The Striker 11.5 from Perception provides all the fun and control you would expect for recreation, but it's specifically designed with the angler in mind. It features a tri-hull design which offers great stability for anglers who prefer stand-up casting and accommodates a large weight capacity without compromising performance. A generous tankwell for gear and special molded-in features make this the angler's choice for chasing new fishing spots on flat or slow moving water. And all paddlers will appreciate the two seating options, molded-in seat, stand-up assist strap, rod holders and more.
|Length:||11 ft 6 in / 3.51 m|
|Width:||33 in / 83.82 cm|
|Weight:||65 lb / 29.48 kg|
|Capacity:||500 lb / 226.8 kg|
|Number of Paddlers:||1 - Single/Solo|
|Type of Kayak:||Sit on Top|
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I am 6'4" and 300lbs. I like to fish but mainly wanted to paddle with my wife. I wanted a yak with capacity and stability, and which was well made and wouldn't break the bank. I got all that with the Striker 11.5. The kayak seems very durable, has very little draft and will float over things that are nearly on the surface, even with my weight. It has so much capacity that I use it like a pickup truck and carry all the stuff my wife and I might need for a day on the water, since her kayak has a much lower capacity. I bought a seat for it, but it works well (probably better) without one. The molded seat is comfortable and wide. The upper seat is the same and give you a little better view if you want to fish. I thought mine was delivered without the center storage cover, but I found it had been pushed all the way through and was inside the yak. No problems. I transport it in my pickup and being tri-hull it sits flat in the truck and doesn't wobble. I can sit on the water with both feet hanging over one side and its still stable. It is a very stable craft. All in all, I think I got a very good kayak. Mine is the light green/dark green and my wife calls it the SS Pickle.
I love my Perception Striker! Stability: This is a very stable kayak that even sideways in pretty high gusts of wind and minor white caps I feel very secure in. Also I can stand up, that's saying quite a bit since I'm 6' and 300 lbs. I haven't been able to paddle or cast but maybe with practice. Tracking: This kayak tracks fairly well in calm waters. Any bit of wind though and it can be challenging, especially in side wind, where I sometimes find myself having to stroke on one side 5 times in a row to keep it straight. It's a small sacrifice for the stability you get though. Features: It has a hatch in the front (I think it's 9 in. diameter) it's threaded so it just screws open, it had a rubber o-ring to keep it water tight but my ring broke. It's still watertight enough with out it and easier to open and close it also has a 6 inch hatch right in front of the seat, that just has a little rubbery lid, it's definitely watertight enough. It comes with a nice Scotty rod holder and 4, yes 4 molded in rod holders, as well as a molded in seat where you can sit higher and lower. And a large rear day well in the back with a little indentation for a 5 gallon bucket. Also comes with a 3 lb. Anchor. Overall a very nice kayak, especially for the price.