Pros. Perception kayaks are extremely affordable. They range in price from $500-800 and include a three year warranty. They are stable and are a good option for beginners, yet they provide features that are attractive to experienced paddlers.
We’re a company of passionate kayakers that proudly design, mold and hand-assemble every Perception kayak in Greenville, South Carolina. In every model and size, Perception kayaks are known for personal touches that make kayaking fun for paddlers of all experience levels.
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Try not to store it flat for a prolonged time, as it can stress the hull of the kayak. If storing for a longer period (like over the winter), cover it with a water/UV-resistant tarp, being sure to eliminate depression areas that might collect snow or rainwater.
In short, a cheap kayak might look good on the outside, but once you drop it into the water, the bad design might just ruin your day. The second design is sea kayaks, which are more durable, harder to control, but which also offers the best handling experience. Sea kayaks are best suited for sea trips or rough waters.
Length: Longer boats cruise more efficiently and offer lots of storage space for overnight touring gear, while shorter hulls turn more quickly. A few inches in length won’t matter much, but two feet or more will be noticeable. Depth: Deeper hulls offer more room for long-legged kayakers, plus a little more storage.
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Like any sport, there are plenty of risks inherent to kayaking. From dangerous water features to dehydration and sun exposure, a day on the water could easily turn into something precarious. But while there are risks involved, kayaking doesn’t have to be dangerous.
Commonly fashioned from polyethylene, sit-on-top kayaks have a large beam to bolster stability and often sport self-bailing holes to shed water splashed into the cockpit. These are fine boats for recreational paddling on lakes, slow-moving rivers, and protected coastal waters.
Pontoon hulls are the most stable kayak hull type and they provide great primary stability. Calm water, sit-on-top recreational kayaks and fishing kayaks use pontoon hulls for their excellent stability. The disadvantage of Pontoon hulls is that they’re slow and lack maneuverability.
All these features make the sit -on-top kayak a great choice for nervous paddlers, for warm environments and for paddling with kids who love to swim. The downside to sit -on-top kayaks is that you’re guaranteed to get wet while paddling, while sit -inside kayaks allow you to stay dry.
Never hang the kayak by handles or by the scuppers. It will distort the kayak hull. Never use a wheel cart as a storage platform for your kayak. A wheel cart should only be used for transportation.
Remember that storing the kayak upside down is your best option. Hanging by the handles: If you hang your kayak by the handles on the front and back, you’ll put strain on the ends. The kayak, if hung by its handles, may deform and bend at the ends.
That having been said, with normal usage, with not picking up the bow and dragging the kayak over hard surfaces, with taking care around oyster reefs, with tying down the kayak adequately when transporting it, with storing it in the shade, it should be about as good as new in 10 years.