Perception Sport Access 11.5 Angler Kayak
This is my first kayak. I did a lot of research and it was hard to find everything I wanted, but this kayak is perfect for me. Its light enough to put on top of a car and the length provides excellent stability, speed, and tracking. I took it out on the Wando river that connects to the bay. It handled a 2 ft wake from a freight liner with no problem. The anchor trolley system works well also. I recommend switching from a 3lb to a 5lb anchor if you plan on being in wind or current. The front hatch seems water proof and the little one in front of the seat is also good quality. The 2 molded rod holders work well and the adjustable scotty up front is great but does not hold larger grip poles. The seat was comfortable but after about 5 hours it started to become uncomfortable. The first one I purchased had a manufacturer defect where the scupper hole was not sealed to the main hull. Dicks replaced it with no hassle. Check it over before you leave the store and make sure you get the anchor and line that comes with it. I use 2 foam blocks and 2 ratchet straps that I run through the car and it holds fine. I wanted a place to mount my hummingbird 120 fish finder so I bought a section of treated wood and used 2 3/8 inch bolts and washers and just drilled 2 holes and tightened them down and clamped on my fish finder. Im 6 ft 160 lbs and it was comfortable to me. Kind of narrow so if you're a bigger guy I would recommend sitting in it first.
May 29, 2013
Great deal !
I'm 5'10" 172 lb it fits me fine . This is a great fishing kayak for your buck . Nice and light . User friendly . Very stabel . I would buy a nother one . It's also easy to hull upside down no roof racks do to its flat spots . Lots of fun fishing days to come with this one . ;-)
May 15, 2013