Cuda HD

Cuda HD The Cuda 12 is one of Jackson Kayak's top selling kayaks of all time and now gets a new family member, the Cuda HD! Jackson Kayak has taken all the recent improvements to both hull design and deck staging and added it to this updated version of an old favorite. A new longer and slightly wider size gives the Cuda additional stability and increased tracking and speed. The deck has completely been reworked with padding, a new hinged center hatch, tubular tip covers, gear tracks in all the convenient places, Hi-Lo and trimible seating and comes Raymarine and PowerPole ready!

Features include:
- NEW Elite Premium Seating System With MOLLE
- Hi-Lo and trimmable Seating
- Molded in rod tip covers
- YakAttack track systems
- Standing pad
- Raymarine and Power Pole ready
- YakAttack rod holder
- Safety flag

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  • Power-pole Micro Anchor
  • Therm-a-Rest
  • YakAttack

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Cuda HD - Product Description

Product Features

  • 1  - NEW improved hull design

    Longer, wider giving you more speed, tracking and stability.
  • 2  - New Center hatch

    Unique new center hatch for storage, mounting and electronics set ups.
  • 3  - Improved front hatch

    Large front hatch with new easy-opening latches.
  • 4  - Standing Pad

    Full standing pad for comfort and additional quiet while sight fishing and casting.
  • 5  - NEW Elite Seat system

    Hi-Lo seating, fore and aft trimming on one of the most comfortable seats in the market.
  • 6  - Orion Tumbler

    Now included with this model will be the Orion Cooler Tumbler, a 27 oz brushed stainless steel double-wall tumbler that will keep cool drinks cool and warm drinks warm. Great for a morning coffee, day on the water, or an evening beverage around the campfire, the tumbler is a popular choice for liquid temperature management.
  • 7  - MOLLE Snap Seatback Pouch

    New for 2019, this MOLLE seatback pouch makes accessing behind seat contents a breeze. Fully MOLLE-compatible, pouch snaps off easily to reload for those days on the go and easily accommodates two 3600 series Plano boxes.
  • 8  - Therm-a-Rest  - Therm-a-Rest

    Therm-a-Rest lumbar support is adjustable and removable, and makes for a great camp pillow.
  • 9  - Gear Tracks  - YakAttack

    Located on both sides, in the front and rear of the kayak, the Yakattack gear tracks are built in to the kayak in easily accessible locations for adding accessories and RAM Mounts.
  • 10  - PowerPole ready  - Power-pole Micro Anchor

    Four easy molded-in screw points ready for easy implementation of the PowerPole MicroAnchor system.
  • 11  - NEW molded rod tubes

    Sealed, molded in rod tip tubes now the ultimate protection more of your rods
  • 12  - Hypalon Paddle Blade Keeper

    Tuck your paddle blade under this Hypalon keeper to get it out of the way but still in arm's reach - snag-free for your treble hooks! Resistant to UV damage and temperature extremes, this material will keep your paddle safe!
  • 13  - Seat Stash Sliding Tray

    Keep soft plastics, terminal tackle, pliers, knives, Plano boxes and other items you need contained in our padded Seat Stash Sliding Tray. Slide out from under seat to access contents of the tray and conveniently back and out of the way. One of the two compartments accommodates two 3600 series Plano boxes with bungee for additional security. Recesses on both sides of the front compartment allow easy under-seat rod butt staging.
  • 14  - Omega Rod Holder with Track Mounted LockNLoad Mounting System  - YakAttack

    New for 2019, this truly universal rod staging solution from YakAttack works flawlessly with spinning, casting, larger conventional reels, and yes – even fly rods of all sizes. A 360 degree rotating collar offers the ability to quickly secure the rod by capturing the reel, and allows spinning reels to be stowed in the natural downward position, not hung off the side. Multiple modes allow anglers to easily stage rods for quick access or lock them in for maximum security.

Comments on “Cuda HD”

  1. Chantz Collins
    January 24, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    WOW! I would love to have one of these bad boys. I would be the coolest cat on the water over here in West Virginia. Got any good deals going on? Price is a little out of my range. Very nice kayak, top of the line!

  2. April 17, 2018 at 2:57 pm

    Wow! I love kayaks!!! Give me one right now please!! Thanks you guys!!

  3. Jay Wolfe
    July 21, 2018 at 6:42 pm

    I just got back from taking out my Cuda HD for the 1st time. The HD is replacing my Cuda 12 and there is no comparison. With the HD seat in the high position is is more stable than my 12 with the seat in the low position. And this kayak is noticeably faster as well. The seat’s sliding track helps control the aft of the boat so you can change the load of the boat easy for greater stability. Thank you for the transducer scrupper hole, something highly missing on the 12. This is by far the best kayak I have ever paddled and love I took the chance on switching from the 12 to the HD. And the arctic finish is complete bad-ass!!!

  4. Ray Carnley
    July 24, 2018 at 11:09 pm

    I have a Cuda HD and the wife has a Liska. Love them both.

  5. Beu Vang
    February 13, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    Any plans for a flex drive in that kayak?

  6. Dave
    April 8, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    Trimming the seat works great, forward and tracking was perfect. If you trim the seat backwards, you can turn on a dime. Also it is fast., Easily out paddled the cruise 12 and a rec kayak Awesome boat! Very happy with my purchase. The only negative is the seat isn’t as comfortable as the last version of the elite seat.

    1. Jay W
      June 19, 2019 at 12:07 pm

      undo the middle nylon strap under the seat and its a dream

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