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Sun Dolphin Bali SS 12ft Kayak

Sun Dolphin Bali SS 12ft Kayak

Description

The Sun Dolphin Bali SS Sit-on top Kayak is great for lakes and rivers. Made from rugged UV-stabilized Fortiflex High Density Polyethylene, this kayak tracks and paddles with ease while offering maximum stability. Lightweight and easy to carry, this kayak also allows for easy transport. A large, comfortable seating area with protective thigh pads and adjustable foot braces allows for comfort and versatility. Also included are a P.A.C. (Portable Accessory Carrier) that can be used as a tow behind or extra storage compartment; storage and shock cord deck rigging; and paddle holder. Please verify address and telephone# are accurate. The carriers will contact the phone number on the order to set up a delivery appointment. If this information is inaccurate, there is a possibility that your order will be delayed or cancelled with a possible fee incurred at the seller's discretion.

  • Tracks and paddles with ease while offering maximum stability
  • P.A.C. (Portable Accessory Carrier) can be used as extra storage
  • Storage compartment with shock cord deck rigging
  • Lightweight, easy to carry
  • Large, comfortable seating area with protective thigh pads, adjustable foot braces and paddle holder
  • ***IMPORTANT – phone number is needed to schedule a delivery appointment***

As a larger individual, the 12-foot kayak can support my weight nicely (300lbs). The 12-foot kayak allows for easier tracking because any weight that you have will be dispersed better throughout the kayak. The 10-foot kayak is nice for maneuverability but slightly less stable with greater weights (you + cargo). So, regardless of your size, it is recommended to get the 12-foot kayak, especially if you'll be fishing or carrying cargo.

No, the 12-foot kayak does not come with a paddle. Only the "Sun Dolphin Journey 10' Sit-On Fishing Kayak" comes with a paddle.

Super stable! Many people have taken a large dog (70-80 lbs) onto this kayak without any issues. Even with a big dog, the kayak remains stable and does not flip. It can be a bit difficult to get the dog back into the kayak once they have jumped out, but having a life jacket with a handle on the back helps significantly. It is recommended to use the Ruffwear life jacket for dogs such as the one available on Amazon.

There is no part of this kayak that is covered and you truly sit on top.

Summary

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the advantages/disadvantages of a 10' vs a 12'? I see there is a big price difference.

As a larger individual the 12 can support my weight nicely (300lbs). The 12 will also allow for easier tracking because any weight that you have will be dispersed better throughout the kayak. The 10 is nice for maneuverability but slightly less stable with greater weights (you + cargo). So big or small id get the 12. Especially if you'll be fishing or carrying cargo.

Does it come with a paddle on the 12'? Some people said YES, others said NO. I'm confused.

No it does not come with a paddle, only on the "Sun Dolphin Journey 10' Sit-On Fishing Kayak"

Has anyone taken a large dog (70-80 lb ish) onto this kayak? How stable is the boat?

Super stable! I bring my 70lb lab/boxer all of the time and we have yet to flip the kayak! I will say it is a bit difficult to get her back in the boat once she has jumped out (she loves swimming) however having a life jacket with a handle on the back helps significantly. I would suggest the ruffwear life jacket : https://www.amazon.com/RUFFWEAR-Float-Coat-Atoll-X-Large/dp/B01MZ9ECCJ/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?crid=131W9HX6V1HEX&keywords=ruffwear+life+jackets+for+dogs&qid=1564088954&s=gateway&sprefix=ruffwear+%2Caps%2C214&sr=8-2-spons&psc=1&smid=A1YRA3K6IOXX6E

is this a true sit on top kayak?

There is no part of this kayak that is covered and you truly sit on top.