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#12855982 - 08/06/18 10:42 PM Perception Pescador 12.0 still recommended?
yippee Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 09/06/14
Posts: 14
Loc: Arlington, TX
Hello all, I've been wanting to get a kayak for a while, but it seems like something always gets in the way and prevents me from buying one before I pull the trigger. I know a lot of people used to recommend the Pescador 12.0 as a good budget minded starter kayak. I'm talking about the original Pescador, the recycled Tarpon 120 design. I've found a few of them locally for sale at about the 399.99 mark, and am trying to decide if I should go ahead and pull the trigger or keep waiting and get something else.

I know they used to come highly recommended for a beginner kayak, but have they been bumped from their spot with all the new stuff on the market? I'd love to get a Wilderness Radar 115 or something similar, but right now that's just not in the cards. I'm trying to decide on whether to buy a Pescador now or keep dreaming and saving for something like a Tarpon or Radar.

Let me know what you think on the matter, I'd love to hear some good opinions.

#12856009 - 08/07/18 12:02 AM Re: Perception Pescador 12.0 still recommended? [Re: yippee]
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TFF Celebrity

Registered: 12/02/12
Posts: 9747
Loc: Cherokee County
Yep, still one of best paddling designs ever for a 12 foot kayak. For folks in the 200 lb range with another 30 lbs of gear, max in my opinion.
A good rule of angling philosphy is not to interfere with another fisherman's ways of being happy, unless you want to be hated.

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#12856363 - 08/07/18 11:16 AM Re: Perception Pescador 12.0 still recommended? [Re: yippee]
Linecaster Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/23/06
Posts: 1215
Loc: Richardson TX
At my heaviest at 260lbs this was my kayak and loved it, paddled easy and was stable for me at 74 yrs young. Sold it but loved it. You will not regret getting it. I was fortunate to pick it up at Academy for $320.
In the beginning God created. Gen. 1:1
All things were made by him and without him was not anything made. John 1:3

#12856575 - 08/07/18 02:03 PM Re: Perception Pescador 12.0 still recommended? [Re: yippee]
JJ4MEL Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/21/09
Posts: 1230
Loc: Celina/Prosper, TX

#12856641 - 08/07/18 02:59 PM Re: Perception Pescador 12.0 still recommended? [Re: yippee]
Aquiles Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/24/11
Posts: 1249
Loc: Texas, Dallas
I just saw a pair of Pescador Pilots go for $745.00 each ! I missed out !

#12856866 - 08/07/18 06:27 PM Re: Perception Pescador 12.0 still recommended? [Re: yippee]
BKT Offline
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Registered: 09/27/13
Posts: 1303
Loc: Apple Springs
Yes sir


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