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Submitted: 12-18-2005 by Andy
Excellent boat! Transportable by bicycle if both seats are removed (seats do not need to be tied in as recommended by manufacturer, they are a tight fit and will stay in by themselves) and placed in a separate pannier with the paddles, pump and fin. The Sunny is surfable but tends to bend as surf gets bigger. I am considering cutting some holes in the membrane between the floor chamber and side chambers to make the boat self bailing.
This would improve its performance considerably in the surf.....I just haven't been brave enough to drill the holes in my favourite toy yet. Another time saver is to only use two of the brackets on the removable fin. Both brackets on the one side. This allows you to leave the brackets screwed on and just slip the fin in and out. I have used the kayak for about 6 months in all sorts of conditions (including rather large surf) and the fin has shown no signs of falling out. Make sure you put it in straight though or you'll get one sore arm and a sore back. Leaving the seats untied allows very quick transition from single to double kayaking and also allows for fine tuning of seating position when two paddlers are of significantly different weights.
All around I'd recommend this kayak to anyone who likes/needs transportability in there sporting goods without sacrificing too much performance. The boat is very safe and stable in big ocean swell as it just bobs on top of everything. I'm now saving up for the Innova/gumotex 'Safari'.
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