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Ocean Kayak Tetra 12 Kayak
MSRP:  $849.99
Ocean Kayak Tetra 12 Kayak
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MSRP:  $849.99
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 Product Description and Specs

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.

• Comfort Hybrid seat back adjusts easily and provides great lumbar support
• Click Seal Bow Hatch for easy access and firm closure
• Adjustable foot braces
• Large tank well with bungee
• Paddle keeper and molded-in cup holder
Item #: 5737
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
Hatches Incl: 1
Optional Hatches: 1
Material: Polyethylene
Made in: USA 
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By: Kathy  Date: Jul 06, 2015 
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3 people found this review helpful

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.

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By: KathyB  Date: Jun 08, 2014 
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11 people found this review helpful

I love my lime green Tetra 12! I read all I could find on SOTs in the 12' range for over 8 months before buying. I sat in several, but paddled none when I made my decision to buy my first non-inflatable kayak. Tetra 12 started out at the top of my list, then I became distracted by more expensive boats (Wilderness Systems, Jackson, and even Hobie). After sitting in all that I thought would meet my needs as far as size, performance and capacity I had to eliminate several because they would be way too heavy for me to load and unload alone. Between the Tetra and the Hobie Quest 11, I decided that for a first timer the Hobie was not over 60% more comfortable price-wise. I made the perfect choice for me! This yak is stable from the get-go, and continues to be stable even in the rough water of Joe Pool Lake on a windy (18-20 mph) day. I mostly wanted a kayak for fun on the water and exercise, but with the added rod holders and Mod Pod II, I can accessorize to my heart's content. I could even fish from it if I want. The rudder was a pricey addition that I would not want to be without in the wind. I can concentrate on paddling and working my arms and core in a rhythm and let my feet make course adjustments. I got my boat on the water for the first time Mother's Day. Since then I have paddled over 50 miles according to my tracking apps. I paddled 8 miles last Friday! I am a 5'3 female. I weighed 164 that first day. To date I have lost 10 lbs and I owe that to paddling and loading my kayak. If you search the net for Tetra reviews you won't find many, good or bad. I don't understand because this is an awesome lightweight and fast boat with a lot of weight capacity and plenty of storage for someone who needs to haul a lot of comforts everywhere she goes. Dave and the guys in Houston were very helpful and patient during my Q&A visits, calls, and ordering. After all the reading, shopping online, and driving around and looking, my husband asked what would I change. If I was buying now after paddling my Tetra, what would I buy. I would buy the Tetra 12 again. It is just perfect for me and my needs. Next I want to see how it handles in the surf and BTB. 😉

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Q: Hello, I am interested in the Ocean Kayak Tetra 12. Is a rudder available for the 2015 model and is it a Ocean Kayak product. If I were to purchase one with kayak, do you install before shipping? Thanks for responding.
A: The rudder is available for the 2015 Tetra and is an Ocean Kayak product. We do install rudders before shipping.
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Q: Can the seat be upgraded?
A: Most sit on top aftermarket seats with attachment points will fit this boat, such as the comfy captain: http://www.austinkayak.com/products/145/Comfy-Captain-Kayak-Seat.html
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Q: what does it weigh?
A: Under the "product description and specs," the stated weight is 55 lbs.
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