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Perception Carolina 12 Touring Kayak

Perception Carolina 12 Touring Kayak

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Product Description and Specs

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.

• Bow and Stern Bulkheads
• Bow and Stern Deck Rigging
• 10 in. Dual Density Bow Hatch / Oval Dual Density Stern Hatch
• Zone DLX Seating System and Zone knee/thigh pads
• Keepers Foot Braces
• Colors Available:
  • Deja Vu Blue
  • Seaspray Blue
  • Sunset
Item #: 15698
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
Hatches Incl: 2
Optional Hatches: 0
Material: Polyethylene
Size/Color Part Number
Deja Vu Blue 9320205174
Seaspray Blue 9320205105
Sunset 9320205042
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By: Michael W.  Date: Jul 19, 2018 
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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.

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By: Scott Berg  Date: Jan 29, 2018 
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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 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.

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Q: I am looking at your Perception Carolina 12.0 Kayaks. I prefer to tie down my Kayaks from the roof rack of my car. I noticed the Carolina handle on the stern is off to the side. Is there somewhere more central I could latch the rope onto? I'm still learning about Kayaks so this is new to me.
A: The picture shown isn't completely laced, the handles are both centered when the boat is readied. The bow and stern both are symmetric, but in the image, the stern side is shown with one rope not attached to the handle which makes it appear less centered. If you would like more information on how to tie down and transport a Kayak in general, this link here is filled with helpful tips and tricks
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