Congrats on your purchase of the Vibe Makana 100 – you now own the most complete little “all-adventures” boat on the market.
This quick start guide covers the basic install, setup and operation of key Makana 100 components and accessories. For your safety, and to ensure your highest level of enjoyment out of your Makana 100, it is important that you read and comply with the included Owner’s Manual and safety information.
INCLUDED WITH YOUR MAKANA 100
All Makana 100 kayaks come equipped with the following:
- Vibe X-Drive Pedal Kit & X-Drive Pod
- Vibe Hero Seat 2.0
- Vibe Standard Rudder
- Vibe Steering Handle
- Fish-Finder Transducer Scupper and Plate
OPTIONAL MAKANA ACCESSORIES
Optional accessories available for purchase which will enhance performance and experiences with your Makana 100 include:
- Vibe Summit Perch
- Bixpy Power-Pole or Pedal Drive Adapter
- Vibe Versa Pod
- Vibe Base Pod
- Power-Pole anchor pole
VIBE X-DRIVE PEDAL KIT & X-DRIVE POD:
The Vibe X-Drive Pedal Kit allows fast, but smooth-and-easy pedal acceleration and uses a fin based pedal system. If you choose to paddle or want more standing space in your Makana 100, you can swap in an optional Vibe Versa Pod, or Vibe Base Pod easily.
The X-Drive Pod is included with the Vibe X-Drive Pedal Kit.
CAUTION - IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR X-DRIVE
- Remove system from kayak during transport.
- Keep hands clear of kayak scupper area when deploying or swapping the pedal drive.
- Be aware of your environment when operating the pedal drive.
- Avoid collisions and impacts to the pedal system.
- Raise unit when launching and coming ashore.
- Ensure the pedal drive is fully secured and locked into mounting bracket before operating.
- Always take a paddle and PFD on board with you.
- Rinse the system with fresh water after use in brackish or salt water.
In addition to these selected warnings, please comply with the complete operating manual.
TRANSPORTING THE MAKANA 100
When transporting your Makana on a rooftop or trailer with crossbars, ensure that the inserted pod is not resting on the bar when you have tightened down your straps. If the pod is resting on the bar, either remove the pod for transport, or reposition the kayak until the pod is not contacting the crossbar.
NOTE: If you tighten the straps and transport it while the pod is resting on the bar, you run the risk of damaging your latches or the retaining ledge on the kayak itself.
J-Cradle transportation is possible with the Makana. Please ensure that the cradles are tall enough to support the kayak properly, it is wider than many 10ft kayaks, so it is important to pay attention to this when deciding which J-Cradles to use. Vibe J-Cradles – available for purchase on our website – are perfectly suited for using with the Makana.
NOW, GET OUT THERE & “CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE”!
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You made a fantastic purchase of this Makana 100 and we hope you have endless fun and adventures no matter where you choose to go, or what you choose to do.
If you love your little boat, please be sure to leave a product review and share your fun and insights with other Vibe owners, as well as your family and friends.
Good vibes and fun times lay ahead.