I finally was able to get the kayak registered to begin testing the outboard motor mounts that I made for my Native Slayer Propel 10 kayak. In this video I am testing the DIY side mount which will be used in conjunction with Hobie Sidekick floats to help add stability to the kayak due to the offset weight of the motor. Aside from checking for stability I will be also looking at what speeds are attainable with the Suzuki 2.5 when pushing the hull design of the Slayer kayak.
Another short teaser video of a second option I created for mounting an outboard on my Native Slayer Propel 10. Currently waiting on my tiller extension to arrive so I can continue on with this project…
I thought I would share a short teaser of my latest yak project that I have been working on that is just about finished…
Be sure to check out my online google map link below to access the GPS coordinates for the specific spots within the artificial reefs of site 14 and 15 and I’ll be seeing you out on the water! 😉👍
Artificial Reef Sites 14 and 15 GPS map
This is my truck bed yak rack which now allows me more use of the available real estate on my Mazda truck bed below the kayaks to securely transport the rest of my gear when traveling to and from my destination while still providing a easy on and off loading of the kayak(s). Heck I even got to keep my aluminum toolbox! I will be looking to see how well this wood structure holds up even though it has been sealed for water otherwise I will use this same basic design to re-fabricate one out of a more durable material like aluminum.
TMS Kayak / Canoe Cradles https://amzn.to/2vzfT6Q
04/15/2019 – A Relaxing day out on the water with my beloved to include a training session for her on the Native Slayer Propel 10 kayak at Lake Butler Chain.
For me dealing with a trailer gets to be a hassle sometimes so I’m pretty excited about this new project in which I will be able to haul up to two slayer propel kayaks on the back of my mini pickup truck with plenty of space left over for equipment in the truck bed! Loving the crossbar hull cradles on the wooden yak rack. Easy loading even by myself! I’ve already sealed the wood so all that is left to do now is remove the saddles and paint the wooden frame. Can’t wait to get it finished!
This is just a simple overview showing what to expect when your online purchase of a Native kayak arrives to your home as I have now added another Native Slayer Propel 10 to my fleet to replace the West Marine Abaco Tandem 13.5 paddle kayak that was recently sold.
Yup… The sad news today is that I just sold my West Marine Abaco 13.5 kayak 😢 but on the flip side there is good news to be had… A replacement kayak will be here tomorrow – a 2019 Native Slayer Propel 10!
SLAYER PROPEL 10
I finally found the time to take out my Hobie PA14 on its first maiden voyage with the new ama upgrade and continue on with the new outboard motor break-in process. Everything went great and had an awesome day out on the water! I got to test out the pvc keel guard as well – thing is solid! Also found that is was a super simple process to put the landing gear down while out on the water with the engine raised prior to heading in to the boat ramp. In conclusion I found nothing to fix or anything that would need changing with this mod in its current configuration.