Ascend® FS12T Sit-On-Top Angler Kayak - Blue
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- User-friendly kayak made for both beginning paddlers and avid anglers
- New design for even more stability, function, and comfort
- Advanced Tunnel Hull design - increased primary and secondary stability
- Deluxe removable seating system - fore and aft adjustment
- Flat casting deck footwell design - solid casting platform
- Multipurpose molded dash - deep molded catch all trays and cupholder
- Medium forward storage area with weathertight hatch
- Weathertight deck plate storage - great for small items like wallet, keys, and more
- Multipurpose sternwell - accepts most full size coolers
- Adjustable foot braces - fits paddlers from 5'2" up to 6'2"
- Flush mount paddle holder
- Molded rod tip stagers
- Fully adjustable rod tender - 360° of horizontal movement and vertical rod adjustment
- Threaded and sealed drain plug
- 6 self bailing 1-1/2" scupper drains
- Maximum weight capacity: 350 lbs.
A versatile design that's great for both beginning paddlers and hardcore kayak anglers, the FS12T Sit-On-Top Angler Kayak from Ascend delivers great features and performance. Featuring a new design for greater stability, function, and comfort, the FS12T starts with an ultra-stable, tunnel hull design with a wider transom and flared bow sections. This advanced design gives anglers solid tracking, easier paddling, and optimized stability to stand and fish. The flat casting deck footwell design provides a solid casting platform when you get where the fish are. Deluxe removable seating system offers both fore and aft adjustment for maximized paddling comfort while keeping your seat high and dry. Multiple storage options give fishermen great storage versatility, starting with the multipurpose molded dash and its deep molded catch-all trays, cupholder, and large recess for common tackle trays. A medium-sized forward storage area (14.8"x19.9") fits plenty of gear underneath a weathertight hatch, while a Weathertight deck plate just in front of the paddler provides secure storage for small personal items like wallets or keys. The FS12T's large multipurpose sternwell accepts most full size coolers and other large items, and helps keep them there with D-ring and integrated bungee tie-down options. Molded rod tip stagers and the fully adjustable (360°) rod tender add ease to storing and fishing with your favorite fishing rods. Adjustable foot braces offer a full foot of adjustment, so paddlers from 5'2" up to 6'2" can brace themselves comfortably while paddling to their favorite fishing spot. This high performance fishing kayak also features a flush mount paddle holder, 6 self bailing 1-1/2" scupper drains, and a threaded and sealed drain plugs. Molded-over rubber grip handles for easy carrying. High density linear polyethylene construction. Length: 12'. Width: 31". Weight: 77 lbs. Maximum weight capacity: 350 lbs. Made in USA.
Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 6
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bgcampbell Nice Fishing Yak
This is my first yak and I love it. So far I've only used it on Barren River Lake in Kentucky. It's stable and tracks great through the water, even on the days where the wind has kicked up 15-20mph. I didn't do any extra sealing before putting it in the water and I haven't had a single drop in the hull on any of my trips. The only thing I would have loved to have changed about it is the size of the open space behind the seat. It's ideally supposed to fit a standard cooler, but because it's tapered and has D-rings for tying things down, a standard cooler won't fit. I ended up finding a nice alternative for a live well. Also, as everyone has said, that pesky rod holder is terribly placed directly in your paddle's path so I haven't even bothered taking it out with me. Both of those critiques are nit picky. It's really a great kayak and is easy to fish from.
May 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by thegaddiman Ascend FS12T
I love my yak. Excellent layout to do lots of mods. Resealed the flush mount rod holders and little storage hatch with marine silicone and haven't experienced any leaks. Installed a shock cord under the seat to hold it in place and to hold a Plano box. Installed 2 aluminum slide tracks on the sides. 2 mighty mounts, 1 infront and behind the large hatch., an anchor trolley pulley system.
This ride is VERY stable. You can look over the either side and not feel like it's going to tip. I have even stood a couple times, which will take some getting used to to be comfortable to cast.
I definitely believe this is worth the price.
May 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by gmoney57 Exceeded expectations
Except for the placement of the rod holder this thing is great. Tracks well and moves along very nicely. It's not that she's heavy but awkward to move around. A couple of handles along the top rail would really help. I find it rides better on the car if put on upside down. After 5 hours of fishing I was still very comfortable and found she shipped no water. No leaks at all. Only water in the yak was from paddling. For the money I don't believe there is a better fishing kayak out there.
April 21, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5
by Shellcracker2 I love mine
I'm new to the sport and this is my 1st yak. Because of her weight I was worried about keeping up with friends, in lighter boats. I just took her out for the first time and had no issues keeping up even in a head wind.
I had her on the water for about two hours. Other than paddle splash, the boat and I both stayed dry (plugs in).
I have not sealed anything yet, but will as a precautionary. The boat tracked easily, and felt very stable.
April 19, 2014
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