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Boat of the Week - Perception Sage

Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:12 pm
by Sir Adam
Ah, the Sage. First Perception rotomolded C1. Paddles somewhat like a low-end touring kayak does today;) ... &name=Sage" onclick=";return false;

The plastic is known for being brittle (many self-destructed within a few years of manufacture, cracking in to lots of tiny plastic bits). And those that look in great shape today (not too faded, especially considering 30 years old) can be a bit "tender".

For those that posted a Dagger Cascade paddled like a log... you've clearly not paddled a Sage;)

All that said, it was a bit of a revolution when it appeared, and paddles similar to some of the glass boats of the era. Good forward speed, but a bit lumbering in the turns...

Re: Boat of the Week - Perception Sage

Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:46 am
by clt_capt
I learned to roll in a sage - or more correctly I got my first roll in a sage - it was easier to roll than the 80 cm Hahn that I also had access to... It wasn't bad compared to the 17' grumman with a lake keel that I also had access to... I never made it on the river with the sage, because I bought an ultramax. :D