Perfect for fishing or photography, the Native Watercraft Mariner 10 Propel sit-on-top kayak frees up your hands with an innovative pedal-drive system.
The Native Watercraft Mariner 10 Propel kayak offers innovate, leg-powered propulsion on flatwater and slow-moving rivers—it's a great lower-body workout
Pedal system can move kayak forward or backward, and it offers maneuverability for fishing, holding steady in a slow current or backing up to a dock
Integrated rudder is controlled from cockpit, and, when used with the pedal system, allows you to turn and maneuver the kayak without a paddle
If you choose, you can disengage the pedal system by swiveling the propeller up and out of the water and paddling normally
Polyethylene construction offers performance and durability
Part of what makes the Mariner 10 Propel kayak so friendly to any paddler is the double-concave, "tunnel" hull that enhances stability
Concave foot wells offer a place to stand that puts your center of gravity close to the waterline, and makes it easy to sight cast or pole the kayak in shallow water
Elevating you above the point where water might collect, the seat consists of a UV- and water-resistant mesh fabric stretched over an anodized aluminum frame
Seat back adjusts backward and forward, and seat pan provides 3 different levels of thigh support
Seat may be removed completely to lighten the kayak when loading on your vehicle
Molded tray with cup holder keeps small items with easy reach of seat
Footbraces adjust forward and backward and can be completely removed when pedal system is engaged
Hatches offer a handy place to store day-tripping gear, and rear storage area offers plenty of room for accessories
Includes scupper holes, scupper plugs, clip-in paddle holder, tie down points and mesh pockets on the sides of the cockpit
Soft handles at bow, stern and sides ease transport to the water
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Comments about Native Watercraft Mariner 10 Propel Sit-On-Top Kayak:
I use the kayak for lake cruising, and intend to do some overnight camping. Cons: The bolt holding the left crank arm on came loose after 15 minutes of pedaling. I had to paddle back. I now carry a hex wrench on the kayak. The friction retainer for stowing a paddle is recessed too deeply to hold my 2-piece paddle. Velcro straps solved that problem. The middle retainer clip that holds the propel drive in place is too flimsy. The center one was deformed after 15 minutes of pedaling. The center one should be made of aluminum, because it has to withstand the force from pedaling. I will contact Native to get spares. The pedals provided are decent quality bike pedals, but I immediately replaced them with clipless mountain bike pedals, and use mountain biking shoes to hold my feet in position. I found that the kayak is not too stable. I added Hobie AMA outriggers (I had to modify the center bar because it was too short) to solve that problem. The fellow standing in the kayak in the video is probably an acrobat. I am tall and it is hard to find a comfortable pedaling position. When I have the seat far enough back to pedal, I have to stretch my left arm forward to control the rudder, which requires constant attention. I think I will be able to solve this problem, but haven't yet. Pros: The boat is speedy. I could maintain a steady 4 MPH pedaling with the outriggers out of the water, which is much faster than I can paddle. I tried to go faster, but I think the propeller cavitated (I'm not sure) and the center retaining clip deformed. The claims I read about attaining 8 miles per hour now seem ridiculous. It rides like a recumbent tricycle, and is stable with the outriggers. It is easy to paddle, but be sure to rotate the propeller drive out of the water, and use the rudder. After solving or working around the problems I noted above, I found the latest lake cruise quite enjoyable. Despite its limitations, I would recommend this kayak to anyone who enjoys self-propelled lake cruising.
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Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend