This kayak is a perfect balance between a dedicated fishing kayak
that would be wider and heavier and a touring kayak. The trident
tracks and turns well. Seems to turn easier that the tarpon 120.
It paddle and glides very well. Seems very stable, I haven't flipped
it yet as the water is to cold, I have stood up some in it. I weigh
210 and put the dog in the back which is another 40 lbs and the
water is just about to the top of the scuppers. I would highly
recommend the scupper one way valves to give you a very dry ride
but water will still exit very fast.
All in all I am very happy with the purchase. I got it in under a
week and it was packaged and protected as well as was possible.
Everything that I ordered arrived in perfect condition. The people
at ACK are like everything you hear about, polite, knowledgeable,
and very professional to deal with. I have ordered two kayaks and
a bunch of accessories with them and they are the only people I
will deal with anymore.
Paddles very easy - fast and stable - may want to get a small dolley to
make it easier to get to/from water - not that heavy but a bit bulky
for one person to carry
First of all, I would like to personally thank the staff at ACK,
and especially Jason, for their outstanding customer service. I
ordered the OK Trident 13 with the Surf to Summit seat and a
rudder and could not be happier with my choice. I am 64
years old and the kayak I chose is light enough to hand carry,
is extremely stabile and makes a great fishing platform. The
kayak arrived with a broken carrying handle. It was packaged
well, but somewhere between Texas and NJ someone dropped
it.:( Anyway, a quick call to ACK and a new handle was on the
way from the manufacturer ! Great customer service ! Free
shipping and no tax sealed the deal.
If you are in the market for a fishing kayak, the OK Trident 13
is the way to go. Order the one-way scupper plugs and you'll
have a dry ride. Happy fishing !
I have had this kayak for about 5 years and hate the seating. If I am
in it for more than about 2 hours my tailbone hurts and my legs feel
numb. I have tried getting better seats from ACK but still have to
limit the time due to but/back/leg pain. Otherwise it is a good kayak
but if it hurts to sit in then what good is it for fishing?
The boat is very nice and cuts the water extremely
well. I'm a big dude (6'6" 265) and fit just fine, but
it does rid a little wetter than I was hoping. I guess
it is telling me I need to lose weight. :)
ACK handled my order quickly and efficiently.
I placed my order on a
Tuesday and my kayak was in
my city Wednesday evening;
picked it up the following day
(I'm in KS). ACK did a great
job with Customer Service. I
received a phone call shortly
after I placed the order to
confirm everything- even
though Urban Camo was
shown in stock on the website,
it would have been a delay of
about 10-14 days, so I chose
Sand instead. My kayak
arrived in excellent shape!
I've had it on the water twice
so far and am extremely
pleased with the Trident. It
was really gusty yesterday
(~26 kts) and the waves were
really choppy, but it paddled
great and handled everything
just fine. Very happy with this
I bought this kayak from the store and I am
extremely pleased with it. It handles large waves
very well, it is very stable, fast, and it tracks
through the water with very minimal effort. It is
easy for it to track in a straight line (the front
doesn't swing side-to-side like other kayaks I've
seen do). I am very glad I bought this. It is very
well worth the money and I would recommend this
kayak to anyone, beginner or expert.
Great kayak, handles great. I use
it off the coast of N. Cal. buy
Ordered my Trident 13 on 3-17-13 and
received it two days later. Great service and a
great kayak. Took it out the following two days
in some pretty rough conditions and it
performed flawlessly. Absolutely love this boat,
and so glad I went ahead and got the rudder
option, makes a world of difference in my
opinion. Highly recommend this kayak to
anyone as it tracks well is stable and loads of
storage. ACK will definitely get my business in
the future. Just great all around!
Simply put works great! No
problem with shipping.
Great Kayak! It shipped the
same day, arrived promptly and
was thoroughly wrapped and
I paddled all the premium
fishing kayaks on the
market; short, long, slim and
stability, weight, stand up
paddling and casting
ability were important to me.
Almost as soon as I
sat in the Ocean Kayak Trident
13 it felt right.
Properly centered coupled with
strokes this kayak tracks like
a knife through
butter. I have a tracking and
demonstration video of the
Trident 13 located
If the link
is not allowed just visit
click on the Kayak
Paddling Positions video. Hope
it helps. Also,
thanks to ACK for excellent
customer service both
online and at the San Marcos