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Comments about Perception Carolina 14.0 Kayak:
I bought this as my second kayak. My first is a 12 foot, 21 pound kevlar kayak or pack canoe(Placid Spitfire) purchased for used on small Adirondack lakes and streams where easy entry/exit, light weight for portaging, and maneuverability are important. However, my first boat is easily marked by rocks and is not suitable for large lakes or ocean estuaries.
Although weight was a consideration in purchasing my second boat, I was most concerned with a boat better suited to larger lakes/rivers and not as easily marked by encounters with rocks or rough handling. Other considerations were ease of entry, tracking, stability, and value. After trying several kayaks I decided the Carolina 14 without the optional rudder best fit my needs and wallet.
The Carolina 14 has met my expectations. I am especially pleased with comfort, easy of entry/exit, stability, and tracking. Of course it is less maneuverable than my 12 footer and it is much heaver. I use a Malone car-top carrier on an SUV. The Malone has a feature that is supposed to work by lifting the boat up to the carrier and then sliding it over the base of the carrier. Alas the Carolina has two groves in the bottom of the boat, (intended to assist in tracking) that get hung up when I try to slide it into place. I suspect this would not be a problem if my car was shorter, I was taller, or I was 20 years younger.
All in all, I am satisfied with the purchase. It meets expectations.
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