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Native WaterCraft Slayer

Postby bassTaco » Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:04 pm

Looks similar to a Coosa and Cuda to me.

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Re: Native WaterCraft Slayer

Postby SLAMMERS » Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:31 pm

Now thats a pretty interesting boat right there
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Re: Native WaterCraft Slayer

Postby NjTexan » Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:51 pm

That is interesting...I'm looking to upgrade sometime in the fall..
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Re: Native WaterCraft Slayer

Postby ChrisPearce » Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:58 pm

Looks like some competition for Jackson.

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Re: Native WaterCraft Slayer

Postby DirtyMarcus » Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:55 pm

Looks like they took some of the things I dont like about the Cuda and improved them. While I like the center hatch on the Cuda and its very useful to me, if you stand a lot and dont need the storage. Then not having the raised center hatch is very nice on the Native. The carry handles on the cuda suck, I replaced them with WS handles and still dont care for them. Having a track system in the front and back is awesome, I wish the Cuda had them. I will say, the adjustable seat Cuda has is awesome and with the extra storage built into it I think its still one up over the Native seat. From what I can tell anyhow. I wonder how a rudder would be installed though. It looks like the handle and wheel will be in the way.
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Re: Native WaterCraft Slayer

Postby eweberdc » Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:00 am

mjv80 wrote: I wonder how a rudder would be installed though. It looks like the handle and wheel will be in the way.


I was wondering the same thing. If you look closely, the back handle seems to be off-center, and there's a rudder groove there.
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Re: Native WaterCraft Slayer

Postby ChrisPearce » Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:13 am

It doesn't appear there would be any problem installing a rudder from what I can see. The Manta Ray had the "tag a long" wheel as mentioned the handle seems to be offset and not centered. Ill be curious to see what the weight is, hull shape, and how much it will cost. Native accesories are kind of pricey, so if its a $1k yak and then you have to pay exra for the hatch covers, it could get expensive. Looks like an interesting platform for a propel, if lighter than a Mariner. I'm still waiting for a tegris mariner....

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Re: Native WaterCraft Slayer

Postby NativeTexan » Thu Jul 19, 2012 3:31 pm

X2 on the digital urban camo tegris Mariner? [smilie=omg.gif]
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Re: Native WaterCraft Slayer

Postby bassTaco » Fri Aug 03, 2012 4:11 pm

Got this from facebook. Its the Slayer 14.5. Don't like the fact that you have to purchase bags for dry storage in the bow. Also, not sure sure like the layout of this. I wonder how is the price comparison to the Jacson Coosa and Cuda as they look very similar in design although I think the Cuda is better thought out.

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Re: Native WaterCraft Slayer

Postby KayakFishingNC » Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:22 pm

Greetings everyone. First post for me here. I've known Roland, now at ACK, for a number of years and realize the connect of ACK to this forum so know that I have no subversive motives, purely sharing info. Why do I sway that? Well, upfront I'm involved with Native in their guide program and run trips through a local Native dealer. If you'd like to see some photos from it's release this week at OR I've posted some on my website as well as some preliminary specifications and MSRP's.

Rudders available as option. Tag-along wheel standard. Bow hatch cover optional.

If you have any questions I'll try to answer, thanks!

http://kayakfishingnc.com/?p=272
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Re: Native WaterCraft Slayer

Postby NativeTexan » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:19 pm

Come out with a propel version and I'll buy the first one! Sweet looking rig.
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Re: Re: Native WaterCraft Slayer

Postby bassTaco » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:33 pm

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If you have any questions I'll try to answer, thanks!


Welcome to AKF and thanks for the link!

Wondering if you could answer the reason for the bow storage design. Why go with a storage well with the option to add a bag? I know those storage bags are not cheap.

Thanks in advance!


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Re: Native WaterCraft Slayer

Postby KayakFishingNC » Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:48 pm

That's a good question. The concept behind the design was to allow the user the choice of how they wanted to set it up as well as in partial keeping with the open, Ultimate design. If folks wanted to leave it open for easy access and quick stowing of items they can leave the scuppers unplugged. On the other hand you have the option of covering the well with an optional lid and plugging the scuppers. Depending on the length model, the Native Ultimate bow bag will fit the 12' Slayer bow and the Medium Fish bag will fit the well of the 14.5.

I've added more photos to the group on the above link, including the newly designed scupper plugs and bow well cover.

Thanks for your interest
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Re: Native WaterCraft Slayer

Postby KayakFishingNC » Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:27 pm

Here's a vid of Woody and Shane of Native Watercraft discussing the new Slayer.

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Re: Native WaterCraft Slayer

Postby NativeTexan » Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:26 pm

Damn that's nice! Please put the propel in the 14 footer!
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