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Steer clear of land with the Carolina 14.

Enjoy a smooth, stable day of paddling with the Perception Carolina 14 Kayak w/ Rudder. An adjustable seat keeps your back and butt comfortable, while padded knee bracing and adjustable foot pegs keep you in control in choppy water. Secure waterproof maps and paddling essentials under the bungee rigging, and stash your lunch and other gear in the watertight hatches. The Carolina 14's pull-down rudder helps with steering when the wind kicks up, and a side-mounted holder keeps your paddle secure when you stop to take pictures.

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What is the proper adjustment for the foot...

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What is the proper adjustment for the foot pedals on a Carolina kayak, with a rudder?

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My rudder broke off and I need a replacement....

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My rudder broke off and I need a replacement. The rest of the rudder construction is in tact, just the rudder is needed. Where can I get a replacement without buying the whle kit?

4 5

used carolina 14

carolina 14 is a fine kayak.Bought mine without rudder still does pretty good in relatively calm water.Very happy with purchase.

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Bought used, where is model year located...

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Bought used, where is model year located on kayak?

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I just bought a used Carolina 14.0, 2010...

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I just bought a used Carolina 14.0, 2010 model, I would like to add Rudder on it. Is it hard to install and how much is the kIt cost?

4 5

Great Boat For The Money

I've only had this boat for about a month but I love it! It's much nicer than the other 2 kayaks I've had and it's the first one with a rudder which makes a HUGE difference in the winds. I'm 5'6" but this boat would still be roomy even for a much larger paddler. Very stable also. I recently did an overnight trip and had plenty of storage for tent, sleeping bag and other supplies. My only beef is that I wish the cockpit opening was a bit smaller. I'm not as fast as my friends with their 16'+ slimmer kayaks but my kayak is very easy to get in and out of and the seat is very adjustable and very comfortable all day. I would highly recommend this boat to anyone looking to upgrade from a smaller rec kayak.

Great Boat For The Money

On Amazon website, you wrote free shipping...

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On Amazon website, you wrote free shipping and refer to your website. But on your website, $150 shipping fee is automatically added. What's going on? Can I get the free shipping like you indicated on Amazon? I will order one immediately.

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The perception kayak on Amazon available with free shipping (which I doubt) is not sold by backcountry, it's offered by another company.

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No, it is you guys.
http://www.amazon.com/Perception-Carolina-14-0-Kayak-Rudder/dp/B001URW2XA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1310020222&sr=8-1

I assume the rudder is controled, perhaps...

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I assume the rudder is controled, perhaps by foot pedals? Please confirm.

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Yes, adjustable foot-pedals slide on railings to control the rudder.

At 6'2" 240 lbs. will this kayak be large...

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At 6'2" 240 lbs. will this kayak be large enough for me? Paddling would be maily lakes and Tennessee River. Also, is this a good one for a novice paddler? Thanks in advance.

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You will be able to fit but the cockpit might feel a little cramped but you get used to it. There is plenty of foot peg adjustment. This is a big boat and will track well with the rudder.

Hate to be the one again to ask "What do...

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Hate to be the one again to ask "What do I want?" but....
I really like this boat, looks like what I'm wanting. Also looking at the Necky Looksha or the Perception Essence. I am 6 foot 195 lbs.
I want to do some recreational paddling but want to start doing the adventure races so I want something good for both. Suggestions?

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Paul, old question but you will not have any trouble fitting in this kayak. It is difficult to give advice on "what you want" but this is a fine kayak but also kind of heavy at almost 60 pounds. I would suggest to anyone buying a kayak to go to some demo days and try numerous boat brands and sizes.

I'm 6'-4" with an inseam of 36", will this...

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I'm 6'-4" with an inseam of 36", will this boat adjust to my long legs? Any suggestions for a boat that will, I'm just getting started investigating the right boat for me.

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Andy, I am 6'7'' at 230# and I have plenty of room in this kayak, with the foot pegs all the way down. Hope this helps, Dee

you list this on yahoo for a lower price...

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you list this on yahoo for a lower price than your website,,,whats up with that?
Perception Carolina 14.0 Kayak w/ Rudder 2009
$1,174.95 new - Backcountry.com
Perception Carolina 14 w/ Rudder Kayak '07
$1,099.00 new - Mountain Sports
Perception Carolina 14.0 Kayak w/ Rudder 2009
$881.21 new - Backcountry.

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Jay,
I have seen this a few times, It happens using the "shopping" feature of Google as well. I believe the $881.21 was probably the price during their end of winter sale when everything on the website was discounted or even that might have been the clearance price for the 2009 model as these are likely the 2010 models now. The long story short is that google and yahoo take "snapshots" of prices and that they are not always up to date. It sucks, I know. I get excited too sometimes when I think I have found a killer deal that way. Even worse are sites like Altrec that commonly only discount ONE color or size of something, and Google Shopping will list the item at that lower price. (that also occurs here, but with much less frequency.) I hope this answer helps a little. The lower price at mountain sports is definitely because it is a 2007 boat.

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Comfortable, stable, adequate storage space

The Carolina is a great boat. I've gone on several multi-day trips in Resurrection Bay outside of Seward, Alaska with it. It feels great in the water and holds plenty of gear. I like to attach a deck bag in front of the cockpit for convenience.

Comfortable, stable, adequate storage space

Write your question here...what is the...

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Write your question here...what is the weight ??

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It weighs 57 pounds per the spec listing.

Write your question here...what are the...

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Write your question here...what are the leg braces and where are they to install? mine just has the pads around the cockpit. I'd love more bracing!

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Ame, the pads you are referring to are the leg braces.

Write your question here...Explain the use...

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Write your question here...Explain the use of leg braces.
Do they come with the new kayak or are they an extra?

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The leg braces come with the boat. They are pads that create a tighter, more custom fit at your knees/thighs, giving you more control over your boat.

4 5

Sweet boat

Love the cargo room and the space in the cocpit, Just make sure you remember to insert the leg braces otherwise it's a bit too roomy. The rudder is a really nice system and very responsive. Overall, a great camping boat!

5 5

Love this boat!

Tons of cargo room, spacious cocpit, lots of room for stuff on the deck and a rudder to boot! For it's size, it's actually decently light weight and it's very stable in choppy waters