Aaron Hortonwrote a review of Perception Prodigy II 14.5 Tandem Kayak w/ Rudder - 2014 - Discontinued on August 9, 2012
This is our first kayak so keep that little fact in mind as you read the rest of this review.
My wife and I have had this little gem for a little over a month now. It has probably been in the water a total of 20 times now in 4 different lakes. Sometimes in tandem, sometimes in single config. I have even fished from it and taken one of our four rescue dogs along.
This kayak is a great starter system for a married couple. If you have a little patience when first learning your partners cadence, you will paddle far and fast and never miss a beat. If you take it out solo, you will be just as pleased as it is VERY easy to maneuver.
Now, for the single down side. The rear dry hatch wall. Like has been said above, I have had this out on the water about 20 times. The sealed partition that is in the aft of the boat meant to hold and keep water out of the dry bay has already come unsealed and is letting water in. I only had some stuff in dry containers and the rest got soaked (stupid me) including the key fob and my fishing license. Now, it is an easy fix, just reseal it. But, I feel that it should not have happened yet.
Overall, this is a great kayak. It will give us many years of use and has introduced us to a great sport!! I am sure that you and your family will enjoy this as much as we have!