Finding that my Dirago 12 is a bit too small and slow when doing multi-day trips, especially when everyone else is paddling 14-16' boats. I bought a Perception 14 Carolina, used, from a sporting good store (had $100 in credit there to make the purchase easier to do).
Spent the rest of the weekend replacing the bungie, adding a bunch of pad-eyes, deck line, paddle holder, bulkhead vents, deck-compass mount, etc. Basically customizing the boat to my needs as it was one step above a bare-boat. Perhaps eventually a rudder(?) and sail kit.
But when I checked the websites and such, all the pics I see show a larger stern hatch while my "new" boat has the smaller round hatch.
Then when I measured the length, it measured out to be 14' 7-8" long when every other boat is always 4-6" BELOW the stated length. Kayak makers round up, not down.
So, Did Perception make a Carolina 15?
Can anyone tell me anything about this obviously older version?
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Posted by: ShadyClip on Aug-05-13 12:00 PM (EST)
Checkout the reviews on here...
Posted by: rikjohnson on Aug-05-13 2:04 PM (EST)
>>Find the hull id/serial number.
Posted by: ShadyClip on Aug-05-13 6:01 PM (EST)
That kayak was a 1999 model made in Feb 1999. Looks like that was the 1st year for the Carolina and it only came in one size.
How do you like the Perception seat?|
Posted by: suntan on Aug-05-13 1:54 PM (EST)
>>How do you like the Perception seat?|
Posted by: rikjohnson on Aug-05-13 2:07 PM (EST)