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Pescador Pilot 12.0 in Moss Camo.
Pescador Pilot 12.0 in Red Tiger Camo.
Pescador Pilot 12.0 in Sonic Camo.
Pescador Pilot 12.0 in Sunset.
The Perception Pescador Pilot 12.0 kayak’s superior stability and fishing performance make it the ultimate boat for paddlers of all abilities. The Pilot Drive propeller system effortlessly propels the boat, even in reverse, while leaving both hands free. The spacious, sit-on-top design with generous storage and accessory mounts make the kayak easy to customize. Superior stability even allows anglers to cast from a standing position. Boasting more performance, comfort, features, and storage than any kayak at this price, the Pescador Pilot sets the new standard for value and innovation.
A full day on the water demands ultimate comfort, and the Pescador Pilot is built for just that. The roomy captain’s chair features zonal mesh to promote cooling airflow where you need it most. On-the-fly seatback adjustment tilts back for relaxed pedaling or forwards for sportier pedaling.
Propel your exploration and fishing to a new level with the most value-packed pedal kayak on the planet. The Pescador Pilot Pedal kayak is proudly designed, molded and hand assembled in the USA and is backed by a 5-Year Warranty.
NEW! The Pescador Paddle - features a sturdy blade design designed specifically for control and maneuverability of the Pescador family of fishing kayaks.
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|Length: 12' 5" / 381 cm||Width: 33.75" / 85.73 cm|
|Boat Weight: 85 lbs. / 38 kg||Deck Height: 16" / 41 cm|
|Max Capacity: 475 lbs. / 216 kg|
*Prices shown are suggested U.S. and Canadian Dollar retail prices, net not including taxes. Prices in your market may vary due to currency, VAT, and other taxes. Prices subject to change without notice.
*Colors may vary slightly from those shown. Color combinations (Déjà Vu, Funkadelic, Moss Camo, Red Tiger Camo, Sea Spray, Sonic Blue and Sunset) will vary from those shown and are unique for each boat we produce. Variations in color are not covered by warranty.
Low-profile one-handed rudder control with 360-degree turning radius. Easily add fish-finder electronics and drill-free transducer mounting.
Mounting point and hull access for Power-Pole anchoring system (sold separately).
Bungee cord lashes secure gear of any shape or size.
Large front and rear open storage for cooler, tackle, and other gear.
Four molded-in rod holders for hands-free storage while paddling.
Gear tracks, fish-finder consoles, and four molded-in rod holders deliver an unbeatable fishing package.
Gear tracks for adding accessories without the need to drill holes.
Convenient attachment point for storing a paddle.
Removable Captain's Chair features on-the-fly front/back adjustment and breathable mesh. Chair is removable for simple transport and comfort that goes anywhere.
Shallow recesses near the seat serve as a temporary resting spot for small items like pliers, baits and weights.
Convenient drink holders keep your favorite beverage from spilling.
Storage slots on either side of the seat for staging tackle boxes.
Lightweight, removable Pilot Drive pedal system delivers unmatched efficiency and performance. Pilot Drive quickly lifts and stows in hull for zero draft in shallow water.
Easily removable stretch-mesh bow storage cover for sleek security and additional paddle park option.
Front and rear soft-touch carry handles for easy transport.
A safety enhancement the hull design that increases floatation and stability by allowing water that comes over the deck to quickly drain out.
In recent years, pedal kayaks have grown in popularity. Originally designed for anglers, pedal kayaks are also popular now with recreational kayakers who enjoy using a boat with foot-powered propulsion. One of the main advantages of pedal kayaks is that they allow you to move across the water hands-free, making activities like fishing or taking photos easier. Some people also find they can propel their kayak with less effort using foot pedals versus a paddle. Of course, you can still paddle a kayak with foot pedals.
There are several different styles of kayak foot pedals on the market today. The Perception Pilot model featured above comes with a bicycle-style rotational peddle drive that users pedal in a circular fashion (versus a push pedal fin drive). This motion feels natural for most kayakers and, one key advantage offered by this drive over some other pedal drives is the ability to go in reverse without making any additional adjustments. Some pedal drives must be removed from their housing and flipped to accommodate reverse paddling.
All pedal drives must be retracted when the kayak enters shallow waters, typically at depths of less than 18 inches. So, when launching or landing, your pedal drive should be retracted to a zero or low draft position and then you will deploy the pedal drive while on the water.
Basic maintenance for a pedal drive kayak involves a low-pressure fresh water rinse after use on salt water and annual lubrication of the drive following the instructions provided in the kayak owner’s manual.
Paddlers of any age or ability can enjoy a pedal-drive kayak such as the Perception Pescador Pilot.
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