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Ascend FS12T
 
Ascend FS12T 2013-07-19 12:20:17 j.friedrichs@cox.net
Overall Rating of this Kayak For Fishing. 
 
4.0
j.friedrichs@cox.net Reviewed by j.friedrichs@cox.net    July 19, 2013 View all my reviews

Awesome Kayak!

I've had the kayak for about 7 months now - with at least a dozen outings. Super roomy, the seat is very comfortable, and more stable than the Ocean kayak I rented last fall. As far as fishing goes, the front rod holder being between your feet is a bit of a stretch for me, but doable. Two rod holders behind the cockpit are reachable; however, you need to be aware of overhead branches... Spent some time last week trying to get in and out in deep water. Kayak is more stable than I originally thought. However, I found the the front dry hatch is not sealed to the deck very well. I will be removing it and adding silicone very soon. In all of my upright outings, the dry storage areas have remained dry - even in choppy water that crested over the bow. Scupper holes work well and do not allow a lot of water into the foot wells. I've added running lights for night fishing and an 8 inch access hatch in the rear for added storage and battery mounting. I would highly recommend this kayak. The reasons for the 4 rating are due to the placement of the front rod holder and the need to reseal the front hatch flange.

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