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|
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.
My Perception Carolina 12 is my fourth kayak in the past fourteen years. The twelve foot length and the weight is easy to load on my Exterra. The Carolina 12 tracks great and turns effortlessly. I use a Werner Camano paddle for my day trips on the lake. Plenty of storage and is just basically a downright blast to paddle. This is a very stable kayak for beginners. Highly recommend. The Yakima HandRoll and DeckHand carriers I purchased from ACK secures the kayak to my factory crossbars with ease. Also recommend the Yakima SKS locks for security.