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Slayer Propel LT #12512438 11/22/17 11:46 AM
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Thoughts on the Slayer Propel LT? I'm due for an upgrade and I think I want my next kayak to be a pedal drive. One of my reservations about upgrading has been the size and weight, but that won't be an issue with this model.

Re: Slayer Propel LT [Re: billclay] #12512643 11/22/17 03:12 PM
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The only concern for Slayer Propel LT is not wide enough. Only 31 inch.

I have a Slayer Propel 10 and quite happy with it, especially for the weight and the pedal system.

Re: Slayer Propel LT [Re: billclay] #12512778 11/22/17 04:51 PM
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Being 2 feet longer than the Slayer Propel 10 the Slayer Propel 12 LT should track better, be faster, and be better in rough water...but it is also $300 more than the 10, 3" less wide, 1LB heavier, and 50LB less capacity...so I would definitely have to test the two on the water before I would make a decision to see which one I would prefer fishing out of. I like stability more than speed so without actually trying both out on the water, I would lean towards the Slayer Propel 10.

Re: Slayer Propel LT [Re: billclay] #12513908 11/23/17 04:25 PM
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I would contact BradR on here. He had a LT an it was taking on water. They said they where having problems with them taking on water. I think.

Re: Slayer Propel LT [Re: djosselet] #12514002 11/23/17 06:42 PM
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Originally Posted By: djosselet
I would contact BradR on here. He had a LT an it was taking on water. They said they where having problems with them taking on water. I think.


I actually had the Jackson Cuda Lt and it was about 13 feet long and 32" wide as I recall. It leaked from the get-go and some of you might recall that I ended up having it replaced by the factory with a Big Rig.

Greg Blanchard has quite a few videos on YouTube in the Native LT and he says it is the fastest pedal kayak he has been in. I can't recall whether he stands in it or not. But, even if Greg does, he is a smaller guy I think and it won't be easy.

Thermoformed hulls are two pieces glued together and I think one issue relates to the flexing of the top piece under load, an angler wiggling around in one. I decided with regard to Jackson models to move away from it though I'd have no reservations buying one from Eddyline or another.

I have a Slayer Propel 10 and it is much more stable than the Jackson Cuda Lt and I'd guess it'd be much more stable than the Slayer LT. If you plan to stand, go with the 10. I stand in my 10, but only in calmer water situations. In my Big Rig, conditions don't matter. In my Meyers Sportspal canoe, I could do handstands and back flips.

Hey! If standing is not a big deal, take a look at the Eddyline Caribbean 14. It weighs 50 lbs. and, yes, it is a paddler but with that length and narrower width, it'd keep up with most pedal kayaks.

Not sure if the Slayer LT has had water leak issues or not . . . haven't heard that.

Brad

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I wanted to add that "weight" is a really, really big deal. One thing I loved about the Cuda Lt was literally curling it up and over my head, carrying it on bent arms all the way down to the water over 100 yards. No sweat, even at age 65.

If you get a light and easy-to-transport kayak, my belief is you will use it much more often.

The issue I have, still have with kayaks, is that I like to stand and fish. I am just much more productive when standing, I have a much wider selection of presentations to use effectively and more. But, the really stable kayaks are often behemoths: PA 12 and 14 and Big Rig, for some examples of "stable and heavy."

If standing is not a big deal for someone, I'd definitely go light. The Eddyline Caribbean 14 Angler model would be a joy to own and operate. One could literally grab a small tackle bag, another for water, etc., one rod/reel . . . and head to the water in minutes instead of hours.

So cool!

Brad

Re: Slayer Propel LT [Re: billclay] #12518612 11/28/17 12:17 PM
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Thanks for the info guys. I definately don't want a kayak with any "durability" issues, so it seems like the LT models might not be for me. Weight is a concern, but I want something that can handle some abuse.

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I don't have a pickup, so the only option for me is the light-weighted kayak. That's the reason I chose Slayer propel 10 which meets requirements in weight and stability.

If I have a pickup, I would like to choose Native Titan.

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