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Perception Carolina 12.0 Kayak


    Perception Carolina 12.0 Kayak

    Whether used for a day trip or overnighting, the Perception Carolina 12.0 kayak offers versatile performance and smooth paddling. See details

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    Whether used for a day trip or overnighting, the Perception Carolina 12.0 kayak offers versatile performance and smooth paddling.

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    Whether used for a day trip or overnighting, the Perception Carolina 12.0 kayak offers versatile performance and smooth paddling.

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    Whether used for a day trip or overnighting, the Perception Carolina 12.0 kayak offers versatile performance and smooth paddling.

    • A V-shaped hull with soft chines makes Perception Carolina 12.0 kayak stable and easy to paddle in relatively calm waters
    • Upswept, flared bow improves handling while crossing waves
    • Rigid polyethylene hull withstands years of use without need for maintenance
    • Zone DLX seat features a foam-encased pocket that cradles the lower back
    • Seat adjusts forward and backward, up and down, and leg lifters offer additional support if needed
    • Backrest may be raised by pulling strap in front of seat forward or by pushing the button on front of seat to lower
    • Leg lifters raise seat pan to increase support and take pressure off the ankles
    • Knee pads allow you to place knees inside cockpit or outside without discomfort
    • Slidelock footbraces are easy to adjust from inside the boat; simply raise the black plastic rod to unlock and slide foot peg into desired position
    • Great for day trips or overnight adventures, the 10 in. bow and oval stern hatches provide access to dry storage space for fishing supplies, picnic staples and camping gear
    • Dual-density hatch covers are stiff and durable, yet their soft, flexible edges make them easy to use; plus, they form a tight seal to keep contents dry
    • To seal hatch cover, simply catch the lip under the rim and press it on like the top of a rubberized food-storage container
    • Deck rigging on bow and stern lets you stash items you'll want readily available, such as a bilge pump, extra paddle, and map with weatherproof case, not included
    • Reflective perimeter deck lines boost visibility and provide a firm handhold for re-entering kayak after a wet exit
    • Soft-to-the-touch carry handles at bow and stern make trips from the water easy; unlike hard, plastic handles, the soft-touch handles are easy on cold, paddle-weary hands

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    Perception Carolina 12.0 Kayak Specs
    Best use
    12 feet
    26 inches
    14.5 inches
    49 pounds
    39.5 X 21.5 inches
    Padded / foam
    275 pounds
    Hull construction
    Cockpit size
    Seat type
    Number of paddlers
    Hatch capacity
    Weight capacity (lbs)
    Tracking system

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    Perception Carolina 12.0 Kayak is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This kayak is a dream to paddle Been out in it 20 times this summer. Incredible tracking, easy to paddle, quite stable, easily adjustable foot pegs, relatively light to carry at 50lbs. Sealed front and back compartments so you don't need additional floatation - saves $$. Very suitable for self-recovery using paddle float. An absolute joy to paddle.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very satisfied with Kayak. I puchased this Kayak to to allow my daughter to kayak with me and to allow access to photography locations. I am happy with the way it tracks and it weight compared to my sit on kayak (Perception Pescavore). The Pescavore does allow more storage for my rather large Pelican case strapped on the rear deck well (which I cannot put in the Carolina) but it is very heavy to load. The self rescuing of the Pescavore is nice since I often paddle alone but again the weight issue, no one boat does every thing perfect. The Carolina with the sit in design and spray skirt will be a drier boat on cool days it is also a much faster (easier to paddle) boat. The storage is adequate for me to place a tripod in the dry storage as well a camera with an extra lens in a dry bag or betwen my legg for just the body and a lens. While I would like it to be lighter I realized that I would not be able to purchase a boat in my price range with that low of a weight so this was the best compromise. While turning takes more effort this is not unexpected and the tracking is more important to me. The boat is very comfortable and easy to adjust. I am very satisfied with it and look forward to more trips with it.
    Date published: 2014-04-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from It was love at first sight... We just came back from the Blue Ridge Reservoir on an overnight camping trip. All of our gear fit on one kayak... The weight limit states 275 pounds, but you could safely pack a little more IF you are on calm waters. We will be going on a 4 day trip from the Glen Canyon Dam to Lees Ferry along the Colorado River, which is a Class I, so we should fare nicely. The seat is a little uncomfortable, especially if you are paddling for extended distances, but it can easily be retrofitted with additional padding. Overall, this is an awesome kayak, and we look forward to many, many more adventures to come.
    Date published: 2014-04-16

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