View Full Version : perception acadia 280

13-12-2008, 04:49 PM
Xmas came early for my 16year old, just picked up a perception acadia 280. Does anyone know how they rate on the water. He is an entry level kayaker so Hopefully this little rig will fit the bill.

27-12-2008, 08:09 AM
Sorry mate no good I'll give you $300 to take it off your hands :grin: They are supposed to be very good from what I've heard

28-12-2008, 10:23 PM
There are suposed to have been evolved out of the minow....which has a long standing good rep and small yak.

Reasonably stable, reasonably quick and quite manoverable.

I want one;D .


28-12-2008, 10:28 PM
I just noticed... townsville........um....... don't let him in the salt with it.......there are potentilay snappy handbags even in the Ross not far from railway estate.

He should be OK in the weirs though........there havn't been any skiers taken ... yet.:o


29-12-2008, 08:53 PM
Thanks guys,

Oldboot, we've had it in the weirs and she goes really well, very manoeuvrable.

Weirs and dams are about all he is going to be doing in it, as you said too many snappin handbags up here to be playing "I'm a chew toy".

Thanks again for you input guys, much appreciated

13-01-2009, 09:16 AM
I've got one. I'm 44yrs old and find it very comfortable and it paddles very well for it's size. I'm still developing the yak for fishing but I'm extremely happy with it.

15-01-2009, 06:15 PM
Thanks davo, the young fella has been ripping up and down the weirs here after xmas, although he decided to keep it dry while we had all the rain...

He also has looked at the fishing angle from it, I think it will be pretty good for it..

15-01-2009, 09:17 PM
You'd have to be able to pull something from under those lillypads down near riverway...... apart from turtles of course.......unless you have some indigenous background then they are fair game too.


16-01-2009, 07:36 AM
Freshwater Barra and Jacks, good for photo, but thats about it. Wouldn't be eating them.

Still good fun though

16-01-2009, 07:06 PM
Mate a good bream pulls me around so forget the heavy tackle

17-01-2009, 11:25 AM
Whole new meaning to walking the dog, HEHEHEHEHE