Having a hard time deciding here, looking for opinions from fellow paddlers.
I've been looking for a cheap (under $1000) short boat (12 ft) for dorking around in the local swamps, creeks, other tame flat water. Short trips only, nothing more than a day. Nothing too fancy, and definitely poly.
I've narrowed it down to the Perception Carolina 12 and the WS Tsunami 120. Both are the right size and the right price. I've paddled both and liked them both.
I think I'd be happy with either one, but besides flipping a coin I can't really come to a decision. Anyone have any extra info that would sway me either way? Especially good or bad experiences with either boat? Many thanks.
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Posted by: sapien on Feb-15-13 1:35 PM (EST)
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Posted by: sapien on Feb-15-13 1:41 PM (EST)
an 11-12' SOT -- for sleepy creeks, gunkholing and swamp hopping, a sit-on-top is often easier and more fun, especially if you take a fishing rod and small cooler along. I bought two Jackson Riviera's for this purpose and even take them on easy whitewater.
Posted by: Fred_Randall on Feb-15-13 1:42 PM (EST)
if you find one on winter sale|
Posted by: sapien on Feb-15-13 2:20 PM (EST)
then definitely worth it -- you can get alot of mileage out of a 12' Tsunami, and it's more versatile than typical "rec boats". great platform for poking around in some places that longer sea kayaks can't go. I only reluctantly sold mine!
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Posted by: booztalkin on Feb-15-13 1:39 PM (EST)
I was afraid a 12' Tsunami was going to wipe clean the outer banks! Thought maybe it had something to do with FE and joisey-defense schemes over on the discussions forum.
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Posted by: FrankNC on Feb-15-13 8:28 PM (EST)
I think it is more comfortable and more adjustable, But if I was doing swamps I'd get the Pungo.
I'd get the Tsunami |
Posted by: rpg51 on Feb-16-13 4:10 PM (EST)
I llke the seat and it is a decent hull and the cockpit is a good size.
Tsunami or Alchemy|
Posted by: sternman on Feb-18-13 3:00 PM (EST)