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The 9.5 swifty is a great little boat. I am 66 years young and this is my first time kayaking. I love this boat, it is ease to handle and very stable. I had trouble geating in and out at my dock but I fixed this by making a floating ramp. That made it easy and stable for the old man to get in and out. This is excellent exercise, just don't overdo it at first.
Is there a way to trace the original sale...
Is there a way to trace the original sale from manufacturer to retailer and the the first buyer so that I can come up with a title. I bought the swifty from and individual for cash and would like to register it in Illinois. The owner did not have this info.
There should be a hull id number somewhere on the kayak that you can provide Perception to get the info you need to register it.
i love this kayak...its light and easy to control...moves fast with the right form and paddles, sturdy, and has adjustable foot pedals and an adjustable seat
Write your question here...Where can I get...
Write your question here...Where can I get a cockpit cover for this kayak?
I got one from Seals Skirts online (try campmor.com). They also have awesome "half skirts" that are great for lakes.
Write your question here...Where can I...
Write your question here...Where can I find a cockpit cover to fit a Swifty Perception 9.5?
I can't seem to find much information on...
I can't seem to find much information on the height of kayaks. You might call it the profile. I need to know if I can pass the Swifty though my trunk and back seat to the front seat, all of which fold down. Looks like I have about a foot of clearance.
I looked for the same info and could not find specs either. With a level and a tape, i got the best est. depth of 12 inches. Hope this helps.
I'm diong a kayak trip down the rio grand...
I'm diong a kayak trip down the rio grand from alb nm and the river is pretty low. This is the only time I have to go. I called REI and they have a perception swifty for rent. My question is how will that do on a low river. I'm am taking a sit on top fishing kayak.
as long as you've got 6-8 inches of h20, you should be fine. your weight + the weight of the gear you pack into/on it will play a factor, obviously, as well. due to its light weight, though, the more shallow spots won't make the carry over-exerting. i've had mine for 3 years, put it through hell, and it's holding up just fine. i love my swifty, man, and i won't get rid of it until the elements absorb it back to its natural state.
Can you use a perception swifty on class...
Can you use a perception swifty on class 1-3 rapids?
love my swifty
This is the perfect boat for me. It's a cute, wide, light little thing. It has been rated low by some because of its slowness, but I paddled circles around my friends' Old Town Dirigos. I would say it's the best boat you can get for this price. And anyone who says it doesn't track well just needs to learn how to paddle.
Having previously paddled a Swifty 9.5 kayak I was ecstatic when my family gave me my own for a recent birthday gift. I have since used in local streams for many hours of enjoyable paddling. I particularly like the lightweight for carrying. It also fits nicely into my compact pickup truck bed (tailgate down). Tracking in flat water is very good and very quiet as I can get very close to the local wildlife. I am looking forward to some longer trips with this boat and highly recommend it for flat water paddlers whether novice or experienced. DCZ