Top of the boat, top of the world.

The sit-on-top Perception Tribe 9.5 Kayak was designed for the liberated paddler who wants to feel the ocean breeze wafting across the skin or the cool river water tickling the feet. With a rockered wave-ready bow and a wide, stable hull, this boat doesn't discriminate between lazy rivers or action-packed seas. And its ergonomic seat design will keep you comfy and energized, no matter where you float.

  • Crazy-durable polyethylene hull flexes to absorb impact, resists abrasion and cracking, and repairs easily if somehow you damage it
  • Stable and wide hull shape with front rocker is a top performer in rough surf but also maneuvers with ease while doing the lazy-river float
  • Ergonomic Harmony sit-on-top seat design positions feet level with body for efficient paddling and comfort
  • Molded-in footbraces provide simple and easy fit and control
  • Bow and stern tankwells with bungees store and secure all your gear in a balanced fashion
  • Stern skid plate protects against wear, tear, and abrasion
  • Self-bailing scupper tubes keep you above the water, not in it
  • Durable, molded-in soft-touch side and bow and stern handles give you plenty of carrying options for comfortable transport
  • Easily stackable, up to four boats, allowing tidy storage

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what size scupper stopper does it take?

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Hey Elizabeth!

A 1.5 inch scupper plug will work for the Tribe 9.5.

Perception tribe 9.5 sit on top vs. 11.5...

Perception tribe 9.5 sit on top vs. 11.5 tribe. I am older but a new kayaker weighing 240. Use for ocean bay. Is it worth spending $100 more for the 11.5? Would I be able to tell the difference? Any other advice?
Thank you.

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I'm a big guy like you, and in all my kayaking, bigger is better for us big guys. The length not only gives you the extra flotation, but it also adds to stability and keeping it going straight. I'd say the extra hundo is worth it.. you figure after 10 days paddling, it is only ten bucks per day.. Good luck.