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WEST MARINE Pompano 120 Sit-On-Top Angler Kayak, Yellow

Model # 14296099Mfg # 93552532

$549.00

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Product Description

Designed for the angler and offering plenty of room for storage, the Pompano 120 has all the features you need for easy paddling and navigating rough open waters. The comfortable, stable, and efficient polyethylene hull includes a molded-in seat, adjustable foot brace system, three storage hatches (with gear pouch inside), deluxe deck rigging system, and a paddle park system. Anglers love the two flush-mount rod holders in the stern. You also get an accessories receiver on the bow console, and an anchor trolley system with line lock for easy anchor deployment and retrieval.

  • Application: Fishing and recreation
  • Length: 12'
  • Boat Beam: 28"
  • Weight: 60lb.
  • Capacity/Persons: 350lb./1
  • Hull Material: Polyethylene
  • Hull Construction: Roto-molded
  • Hull Shape: Sit-on-top
  • Seat: One; Molded-in (padded & adjustable seats are available as an accessory option)
  • Warranty: Three-year limited

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West MarinePompano 120 Sit On Top Angler Kayak, Sand
 
4.6

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to paddle (16)
  • Good maneuverability (16)
  • Easy in/out (14)
  • Stable (14)
  • Easy to lift (13)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Day trip (14)
    • Flat waters (14)
    • Kayak camping (13)
    • Rivers (12)
    • Ocean swells (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Beginner (7), Advanced (6), Casual/ recreational (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    33 trips and counting

    I bought this kayak in June and by October I had logged 33 fishing trips. Tracks well, pretty stable in some big boat wakes and rough water. Fishing the bays of Long Island....Read complete review

    I bought this kayak in June and by October I had logged 33 fishing trips. Tracks well, pretty stable in some big boat wakes and rough water. Fishing the bays of Long Island. I would eliminate the scupper holes under the seat they need to be sealed for a dryer ride. A nicely priced fishing kayak to get in the game.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    I'm gonna re-review this yak

    Don't get me wrong, this is a great yak. But, as it doesn't come with a seat, the seating situation on this model needs to be addressed for people considering this purchase....Read complete review

    Don't get me wrong, this is a great yak. But, as it doesn't come with a seat, the seating situation on this model needs to be addressed for people considering this purchase.

    First, it requires a Wilderness seat back -- the same that comes on the Pescador. You might put any bottom seat in, but the seat back assembly (the whole assembly, not just the pad) is critical to any longer-than-two-hours of comfort. It, and the clip to hold it to the deck are somewhat available, but the seat back assembly is VERY hard to find (only one on-line seller has the "Tarpon Seat Back Assembly" and WM's policy about mentioning other sellers won't let me tell you who it is here, so you might have to search around for the "Tarpon Seat Back Assembly"), and it is, BTW, often out of stock.

    Bottom line, maybe you should just buy the Pescador with seat to start with, and install whatever fishing goodies on it aferward. Rod holders, anchor trolley, etc., are easy to install and fairly inexpensive compared to good aftermarket seats you won't ever use again. Trust me.

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    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Does the job

    By Scot

    from Eastern Connecticut

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy Entry & Exit
    • Easy To Lift
    • Easy to Paddle
    • Good Maneuverability
    • Stable

    Cons

    • Wet Feet

    Best Uses

    • Day Trips
    • Fishing
    • Flat Waters
    • Kayak Camping
    • Ocean Swells
    • Rivers

    Comments about Pompano 120 Sit On Top Angler Kayak, Sand:

    It's a great kayak, my only complaint would be the lack of the proper seat as already mentioned, and your feet will stay wet since the scuppers in the cockpit are below the waterline (I weigh 240 lbs for reference).

    It paddles very well, tracks very well. It wonderful under every condition I have put it through from flatwater to ocean fishing and dealing with sharp highspeed wakes from the less than polite power boaters.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Look no further

    By EastCoastFisher

    from Melbourne

    About Me Advanced

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Easy Entry & Exit
    • Easy to Paddle
    • Good Maneuverability
    • Stable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Day Trips
      • Flat Waters
      • Kayak Camping
      • Ocean Swells
      • Rivers

      Comments about Pompano 120 Sit On Top Angler Kayak, Sand:

      I bought this kayak after owning several different brands and models from 11' - 13'. The hull on the Pompano is versatile and has just the right amount of rocker, and will carry you on a variety of water conditions. If you are looking for a good all around kayak, this is it!

      (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      great yak

      By FishAlot

      from Seabrook TX

      About Me Advanced

      Pros

      • Easy to Paddle
      • Good Maneuverability
      • Stable

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

        Comments about West Marine Pompano 120 Sit-on-top Angler Kayak, Yellow:

        Best Yak for the price. You'll need to buy a seat for it. I fish Galveston Bay, the big open part 3 to 4 foot waves broadsided me and I was still fishing. It tracks well, fast for its length, stable. Not going to be able to stand up if there are waves.

        (15 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        33 trips and counting

        By 12points

        from Long Island NY

        About Me Beginner

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Easy Entry & Exit
        • Easy To Lift
        • Easy to Paddle
        • Good Maneuverability
        • Stable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Day Trips

          Comments about Pompano 120 Sit On Top Angler Kayak, Sand:

          I bought this kayak in June and by October I had logged 33 fishing trips. Tracks well, pretty stable in some big boat wakes and rough water. Fishing the bays of Long Island. I would eliminate the scupper holes under the seat they need to be sealed for a dryer ride. A nicely priced fishing kayak to get in the game.

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Fishing Kayak

          By tsunamee

          from Virginia Beach

          About Me Beginner

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Compact
          • Easy Entry & Exit
          • Easy To Lift
          • Easy to Paddle
          • Good Maneuverability
          • Stable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Flat Waters
            • Ocean Swells
            • Rivers

            Comments about Pompano 120 Sit On Top Angler Kayak, Sand:

            This is my first kayak and it has made every time out an exceptional one. I have now been out more than 6 times and it is a very stable and comfortable kayak. I've done a 10 mile round trip without any complaints. I can side saddle comfortably and almost stand in it (I didn't want to try all the way because of all the gear I had with me). The seat I'm using is a Crack of dawn apex 1. I'm not sure if weight and body type matters, but I'm around 160 with an athletic build. For the price, nothing comes close. I did buy it on sale.

            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Buy!

            By D's Knots

            from Steinhatchee, FL

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Anchor Trolley System
            • Comfortable
            • Compact
            • Easy Entry & Exit
            • Easy To Lift
            • Easy to Paddle
            • Good Maneuverability
            • Lots of storage
            • Stable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Day Trips
              • Flat Waters
              • Kayak Camping
              • Rivers

              Comments about Pompano 120 Sit On Top Angler Kayak, Sand:

              Can't beat this kayak at that price.

              (13 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              I'm gonna re-review this yak

              By FarleySanchez

              from FL

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Pros

              • Easy Entry & Exit
              • Easy To Lift
              • Easy to Paddle
              • Good Maneuverability
              • Stable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Day Trips
                • Flat Waters
                • Kayak Camping
                • Rivers

                Comments about Pompano 120 Sit On Top Angler Kayak, Sand:

                Don't get me wrong, this is a great yak. But, as it doesn't come with a seat, the seating situation on this model needs to be addressed for people considering this purchase.

                First, it requires a Wilderness seat back -- the same that comes on the Pescador. You might put any bottom seat in, but the seat back assembly (the whole assembly, not just the pad) is critical to any longer-than-two-hours of comfort. It, and the clip to hold it to the deck are somewhat available, but the seat back assembly is VERY hard to find (only one on-line seller has the "Tarpon Seat Back Assembly" and WM's policy about mentioning other sellers won't let me tell you who it is here, so you might have to search around for the "Tarpon Seat Back Assembly"), and it is, BTW, often out of stock.

                Bottom line, maybe you should just buy the Pescador with seat to start with, and install whatever fishing goodies on it aferward. Rod holders, anchor trolley, etc., are easy to install and fairly inexpensive compared to good aftermarket seats you won't ever use again. Trust me.

                (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Almost great

                By FarleySanchez

                from FL

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Pros

                • Easy Entry & Exit
                • Easy To Lift
                • Easy to Paddle
                • Good Maneuverability
                • Stable

                Cons

                • Seating

                Best Uses

                • Day Trips
                • Flat Waters
                • Kayak Camping
                • Rivers

                Comments about Pompano 120 Sit On Top Angler Kayak, Sand:

                Lots to like with this kayak, but one major flaw. As this is basically a Wilderness Tarpon design, it is specially molded to accept a Wilderness seat -- which you cannot buy without buying the yak. There's an extra ledge or "step" at the back of the seat area that is not used with typical aftermarket seats, and this ledge digs into my lower-lower back despite a good COD seat. May be a way to fill that open area over the ledge with hard foam or something...guess I'll have to try, because the proper seat is not available. The more expensive Pescador at WM is the same yak without the rod holders, but it comes with a seat that "may" be comfortable (but it's not the nice Phase 3 seat on the Wilderness models).

                (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Compare to a Tarpon Kayak

                By Loving this kayak

                from Coastal NC

                About Me Beginner

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Compact
                • Easy Entry & Exit
                • Easy To Lift
                • Easy to Paddle
                • Good Maneuverability
                • Stable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Day Trips
                  • Flat Waters
                  • Kayak Camping
                  • Ocean Swells
                  • Rivers

                  Comments about Pompano 120 Sit On Top Angler Kayak, Sand:

                  I have been out 2 calm trips and 2 that were windy and rough. With a strong side wind you will need to overcompensate with one sided paddle strokes but this can be fixed with a rudder. I have placed one on mine but haven't tried it in a cross wind yet. From what i have found on the web W.M. has this boat made by the same company that makes the Tarpon. I am in my 50's and have had both knees replaced. i wasn't sure how I'd like it. I love it. I can go in water abut 3 inches deep and not hit bottom. It was a little unstable at first but once under way it goes away.
                  Look on you tube for how to get in and out, home made rudders, and how to make a cart. You can make the carts in a milk crate or with pvc pipe and a set of wheels. It makes it easy to transport

                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  The wait is over!

                  By HK BJJ/MMA

                  from Ocean Springs, MS

                  About Me Advanced

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Easy Entry & Exit
                  • Easy To Lift
                  • Easy to Paddle
                  • Good Maneuverability

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Day Trips
                    • Flat Waters
                    • Kayak Camping
                    • Ocean Swells
                    • Rapids
                    • Rivers

                    Comments about Pompano 120 Sit On Top Angler Kayak, Sand:

                    I finally picked up my Pompano today and immediately took it for it's maiden voyage. I've been kayaking for 9 years, and this is my fourth kayak, and easily my favorite. It's fast, glides well, and comes with features that you would expect from a kayak that costs twice as much. Whether you are an avid kayaker or novice, this is the kayak to own!

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    I can't say enough about the staff at West Marine. Very helpful and thorough. Don't change a thing!

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