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Perception Pescador Pilot 12 Pedal Kayak with Engel Live Bait Cooler

Perception Pescador Pilot 12 Pedal Kayak with Engel Live Bait Cooler

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Product Description and Specs

The Perception Pescador Pilot is an affordable sit-on-top kayak packed to the gills with fishing features and complete with the included Pilot Drive pedal drive system. The Pilot Drive is performance-engineered to achievethe perfect balance of simplicity and ingenuity, and is ergonomically optimized for all-day hands-free fishing. Outfitted with a Captain's Chairwith on-the-fly adjustable gear tracks and tension knobs, four molded-in rod holders, two YakAttack accessory tracks, a transducer scupper,and two storage consoles for mounting electronics. The best feature? A price that propels the Pescador Pilot into a class all its own. * Limited time offer - Includes Engel Live Bait Cooler with purchase.

• Features the Pilot Drive with zero draft adjustability
• Captains Chair allows for fore and aft adjustment
• Includes bow storage pods, bow tankwell storage, and stern tankwell storage
• Transducer scupper and rudder included
• Colors Available:
  • Moss Camo
  • Red Tiger Camo
  • Sonic Camo
  • Sunset
Item #: 22337
Length: 12 ft 5 in / 3.78 m
Width: 33.75 in / 85.73 cm
Weight: 74 lb / 33.57 kg
Capacity: 525 lb / 238.14 kg
Number of Paddlers: 1 - Single/Solo
Type of Kayak: Sit on Top
Hatches Incl: 2
Optional Hatches: 0
Material: Polyethylene
Made in: USA 
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Top Positive Review
By: Brian S.  Date: Feb 04, 2017 
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37 people found this review helpful

Took the yak out for the first time yesterday. Great boat. Handled chop and wind very well. It is very stable and tracks very well with the rudder. Also very easy to paddle. Only a few concerns. As everyone else has pointed out, rod holders are overly large and shallow. Can be fixed by making mods and adding flush mount holders. The more concerning issue if the Quick Key. Due to the slight side-to-side sway of the drive while pedaling, the Quick Key kept working itself out. Had to keep pushing it back in with my heel every few minutes. Will try to fix that with a spring clip. I would still recommend this boat for the money. Hopefully Perception can address these issues in the future.

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By: Matthew G.  Date: Jul 12, 2017 
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64 people found this review helpful

I've put some miles in on this kayak, inshore and offshore. On calm days inshore standing up is no problem. Offshore I wouldn't recommend trying to stand up even on calm days. While launching this kayak in the surf I am able to pull myself onto the kayak no problem, it never felt like it was going to flip ever. My biggest complaint is the pedal drive, its loud. It also pops out of place very easily when pedaling normally so you'll have to put the drive back into place. It happens so much I would not recommend this kayak to anyone who is serious about fishing. Spend the extra money on a kayak with a better drive system. Perception needs to address the issue of the drive popping out of place.

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By: Tim r.  Date: Sep 17, 2018 
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This will be my 4th kayak purchase I have been kayak fishing for 2 years now. This is by far the best one I have owned. The stability is great easy to sit and stand for long periods at a time. Minimum effort to get going I can barely peddle this kayak and I'm already moving faster than a buddy paddling. There are some issues I have found with this kayak but its easliy corrected. The seat back straps will work there way out. Fix this issue with some blue lock tight Second is the rod holders. Most guys are putting flush mount rod holders in and that's fine. I just purchased the wilderness systems krate and that solved that issue.the last thing is the mounts that keep the drive in place and the rudder control cables come loose I solved this issue with carrying the correct Allen wrenches and I tighten them up when needed. Other than that I would highly recommend this kayak to some one just starting and to those wanting the pedal drive with out paying a lump some of cash

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By: Hector C.  Date: Sep 14, 2018 
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Q: How will this fair in salt water and tides? Looks like a very durable kayak! I live in NY, just want to make sure this will with stand everything out here before making a purchase.
A: This should fair just fine. We would recommend washing the salt off with some fresh water after use, especially around the drive, and using some water-phobic lubricant.
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Q: The set screw which locks down the rudder control cable to the rudder control knob has broken the cable and striped the treads, where can I find a replacement cable and rudder control knob?
A: The hand control knob for that would be a special order item that we might be able to get for you. If you give us a call at (888)828-3828 we can see what we can do. As for the cable take a look at the link below, that should be what you're looking for.
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Q: We are considering the Piolot 12. The 2017 had lots of issues. What makes the 2018 better?
A: There will not be much a difference between the two models.
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