My (soon to be) new ride ...

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My (soon to be) new ride ...

Postby uljersey » Tue Mar 15, 2016 8:42 am

I've all but decided on this as my next ride. I'm currently in a 2010 Perception Angler 12' 6" and it's been a great run. I'm ready to move up to a stadium seat and have been looking at a few different models. This fits my needs well - it's light at 64 lbs (I car top it) and it's wide for stability. Perception makes a nice ride, I have no complaints other than my current one has a low seat. Getting swamped means sitting in water all day - not a big deal in July, kind of a bummer in November. Not that it matters to me, but it's getting very positive buzz.

The 2016 Pescador Pro 12. I'm stuck on this Red Tiger Camo color scheme ...
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Re: My (soon to be) new ride ...

Postby Drewgill » Tue Mar 15, 2016 11:20 am

That should be a solid boat. A stadium-style seat is a must-have for me nowadays.

What kind of warranty do the Perceptions carry?

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Re: My (soon to be) new ride ...

Postby uljersey » Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:51 am

Drewgill wrote:That should be a solid boat. A stadium-style seat is a must-have for me nowadays.

What kind of warranty do the Perceptions carry?


Basically 3 years on the hull and 1 year on the accessories/rigging. Here's a link to the full warranty explanation page from their site - http://www.perceptionkayaks.com/us/warranty

Their yaks are American made also.

I went ahead and placed the order today. The Red Tiger Camo is on back order, estimated to be in around the 5th of April.

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Re: My (soon to be) new ride ...

Postby fati » Wed Mar 16, 2016 8:28 am

I might pick up the catch 120 from pellican, seems nice also.

I believe a kayak should last more than 3 years, what is the average lifespan of a fishing kayak ? 10-15 years ?

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Re: My (soon to be) new ride ...

Postby uljersey » Wed Mar 16, 2016 10:18 am

3 years for a kayak warranty seems fair enough. After all, it is basically a single unit of molded plastic. I would think any major material/structural defects would show themselves well before that.

My current Perception will be 6 years old and is perfectly fine in spite of a major injury incurred during it's first season. A gust of wind had blown it down off of my vehicle's rooftop J carriers and crashed it into the asphalt. It sustained a pretty severe crack topside. I bought some polypropylene plastic in 1/8" diameter rope form and took a crash course in kayak repair via the internet. She has a pretty neat scar to show for it but is as structurally sound as the day I bought it.

That was my first kayak and the one I did all of my learning on. I've drilled countless holes in it rigging different things, filled them in when I changed my mind and prototyped a bunch of ideas on it. It's been one long experiment/learning experience. I'll hold on to it, let my daughters use it, lend it out, whatever. I have no reason to get rid of it.

Here's a very recent article comparing the Perception to the Catch 120 - http://kayakfishingblog.com/2016/03/val ... catch-120/


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