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Perception Tribe 13.5 Tandem Sit-On-Top Kayak


    Perception Tribe 13.5 Tandem Sit-On-Top Kayak

    Share the fun with a friend! Now with comfortable padded seats, the Perception Tribe 13.5 tandem sit-on-top kayak offers plenty of room for 2 paddlers and the gear you need to make a memorable day. See details

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    Share the fun with a friend! Now with comfortable padded seats, the Perception Tribe 13.5 tandem sit-on-top kayak offers plenty of room for 2 paddlers and the gear you need to make a memorable day.

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    Share the fun with a friend! Now with comfortable padded seats, the Perception Tribe 13.5 tandem sit-on-top kayak offers plenty of room for 2 paddlers and the gear you need to make a memorable day.

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    Share the fun with a friend! Now with comfortable padded seats, the Perception Tribe 13.5 tandem sit-on-top kayak offers plenty of room for 2 paddlers and the gear you need to make a memorable day.

    • Ample storage and a speedy ride creates a popular choice for large kayakers; open cockpit is user-friendly, even for beginners
    • Roomy configuration offers room for 2 adults and a small child or 4-legged friend in the molded seating area between the 2 padded seats
    • You can paddle the boat solo from the molded seating area in the center
    • Versatile design performs well on flatwater and slow-moving rivers, but don't hesitate to take the Tribe 13.5 into surf
    • Adjustable padded seats offer ventilation and drainage, and ergonomic footbraces make for easy riding
    • Durable and lightweight linear polyethylene offers long-lasting use and easy care
    • Molded-in cup holders keep a tasty beverage within easy reach
    • Storage tankwells with bungees secure your gear fore and aft
    • Self-bailing scupper tubes quickly drain any water that may enter the boat
    • Bow and stern carry handles ease transport to and from the water
    • Plenty of eyelets attach accessories to the Perception Tribe 13.5 tandem sit-on-top kayak

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    Perception Tribe 13.5 Tandem Sit-On-Top Kayak Specs
    Best use
    Flatwater kayaking
    13 ft. 5 in.
    33.75 inches
    68 pounds
    Padded / foam
    Not applicable
    500 pounds
    Hull construction
    Seat type
    Number of paddlers
    Hatch capacity
    Weight capacity (lbs)
    Tracking system

    Perception Tribe 13.5 Tandem Sit-On-Top Kayak

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    Perception Tribe 13.5 Tandem Sit-On-Top Kayakis rated4.6out of5by5.
    Rated5out of5byfromGreat family KayakThis is a great family kayak. I bought a third seat and when it is me and the kids, I sit in the solo spot and then setup the two stock seats in the front and rear. It works great for us to use this way and had plenty of room for when we get both my wife and I and both kids in it as well. It tracks well and surprised me with how easy it is to get moving in the water. It is a little higher and catches some wind, but not too bad. Overall , very happy!
    Date published: 2013-07-21
    Rated4out of5byfromGood All-around family boatGot this as a second tandem, to help get more family and friends on the water, and it does that well. As of this writing, have only had it out a few times on small lakes, but have some initial impressions: 1. Hull is wide and stable, but paddlers sit a little higher than some other sit-on-tops, so it is a little bit more sensitive to weight shifting, and the wind will push it around a bit. 2. Handles a load well - two big 6' adults and one six-year-old in it, and still not a lot of water through the scuppers, not "plowing," a big plus. 3. Even though it's heavy and big, midship handles make it easier for one person to wrangle into storage or on/off a rack, in a pinch. 4. Being constructed with lots of structural support, there's less worry that kids/ newbie adults will sink it easily. 5. A great first boat, or versitilty in a second. Can't wait to try it on the ocean!
    Date published: 2013-06-20
    Rated4out of5byfromGreat family KayakHave taken two of my pre-teen kids out with me on the kayak; one in front and one in the middle. Did great in river inlet; also crossed the Potomac River from VA to DC with ease despite river current and larger boat wakes.
    Date published: 2013-06-02
    Rated5out of5byfromGreat design... VERY durable!!!I decided to get my own Tribe 13.5 after using both versions that belong to a good friend that uses them in his kayak rental business. After 3 seasons of hard use, from being dragged up the rocky beaches by the kids that work for him to all of the renters in flicted abuse out on the rocky Norwalk Islands the boats still look great! They have even managed to keep the loud Lime green color despite sitting out in the direct sun all season. The 13.5 is a great boat that I almost didnt buy. I wanted a double but also wanted to be able to paddle it by myself. I first tried it on one of my friends boats and it was disaster! The boat wouldn't track and got blown around quite easy by the wind. Then it occurred to me that the boat is designed for 500lbs max... with just me in the boat it was only 230lbs. Being a sailor, I know about displacement and how that contributes to the way a hull preforms. I went back down and tried it again, only this time I brought 2 10L dry bags. I filled the bags with sea water and placed one bag directly behind me in what would be the rear seat and the other between my calfs. It was like paddling a different boat! It tracked beautifully and because of the extra weight, it really kept it's momentuem. Now I call it my "Island Stationwagon". So, if you are going to use this as a single just add some weight or just remember that you could easily add 100+lbs of gear and it will only make the boat preform better! This week I am going to get the 11.5 of this for when I just want to go on my own without a lot of gear. Or if I want to have another person go with me and I will carry all the gear. The only 2 things I don't like is the color... The tangerine is great and will get that for my single. My 13.5 is Tangerine and white... It looks like a popcicle. And the leg room in the rear seat could be a few inches more, but I am 6'2... other than that... great boat! John
    Date published: 2013-03-30
    Rated5out of5byfromAwesome Kayak!My wife and I love this kayak because it's easy to use with the whole family. After work we usually hit up the Deschutes River in town or one of our local high lakes in the Cascade Range. We can get our young son and large Black Lab in the kayak so the whole family has fun using it! I highly recommend this kayak for anyone looking for a good day-use kayak for the family.
    Date published: 2012-09-05

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