The Perception Carolina 12 Kayak is the most versatile touring kayak ever created and is in a category of its own. This day or weekend tripper is a performance machine, with great acceleration and speed. The soft chined and V-shaped hull offers stable, smooth paddling. The Carolina 12.0 is the perfect size to easily load and offers dry storage for gear to make the most of its capabilities.
|Length:||12 ft / 3.66 m|
|Width:||26 in / 66.04 cm|
|Height:||14.5 in / 36.83 cm|
|Weight:||49 lb / 22.23 kg|
|Capacity:||275 lb / 124.74 kg|
|Cockpit Size:||39.5" x 21.5" / 100 cm x 55 cm|
|Number of Paddlers:||1 - Single/Solo|
|Type of Kayak:||Sit Inside|
Great all around yak. I was always told that a longer boat is faster but not the case for me. I also have a Carolina 16 and I’m consistently 0.1 to 0.3 mph faster in the 12. It’s much easier to load/unload and it’s pure fun to paddle. Especially in bigger waves. -1 star because ACK had a little trouble with this purchase and a couple others but all is well at the end.
I love my Perception Carolina 12. It tracks well and is very comfortable for my 6 foot 1 frame. Foot rest adjustment is readily accessible. I really like the two storage compartments and webbing on top for day-pack. I don't use the stern adapter for a rudder...it steers well with the paddle. The one thing I don't like is the knee padding that gets wet from the spray skirt. A non absorbent material would have been better. The shipping from Estes freight was efficient and no damage upon arrival. Overall, very satisfied.