Eddyline Caribbean 12FS Angler

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8.6
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Stability 8.5
Speed 8.5
Tracking 9
Comfort 8.5
Features 8
Portability 9

This fishing-outfitted version of Eddyline Caribbean 12FS offers comfort, efficiency, and an essential set of features for anglers who appreciate paddling as well as fishing.

Brand:Eddyline

Description

8.6Expert Score
This fishing-outfitted version of Eddyline Caribbean 12FS offers comfort, efficiency, and an essential set of features for anglers who appreciate paddling as well as fishing.
Stability
8.5
Speed
8.5
Tracking
9
Comfort
8.5
Features
8
Portability
9
PROS
  • Lightweight
  • Efficient
  • Comfortable
  • Looks awesome
CONS
  • Expensive
  • Limited capacity
  • Limited deck space

Eddyline Caribbean 12FS Angler is a fishing-specific version of Eddyline Caribbean 12FS.

Size and Weight

Just like its non-fishing sibling, Eddyline Caribbean 12FS Angler is 12′ (365.8 cm) long and has a 30″ (76.2 cm) beam. At only 45 lb (20.4 kg), it is insanely light for a 12-foot sit-on-top kayak. Handling and transporting this boat will never be a problem.

The capacity is 275 lbs (124.7 kg), which is not all that impressive but sufficient for an average-sized adult without a ton of gear. For best performance, it is usually a good idea not to exceed 80 percent of the kayak’s total capacity.

Features

Eddyline Caribbean 12FS Angler comes with a removable framed seat. It offers a new level of comfort and also doubles as a beach chair on longer trips.
Other features include four carrying handles (the side handles also work as one-hand paddle holders, which is a small but very useful feature) and a large front hatch that opens access to the in-hull storage. There is another small hatch on the stern.
The footrests are adjustable and offer enough legroom, even for taller paddlers. There are two 6″ YakAttack gear tracks on the gunnels for mounting any equipment you want. Eddyline Caribbean 12FS Angler comes with a YakAttack track-mounted rod holder, two flush-mount rod holders behind the seat, and a short gear track on the central console.

For storage, you also get a decent-size rear tank well with a bungee. The deck is self-bailing, so any water that gets in will drain out through the scupper holes.

Performance

Eddyline Caribbean 12FS Angler tries to find the perfect balance between standability and speed. Its glass-smooth surface, streamlined hull, and sharp bow help it pierce through the water with minimum effort. Unlike many sit-on-tops that are only built around stability, the Caribbean 12FS is the ultimate paddling machine that will make you want to paddle more and go further. Its efficiency does not quite match that of Eddyline’s sit-inside models, but this kayak is a pleasure to paddle. Eddyline’s gullwing hull design, with its pronounced keel and soft chines, helps the Caribbean 12FS Angler track really well. The boat is also maneuverable enough to work great on small rivers and in tighter places.

You can stand in an Eddyline Caribbean 12FS Angler, but keep in mind that the deck space is limited and you won’t be able to move around a little like you can on some other fishing models. If you do a lot of stand up fishing, this kayak is probably not for you.

Construction and Materials

All Eddyline kayaks are made from Eddyline’s proprietary Carbonlite 2000® material. It is a dual-layer sheet of ABS plastic which consists of a load-bearing “muscle” substrate and a very hard, UV- and scratch-resistant exterior layer that gives the kayak its distinctive shine.

Sheets of Carbonlite have different specs depending on the model. To make a kayak, the sheets are heated up and then formed over a mold using vacuum (this technology is known as thermoforming). The top and bottom parts are then glued together, creating a very lightweight but strong construction.

Warranty

Eddyline kayaks come with a 3-year warranty that covers defects in materials and workmanship. The warranty is limited to the original buyer of the kayak. You need to register for the warranty by filling out and returning the warranty registration card or by completing this form on Eddyline’s website).

The deck rigging is warranted for 2 years.

To know more about Eddyline’s warranty terms, click here: https://eddyline.com/technology-innovation/faq

8.6Expert Score
This fishing-outfitted version of Eddyline Caribbean 12FS offers comfort, efficiency, and an essential set of features for anglers who appreciate paddling as well as fishing.
Stability
8.5
Speed
8.5
Tracking
9
Comfort
8.5
Features
8
Portability
9
PROS
  • Lightweight
  • Efficient
  • Comfortable
  • Looks awesome
CONS
  • Expensive
  • Limited capacity
  • Limited deck space

Additional information

Specification: Eddyline Caribbean 12FS Angler

Specs
Length (in) 144
Width (in) 30
Weight (lb) 45
Load Capacity (lb) 275
Cockpit length (in) 47
Cockpit width (in) 18
Cockpit type sit on top
Hull design Gullwing hull
Material ABS plastic
Propulsion paddle
Self-bailing Yes
Technology thermoformed
Features
Seat Removable framed Cloud 10 seat
Front storage hatch 1
Rear storage hatch 1
Rear tank well Yes
Dry storage 2
Bottle holders 1
Bungee cords 1
Footrests adjustable
Gear mounts 3 gear tracks
Paddle holders 2
Rod holders 3
Rudder/skeg Optional rudder
Specification
Crew 1
User Level Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Intended Use Day touring, Fishing, Recreation
Water type Big lakes, bays, Slow rivers (Class I-II), Small lakes
Warranty 3 years from date of purchase
Manufacturer website

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