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You know, the Tribute was designed to fit women, and I see you are male. The 12' Tsunamis are also designed for smaller folks, like under 5' 5" and 150 lbs. If that's you, then these are OK boats to consider, depending on what you plan to use a kayak for. They are not suitable for ocean use or touring. These are day outing boats for mild waters.
I could be wrong but I don't think the Tribute has a bow bulkhead so you would have to purchase and install flotation bags up there to make it safe. A kayak that can flood one end of the hull becomes a "Cleopatra's Needle" (sunk with the stern in the air) in a capsize unless you have flotation in it to fill the space. It (the Perception) is also a thinner gauge plastic. What kind of waters are you planning to paddle?
Adding some more detail on your size and intended usage would help in giving you advice.
yes, Dagger, Perception and Wilderness Systems are all owned by the same company. But their lines are separately marketed.
Recreational Kayak Paddle
Touring Kayak Paddles
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