Sleek and sporty the Tetra 12 is unlike any other kayak introduced to the market by Ocean Kayak. This low profile craft has clean lines and glides through the water with ease. Equipped with the unique Comfort Hybrid seat back that adjusts easily and provides lumbar support, the Tetra is ready to ride the minute you hit the water. Available in the 10 or 12 ft. lengths this kayak is perfect for day trips, kayak angling or a casual paddle after work.
|Length:||12 ft 2 in / 3.71 m|
|Width:||28 in / 71.12 cm|
|Weight:||55 lb / 24.95 kg|
|Capacity:||350 lb / 158.76 kg|
|Leg Room To Peg:||45|
|Leg Room - Total:||48|
|Number of Paddlers:||1 - Single/Solo|
|Type of Kayak:||Sit on Top|
I bought two of these kayaks from ACK, one for myself, and one for my wife. I probably should have purchased the Venus for her, but I think she'll adapt to the length after a few more outings. With the rudder attachment, it tracks extremely well, even in a 20 knot headwind, but I don't recommend this kayak for winds that high. We did experience some weather helm in those conditions. Ocean should have made an option for a hatch on the rear deck. It is too easy for equipment that may come loose from a tether to slide under the seat all the way to the rear of the yak and become unreachable until you can beach and tilt the kayak forward. I'll be cutting styrofoam to fill the areas under the seats to add prevent equipment from sliding back there and benefit from some added buoyancy. Not that buoyancy is an issue for us. The rudder fit needs a few modifications to work on this yak. As installed from ACK, it has too many pinch points and is difficult to raise and lower while seated. The solution is to add cheek blocks on the stern deck to create a straight lead into the rudder block. It's unfortunate that I have to pay extra on two yaks for the cheek blocks and the ACK crew didn't take care of this before shipping this out to me. The rep on the phone said the rudders are not designed for these yaks. Minus one star for advertising the rudder system that requires additional modification once received by the customer. Overall a great yak that I would purchase again, but do my own rudder install.
I own 2 tetra 12s. They are great! very easy to maneuver in the water and lightweight. I am a beginner kayaker and am now so comfortable in the water because of this kayak. I would highly recommend this model.