Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Native Manta Ray 14

After the recent Kayak fishing demo day we have finally had an oppertunity to get out on some of the kayaks our selves.
First up was the Native Manta Ray 14.
I had paddled this before and was already sure of a few things. The Manta Ray 14 is fast, if a little heavy to get going. There is ample room in the cockpit for even the tallest paddler with plenty of adjustment on the sturdy foot rests.

The back rest is very comfortable and every thing is in easy reach, getting to the hatch up front is not too tricky but a little wobbly. You do get used to this though.


The very sturdy foot rests and Scotty rod holder base mount. This comes with the Bait caster attachment along with an Anchor system, the two flush mount rod holders, and bungs for all the scupper holes.

The seconday stability on the Manta Ray is great. It will happily sit on edge with out wobbling. This is great in rough water. So over all a fast and stable fishing sit on top that can be used for some coastal touring as well.