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Native Watercraft Slayer 14.5 Native Watercraft Slayer 14.5Native Watercraft Slayer 14.5

Native Watercraft Slayer 14.5Native Watercraft Slayer 14.5

Kayak Specs

Length
14' 6"
Width
30"
Weight
75 lbs
Capacity
450 lbs
Main Propulsion
Paddle
Rudder
No
Passengers
1
Hull Type
Sit-On-Top
Production Status
Available

Manufacturer

Brand
Native Watercraft

The Slayer 14.5 was built to satisfy the specialized needs of fishermen.

It offers enough stability to stand for sight fishing, a comfortable seat that elevates for easier casting, a clear deck to prevent snagged lines and the quiet speed to sneak up on skittish species. It also has an abundance of customizable and adjustable elements. Performance promise – Comfortable, adjustable High Low First Class Seat – Stable, quiet, quick hull – Sit-on-top convenience - Molded inserts for tackle boxes, crates, bait buckets, rod tips and beverages – Easy transport with the padded handles and the Tag Along Wheel – Boat self-bails.

Features

  • Groove
  • High/Low First Class Seat
  • Electronics Console
  • Bow Hatch w/ Optional Hatch Cover and Scuppers
  • Quiet Stable Hull
  • Tag Along Wheel

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Overall Rating of this Kayak For Fishing. 
 
5.0  (1)
 
Native Watercraft Slayer 14.5 2013-07-20 00:30:39 boykinsbuddy
Overall Rating of this Kayak For Fishing. 
 
5.0
boykinsbuddy Reviewed by boykinsbuddy    July 19, 2013 View all my reviews

Making it the way I want it

I am a large paddler around 250 and demand a boat that will still perform well for someone my size. I find the boat very comfortable with its First Class Seat along with ample leg room and easily adjustable seat height. The boat isn't a rocket by no means but it is definitely not a snail either...but I'm fishing...not trying to make the finish line at a race. It handles wind and waves excellent with minimal hull noise even though it has a fairly blunt nose. Placing additional scupper plugs in the holes will eliminate most if not all of the hull noise. The blunt nose is made to ride up over waves and it does this staying dry. The hull has open compartments with optional storage bags that fit the compartments or a hard hatch. I like being able to choose how I can use these compartments. There are 6 fairly long gear tracks on the sides for mounting rod holders or other types or gear and a short track on the center console that allows for mounting electronics. Again I can choose where to put my gear without someone else deciding that for me. The hull is very stable and someone my size can stand and fish if wanted. The hull gets up to speed easily and tracks easily with little to no bow wagging. It has a short glide once paddling stops but does maintain a straight glide. Turning is excellent. A wide sweep stroke can turn the boat 90 degrees with no problems. 180s are just as easy for stopping and getting back to a fish. The build quality is excellent. The company's warranty is lifetime to original owners so that is also a huge plus.

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