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Native Watercraft Ultimate FX 12 Kayak

Native Watercraft Ultimate FX 12 Kayak

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The Native Watercraft Ultimate FX 12 is a complete redesign of the Ultimate series that offers more stability, storage room, and features than the original. It features the High-Low First Class Seating system which has two height options and can slide forward and backward. The hull has been flattened out for more secondary stability and for more space for standing or storage. The Ultimate FX 12 features two tight line trolley kits, numerous Groove Tracks for accessories, Easy foot rests, and an all new 2 inch drain hole. The Ultimate FX 12 is a super stable hybrid fishing kayak that's easy to load for a weekend of fun and fishing on the water.

• Redesigned Ultimate tunnel hull offers more stability and storage room
• Features the High-Low First Class seating system
• Seat can slide forward or backward on a groove track
• Numerous Groove Tracks for accessories
• Removable seat doubles as a camp chair
Item #: 14691
Length: 12 ft 2 in / 3.71 m
Width: 31 in / 78.74 cm
Weight: 57 lb / 25.85 kg
Capacity: 350 lb / 158.76 kg
Leg Room To Peg: 42
Leg Room - Total: 42
Number of Paddlers: 1 - Single/Solo
Type of Kayak: Sit on Top
Hatches Incl: 0
Optional Hatches: 1
Material: Polyethylene
Made in: USA 
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By: Joshua J.  Date: Jun 27, 2016 
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This is my second kayak. I upgraded from the pescador 10 (non- pro). I tend to prefer reviews in pros/cons, so I'll review accordingly. Pros: Fairly light, easy to remove/replace seat, color (I chose lizard lick) is vibrant throughout, all the space comes in handy for gear, pets, etc. Cons: The middle of the kayak is fairly thin -- almost too thin for my comfort, the floor padding is misaligned, the padding for the rod tenders (the little divots on the front thwart) continue to come unglued. That issue is also noted on the nativeownersgroup forum. Other comments: There is a ton of gear tracks on this thing. I found that I did not use them very much--especially the one in the center console. I'd consider that when making the purchase. Other comment is that ACK recommended a 240cm paddle for this kayak if you are 6' tall. I am 6' tall, wear a 33/34 shirt, and weight about 170. The 240cm paddle requires a high angle paddle. If you are a low angle paddle, I recommend the Bending Branches Angler classic in 260cm. Overall, it's a great kayak and the only thing I'd improve is strengthening the middle of the hull. There is probably a design reason but it flexes more than I prefer. Given this is a $1,500 kayak, be sure it really meets your requirement before shelling out the dough. I do not regret my purchase. ACK was great, the shipping company was good, and I got my boat a day or two prior to their estimated delivery date. I wouldn't hesitate to buy another kayak from them.

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By: Bruce B.  Date: Oct 12, 2015 
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6 people found this review helpful

Absolutely awesome! Love it. Cons: its $$ and I think it could have come with at least 1 rod holder and maybe a taco style paddle holder. Don't find much use for the "rod holders" in front. It maybe me but you cant fish and stand in this or any kayak I've been in. Pros: built well, tracks well, seat adjustments are awesome! and the seat itself is very comfortable, Trolley anchor both sides! Nice Kayak !!

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Q: What size paddle for the fx 12 kayak, I'm six foot tall.
A: for someone of your height, combined with the width of that boat, a 240 cm paddle would be a perfect fit.
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Q: do you think this kayak would be safe to put in J cradles on a roof rack?
A: Yes
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Q: I spoke with Zach today and was interested in placing oars in the paddle holders. Do the paddle holders swivel/rotate? Also what is the diameter of the paddle holder? I need to know if they will fit the oars I currently have.
A: Thank you for your question! Yes they rotate and the diameter is 2"
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