My kayak is a Perception Acadia. It is from 1997 and is still in great shape. It is made of roto-molded plastic so it weighs a bit more than all the new stuff that is out today. It is blue and has webbing on the front and back, no hatches and a wide cockpit. It is a decent recreational boat. I like paddling in it even though it isn’t as high tech as the newer sleeker and lighter boats.

But the boat is mine and I love it. I haven’t tested enough new boats yet to think about buying a new one. And since I didn’t paddle at all last summer I cannot justify buying a new boat. So this season I will try and get out to some demo days (on water) that manufacturers have so that people can test out their boats. I’d like to find a longer, and lighter boat without a rudder. I am not a fan of the rudder but maybe that is because I haven’t spent enough time on a boat that had a rudder.

Perception is a decent brand and they make quality boats. The Acadia is now called the Acadia Expedition and includes a rear hatch.

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