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 4.4 out of 5 by 8
Rated 4 out of 5
by GoletaSlim Slow and Steady
The two best words to describe this kayak are slow and steady. It is a slow kayak that tracks reasonably well and is super super stable but with that stability comes the lack of speed. It doesn't really matter how hard you paddle, it will continue to go at its own slow pace. I mainly fish so cal ocean and am frequently launching from the surf, something this kayak is very bad at. With all the buoyancy in the back the kayak cant tilt back to ride over the breakers ( the overall very flat shape of the kayak doesn't help either) instead it darts through them leaving the kayak temporarily flooded until the water can drain through the scupper holes. This brings me to the next issue, the hatches aren't water tight, they leak. Not a big issue but make sure to either seal them correctly or not put anything that cant get wet in them. The seating situating is awesome, I was on a kayak fishing trip in la jolla and was on my but for up to 8 hrs three days in a row and didn't have much discomfort. The overall layout was nice, the two flush mount rod holders hold the rods almost straight back (which I prefer) and the scotty style rod holder is ok, its inner diameter is too small to hold my larger rods. The back area can hold a standard size milk crate and and even hold more behind that with the bungee area and the front cargo area is within reach after scooting forward. The center hatch can hold two of my plano 3700 series lure boxes. I feel reel safe in this kayak which will outweigh its inability to roll over larger waves for now. I hope this helps others with their purchase!
August 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by WaxahachieBrad Great Kayak
I got this kayak back in March and love it. Not many weekends have went by without being out on the water since. This is a great yak. It's very stable and tracks well. Love getting to spots most can't and coming away with fish that most boaters can't reach.
July 28, 2014
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
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