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I've narrowed down my two kayak preferences to a 14-foot Cuda or Slayer. For those who own either, I'm interested to learn what you think about them? I'm in the market...still..and cannot find a seller in the Hampstead/Wilmington/Jax area who has one that I want. If anyone has one they are willing to sell, I have cash in hand, so feel free to send me a PM. Or, if you have another 14-foot SOT fishing kayak, I'm all ears.

Need to get out on the water soon to scratch my topwater drum itch!
 

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I have a 14 foot Cuda. It is a good boat, with great features. It tracks well, is fairly stable and being able to stick a 7' rod in the center hatch is awesome. I spend more time inshore, though, and only use it when I go to the coast.

The main complaint is that it is a bit heavy. If I was going to buy again, today, I'd probably opt for a Cuda LT instead, but that wasn't available when I picked up my rig. They just had the 14 and 12, and the weight savings on the 12 didn't justify the shorter length.

The LT saves about 17 pounds. Since I have to do an overhead press to get it on my vehicle, that much matters at the end of the day.
 

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Charlotte is a bit too far for me, but thank you! Hoping for something in the Wilm/Hampstead/Jax areas.

Brett, thanks for the insight I wasn't aware of an LT version. I kayak fish inshore almost exclusively. Occasionally I go off the beach for spanish when I've got company. Cuda is a good boat I always hear great things about them.
 

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If you aren't paddling really long distances, the LT would probably be fine off of the beach, too. I'm seriously torn if I want to put my 14 up for sale and get an LT or just go the other direction, save my pennies and get a Hobie PA and a trailer.
 

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Dude,
I am selling my 2014 Slayer. It's a propel lizard lick. Comes with all you need to get started. Bow cooler bag, seat back-pack, under seat storage, a 6 ft fiberglass push pole, and a Canon Stand up paddle, price is 1950 and I live in Holly Ridge.
 

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The LT is ABS plastic. I'm not a materials engineer, but I've read it is a pretty good substance for kayaks. Maybe somebody with more knowledge can chime in.
 

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If you aren't paddling really long distances, the LT would probably be fine off of the beach, too. I'm seriously torn if I want to put my 14 up for sale and get an LT or just go the other direction, save my pennies and get a Hobie PA and a trailer.
Let me know if you do decide to sell it. I do paddle pretty long distances to get to my drum holes. The Hobie PA is certainly a nice craft!
 

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Dude,
I am selling my 2014 Slayer. It's a propel lizard lick. Comes with all you need to get started. Bow cooler bag, seat back-pack, under seat storage, a 6 ft fiberglass push pole, and a Canon Stand up paddle, price is 1950 and I live in Holly Ridge.
I live right near you in Hampstead but that's a bit more than I am, able to spend but that's a good rig no doubt about it.
 
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