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I moved to Vermont in 2003 was quickly introduced to kayaking. The group I was a part of had several different kayaks to use and none seemed right. As a novice I had trouble going straight. As I practiced my paddling, I got better, but the kayaks weren't quite right for me.
THEN I used my friend's Sparky, and loved it. What a difference! I felt very much at home in my little blue kayak. I loved paddling the ponds of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont! Sparky was small enough to fit into my old Honda CRV, poking out the back window. My next car WILL have a rack on it!
Now I'm in Western North Carolina and still use my Perception Sparky. I have no complaints! Love it!
They are SO STABLE with their wide beams, and not too hard to get into. We noticed that LL Bean had the perception model called the Manatee. Really the same as the Sparky . A great kayak too.
Hats off to Perception. They are a good competitor to Old Town here in Maine, which also makes nice kayaks.
My mom won it for me from her canoe club, but knowing how fun it is now, I'd easily part with $250 for a used one. (rarely buy things new here). I saw a brand new one online for $399 and that included a paddle.
I LOVE my Sparky!! Did I say that already?