Ascend™ FS12T Sit-On-Top Angler Kayak - Sand
- Ultra-stable hull makes it ideal for fishing
- Advanced hydrodynamically shaped hull design
- Deluxe padded adjustable seat
- Personal dry storage hatch
- Bow dry storage hatch
- Multipurpose sternwell
- Molded foot braces
- Open cockpit storage
- Dual position, quick hold bungee paddlekeepers
- Dual flush mount rod holders
- Full-tackle rod tender
- Drain plug and multiple drain holes
- Maximum weight capacity: 350 lbs.
Maximum weight capacity: 350 lbs.
Advanced Hull Design:
Incorporates an extended keel with performance rocker and strakes for maximum maneuvering, tracking, stability, and ease of paddling.
Adjustable Cushioned Seating System:
Ergonomic seat design with closed-cell custom foam package reduces wear and fatigue.
Molded Foot Braces:
Five-position foot braces will fit anyone approximately 5'2" to 6'6" in height comfortably.
Drybag Dash Storage System:
Watertight removable deck plate with integrated watertight PVC soft storage bag.
Extra-large-capacity sternwell will accept a five gallon bucket, baitwell, milk crate, cooler, or doubles as general space for a dry bag.
A light tackle, fully adjustable rod holder with 360º horizontal movement and vertical rod tip adjustment.
Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 39 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Schranwreck Best kayak ever I have had this kayak for three years now. I have gone through several design changes and I finally have it dialed in. This kayak is the best kayak money could buy. So many options to rigging this kayak it is all up to the mind. I have taken this thing several miles off the southern california coast and have caught everything from calico bass to leopard sharks and even spider crabs. This kayak tracks well and is incredibly stable even in the rough pacific ocean. I can't even think of a true flaw design of this kayak. I plan on having this kayak for many years to come May 10, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by jacksfork Great Kayak I just purchased this kayak last weekend. As soon as I got it I took it straight to the river. We just had a big rain so the Jacks Fork River was running a Class2. The kayak did great. It being long does make tight turning difficult but remember this kayak isn't a white water kayak. ITS A FISHING kayak. The storage area did take in some water. The leak comes from the 4 inch deck plate and to two rear flush mount rod holders. The fix I discovered to the 4 inch plate is to make sure the ring holding the bag inside is pushed ALL the way down to help create a tight seal. As far as the flush mount rod holders I lined the edges of them with liquid nails silicon. I took the kayak out again today and so far no more leaks. This is a great kayak for fishing and I highly recommend it to everyone. April 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bigj3230 Kayak The kayak came with a broken eyelet, I called customer service on Thursday and they had me a new part by Tuesday, it is as good as new. I added some foam under the seat for more support, it has a lot of nice features, and is easy to get in and out of. April 17, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mattie2001 Nice but heavy I really enjoy how stable this kayak is, just wish it was lighter, but not much can do with the weight to get to a 350 lb rating. I felt the hull under the seat was a little unsupported, you can't let it set on anything hard. I removed the rod holders and the little dry pocket, saw that there was not foam under this area. To add support I sprayed in 4 cans of foam, this filled that void and gives the seat and hull better reinforcement ,,sealed the rod holders and hatch with sealant, reinstalled using 3/16 pop rivets. Forward rod holder is to far out. Love it, just be ready for heavy lifting to move it. October 1, 2012
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A:Depending on equipment you are carrying. It is a very forgiving craft. No it will not sink with your weight it is rated for 350 pounds min. i have loaded upwards of 400 pounds plus in mine for a 6 mile trip. It tracks better with weight. Good Buy for a bigger person. If you want a SOT Kayak. I am big too, i like SIS Yaks better for long days of fishing. Hope this helped. <"))><
A:According to the manufacturers sticker this kayak is good for 350 pounds.
A:No frills! you need to buy a longer paddle at least a 98 inch one. You need to buy PFD, and anchor. Rope and one of the dock bumper floats would be good as well. If you can think of it this craft has room for it.
A:Does not come with paddle or life vest
A:No paddle or PFD, comes with nice seat
A:you get the yak, up graded 65$ seat and the installed dry bag..... i had 1 and sold thinking i was getting a better yak and sold it after putting it in the water and went back to bass pro and got another... this is a very good yak... just get the sand 1 you wont cook in the sun
Details:The impression is that they may not on the older model FS12T, but not sure on the 2012 model?
A:There are six and only the front by the foot pads, and the rear in the storage area go through. Not the ones in the seat.
A:Yes ... scupper holes in front and back. They can be plugged with stoppers (provided) if desired. No scuppers in seat bottom. Just put a hole in a sponge and attach it to yak with a short cord.
A:On my 2011 model there are four that go through, two up-front where your feet are, and two back in the rear storage area. There are two in the seat area but they are only open in the bottom area, not all the way through the kayak.
A:I had a chance to see for myself and it has (2) in the "create-area" and 2 in the "foot-rest" area, but on the "seat-section" they are missing!
It should be fine... not sure if this will make the seat wet, but that is part of the fun.
A:Soft packs will fit better, and you can pack more. i have a rigid frame pack but it is narrow, on the smallish side. You can get the measurements by reading the specs online. It just depends on what the pack is.
A:I don't think you could get a internal frame pack in the front, dry bags fit nicely
A:It is big about the front halp of the hull, just can't get large things thru hatch hole
A:I don't know the size of a pack that folds, but if I had to guess I would say no. the hatch should be able to hold quite a bit such as, a tent , sleeping bag, a small stove, etc. I would simply add some deck rigging up-front and bungee the pack to the rigging. Hope this helps
Details:When I bought this yak it had some heavy, yellowish foam inside the hull (approximately 2 ft behind the dry storage lid). I assume its there to keep the kayak from warping on the bottom. My question is whether or not that can be taken out of the kayak, to allow for more room underneath and to make the kayak a little lighter and perhaps easier to paddle. Can it be removed? Thanks in advance-
A:I would leave it there.
As for all of you ADDING expanding foam under the seat for extra firmness in the seat, I have a sad realization for you.
After a time, that foam will start to crumble as it gets older and you sit on it for a while. Maybe not so much while in the water but if you hit a spot where you are sitting on the ground, it will.
Expansion foam deteriorates badly under constant pressure, and if it gets wet. I would suggest an old couch cushion for a while but that as well will start to deteriorate.
A:Don't think I would do that, I even added foam under the seat, asthe hull would flex when setting on hard surface. Foam does not have much weight, it's mostly air. Also should you loose the front hatch and the hull would fill with water,you will sink, that foam gives you extra flotation
A:I would definitely not remove foam, which provides stiffening and flotation. Foam also keeps items stored in front hatch from sliding too far back out of reach.
A:I think it would be better to leave it there! It is probably there for not only rigidity, but for keeping the storage area dry. If you really need to have more room contact the mfg and see what they say.
A:The form helps to support the seat too. Some add foam for better support.
A:I would not recommend removing the foam. Without the foam, the kayak would sink like a rock if the wake from a passing powerboat broke over the deck, or if the crew leaned too far to one side and caused the deck edge to go underwater.
A:You can, i did, i didnt like it. You defntly cant stand up in it to fish like some folks claim. Unless you are one of the great Walendas. The boat is too squirrely for me with a T-motor.
A:With some modification I would say that it is possible to mount a small one!
A:I would guess that some company makes a mount for a Kayak. I wondered about that too. A motor would be helpfull on long trips or in the event of wind.
I would suggest typing your question into a search engine and see it you get any hits. Good luck
Details:I had a hip replaced a few years ago. My surgeon said no more canoing or kayaking. Is the sit-on -top kayak ok to use? Does anybody (with an artificial hip) out there use this type of kayak?
A:Sorry Chuck SOT's wouldnt be a good pick the dismount would be tougher than the mount on a SOT. But easier than a SIS However it is different for everyone. I have a friend that fishes with me, he has a Hip Prosthesis in place and it aint pretty when he gets in and out of his SOT but he does and says it does not hurt. He uses his mud stick turns sideways to the yak and lowers himself down to the seat, gets his legs onboard pushes off and away he goes. He repeats it on return, turns sideways in the boat, plants the stick btween his legs and raises himself up hand ove hand to standing straps his yak to his cart, loads it in hs truck and away he goes. Hope this helped.
A:I don't see how a Kayak would affect your hip one way or another. I would think getting outdoors would be beneficial to you. The only parts of my dody that were affected were my back, and my arms and shoulders.
A:Personally, I have not had my hips replaced. However, my uncle has and this is his style of Kayak. He gets in and out of the kayak with ease and enjoys the ride in calm water without hurting. Loading and unloading might create a problem. In addition, you should try to test one out by sitting in the boats before you buy. Thanks
Details:I'm looking to get my first Fishing Kayak. I narrowed it down to the Ascend FS12T and the Wilderness Systems Ride 115. Obvious difference is price and stability. Youtube videos show amazing stability for the Ride. Just curious how the Ascend users out there would compare the two. I understand the may be based strickly from video research. Thanks for the help.
A:I feel very stable, I'm 225 lbs, and it feels great
A:The Ascend FST12 is reasonably stable, but I don't no how stable the Ride is. Maybe you can rent one and see how stable they are. I noticed one time Bass Pro had a big pool outside with the
Ascend Kayaks being used.
A:I did not think it was stable enough to stand on.
A:I can't buti I'm not that balanced, just know the seated ride is great and stable
A:I haven't yet and I don't think I will! You might try an Ocean Kayak Trident Prowler 13 you might be able to in that one. The price however is about twice as much.
A:I would not attempt this with this model unless some out riggers were added.