbs without chair and drive.

BrandonMllr
Posts: 3
Joined: Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:24 am
Location: Orlando
Contact:

Re: 2nd Kayak

Post by BrandonMllr » Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:52 pm

RLend wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:49 pm
Based on what your requirements are I would recommend a Native Slayer 10. It comes in at around 60lbs unrigged and is a pedal drive option that is lighter. Something to consider at least.
I also have Native Slayer 10. From personal experience I will tell you with confidence that it is really good!

Slasher
Posts: 5
Joined: Thu Feb 19, 2009 4:54 pm

Re: 2nd Kayak

Post by Slasher » Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:43 pm

I have a crescent kayak ultra-lite

55# comfy seat
But it’s a river boat here in ga
It’s pretty sporty yet tracks very well!!!

Austin Kayak I know carry’s them
They’re made in the USA and a steal at $699

Or call James direct

He’ll ship to your house

Post Reply