If you purchased a Pyranha 9R II Kayak. Pyranha recently posted a Product Safety Announcement for all owners of this kayak. The safety announcement addresses an entrapment risk found on some 9R II Kayaks.
In Pyranha’s words the issue is as follows: “In the 9R II, the top of the step-out pillar is trimmed to match the internal shape of the boat at this point and prevent any concentrated areas of stress on either the deck or the hull of the kayak. Due to the nature of rotomoulding, there are some variations in the resultant gap between the top of the step-out pillar and the kayak; if this gap is large enough to fit the sole of your shoe in, this may present a risk of becoming snagged.”
See the full article, including pictures of acceptable and unacceptable gaps on the Pyranha website
If your boat requires an insert, please contact your nearest MEC location or our Service Centre. Insert kits will be ordered as needed so please make sure to call ahead of your visit so we can ensure we have a kit available for you.
If you have further questions, please get in touch with our Service Centre at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1.888.847.0770 (ask for Returns).