Finally got a break in the violent weather this past weekend to get my Slayer out on the water. I really like this thing and look forward to a lot of time on the water with it. Before it even saw water me and a buddy put a homemade rudder extension on it, and I picked up a Scotty rod holder.
Now that I've had it on the water, I think I'm gonna discard that worthless forward-facing flush mount rod holder, unless I can turn it around..but I don't care for the angle it sits. Not sure if I'll go with a milk crate setup..between a small backpack for my tackle and a few boxes behind the seat, everything is easily accessible. I think I will rivet a small organiser for some things like my pliers, jawbone, and sunscreen between the seat and the hull.
Overall, I really dig this thing. So many good lakes in southeast oklahoma that don't allow gas engines or have no boatramps that this thing opens up access for me. I think the Slayer treated me right. Picked up a good mess of cats floating some worms and CJs under a float along a rocky weedline. Lost a few due to some of the metal clips on the stringer failing. Still had a blast and can't wait to take her back out again.