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Cove 13.5 Reviews
Maiden voyage last night with…
Maiden voyage last night with the 13.5 Perception Cove, dropped in and paddled upstream on the upper Cuyahoga.. Was quite nimble for its' length, tracking was so-so, but probably because of seat location/trim has the bow a little high. Nice and narrow, initial and secondary stability ok. Could mount a rudder and improve tracking, but this will be a tree choked river beater so I won't bother. Does not seem to be as "tough as a tank" like my Old Town Dirigos. Time will tell as the rocks make their marks. I bought this because of the huge cockpit opening, it is pretty much a hybrid yak/canoe. So easy to get in and out of even with all the old broken bones and sports injuries over the years. The seat is passable, have not been on a long paddle with it yet. I give it a 9, because I got it new for 600 bucks. No buyers remorse at this time.
This is such a great kayak…
This is such a great kayak for a very tall paddler. I'm 6'8" tall and 245 lbs. so few kayaks are viable options. This design is very roomy and easy to get long legs in and out. My shop moved the foot peg assembly towards the bow, about 8". Then I took the "small" peg and attached an aluminum bike peddle, using fiberglass tape. With these two minor mod.s, I now have sit in Kayak that is very comfortable. It handles great in rivers and flat water. The dry hatch is a nice size and cockpit is large enough to hold a lots of gear. It is as nimble as a 13.5 can be, and gives you the option of using a rudder in flat water. If you are a very tall person, look at the Prodigy or Cove 13.5