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Smooth and stable by lake or sea.
Perception built their Carolina 12.0 Kayak with a seat comfortable enough for full days in the saddle and a hull design that glides across glassy lakes and feels stable on coastal explorations. The adjustable seat and knee pads with inner or outer brace options are a relief from hard-plastic back and butt torture, and the adjustable foot pads give your feet something to brace against while you paddle. Stash your lunch in the bow or stern hatch, and slide your waterproof map and sunscreen under the front bungees for quick access. This 12 footer has plenty of room for a weekend get away and is fitted with bow and stern hatches to keep your camping gear dry.
- V-shaped hull with soft chines
- Zone DLX seating system
- Zone knee/thigh pad
- Keepers foot brace system
- Bow and stern hatches
- Bow and stern bulkheads
- Bungee deck rigging with static perimeter safety line
- Carrier handles
- Item #PER000E
- Q & A
Versatile... tracks nice, narrow hull
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I sat in a lot of kayaks before this one, and when I got in this one it was a "yup, that's the one!" sorta feel.
Big reason: the hull is narrow, so it's easier to paddle. Not as much leaning side to side in the cockpit. Still, I'm a big guy and there's plenty of room in there.
Really like how this boat can go from flat water to a little bit of chop and even a little bit along the ocean shore. Tracks straight. Easy to paddle. Love it.
I'm 6'4", 160lbs nervous that this boat won't have enough leg room with the bow bulkhead/hatch. Will I fit comfortably?
So, getting a boat is like getting a new favorite pair of pants- but a pair that costs, in this case, $895! You gotta make sure they fit, and that you like the fit, so you try them on. These boats do have quite a bit of room for us bigger dudes, but the only way to really tell is to try on or demo the boat. Demo, Demo, Demo. Dealers often have access to demo boats, and kayak shows are a great time to get into one whether its from someone trying to sell it, or its just another river rat with a boat you're interested in. So get out there, find a few boats your interested in, and start looking for your new favorite pair of pants (the kayak always outlasts the pants..)