If the disk problems are in your neck,
Posted by: g2d on Jan-02-13 6:48 PM (EST)
why are the docs limiting you to 40# lifting? Docs are likely to be ignorant of the mechanics of lifting, even if they understand stresses on disks.
I carry canoes and kayaks on my head, and have had a tiny bit of greater auricular nerve buzzing which might relate to my carrying practices. But I have never felt a neck buzz when throwing a 50 pound canoe up to my shoulders.
One can contrive to lift only one end of a 60 pound kayak at a time. There are bar extensions where the one end of the boat can be propped while the other is lifted into place.
I applaud your search for a light kayak. There is no necessity to put up with heavy boats.
Twenty mile day trips? Can you reduce the quantity in favor of higher quality?
If you think the Tsunami is a barge, let us know if you decide to sell the Fusion.