After having my lure for a few months I think its time for a review.
There isn't much on this yak that the designers haven't thought of. The flush mount rod holders have pre-installed rod leashes, the tank well comes with your standard bungee system but also includes straps to keep your crate secured. Two large cup holders, a cooler, and a awesome removable electronics pod are some other great features. The seat, well its absolutely BOSS! The most comfortable seat I have ever been in. The low back allows for super easy access to tackle or whatever is stored in the rear of the yak.
The feelfree lure 13.5 is just as impressive in the water as out. It is fast, maneuverable, and stable. I fish open water a lot and find my self standing in this machine while in the middle of lakes. While prowling the shallows I use the Lure like a SUP, just cruising along looking for something to cast at. With my transducer tucked tightly to the bottom of the electronics pod plowing though pads and matted grass is easy and I don't bring a super sized salad back to the ramp either. The kayak paddles quick fast and efficient. With or with out the rudder it tracks very well. The smart track rudder system is a must while fishing in the wind (wind drifting). the rudder system allows you to point the front where you want while drifting a bank. The wheel in the keel has been very beneficial, no more ramp rash while loading and unloading on the plastic eating ramps here in Texas.
Well neither on of these are ''bad'' to me they are just issues. There was a small issue of the seat not easily going up and down while on the water but the awesome team at mariner-sails has a simple fix and all lures that leave their store are "fixed". This kayak is not light at all. If you are car topping I would choose the 11.5 or the 10.
After fishing out of the FeelFree Lure 13.5 for a few months I would recommend this kayak to anyone who wants a fishing kayak. Its a very well thought out kayak and an absolute fishing machine!