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We are a couple still living in Vienna, but in spring 2019 we are moving onto our 46ft Catamaran currently located in Croatia. And in summer we will untie the lines to sail around the world.

Our ONAK Canoe is called: HOUDINI (because he comes out of the box ;)

there always has to be a first time ;-)

I did this with my ONAK canoe

Today it was just a short trip - because it was really really hot in Vienna ... putting ONAK together was a walk in the park - my "assistant" today was a canoe newbie ... it worked super well. Now Houdini is getting used to beeing folded. My friend was worried about the force you need to use ... but eventually she joined in *harr harr* --- so what followed: whatch the movie ;-)

But it was also a premier as I mounted ONAK on my bike. A little amateur style - but it worked :-)

taking HOUDINI for a swim

I did this with my ONAK canoe

Today we finally found time to take Houdini for a swim.

Close to where we live is a side arm of the Danube River, the so called Old Danube. It is also very very easy to reach by public transportation. Nearly everywhere you find access to the water. We chose the most souther entrance point at U2 underground station "Donaustadtbrücke".

We then a wonderfull paddel around an island which is a huge public bath. The skyscrapers in the background form a wonderfull scenery. Of course we also had a toast with some rosé champaign.

! Enjoy the video !

 

First time

I did this with my ONAK canoe

As you can see on the map we were on dry land :-)
We listen closely to what the production team says:  "put the ONAK together at least one time bevor you try it our in real on the water".
We added: "put it together where no one can see you - so it does not look embarassing when bypassers think you are into some kind of strange bondage thing ;-)

At home in our little apartement we have no space - so went to the Campsite around the corner from where we live (because we also needed to try out a new tend for our Landrover).

we did: watched every Onak assembly film on youtube
we realised: the video did not help anything as in real everything looks differently
we tried our best: it looked pretty good but not at all like in the video LOL
we went home: and watched every movie again - twice ... and surprise surprise ... now we know what we should have done differently, we did not do it wrong, but not quite how it should have been.

the moral: of the story: don't be shy, use The Force ... more force and YOU will win (not the ONAK ;-)

Soon we will try it again - WITH water !

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