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Modular Kayak

Post By:smgreen1969 on 5/23/2011 4:44amicon
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I am new to kayaking. Would you recommend a Martini kayak made by Point 65 n? They are modular making them easy to transport and store.

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Post By: Unknown on 5/24/2011 6:11pm

Smgreen, I've never heard of it. But, thanks to the magic of the internet, I found the company website

If you ask me, it just has more places where it can leak.

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Post By: paddlesolo on 5/25/2011 5:10am

The thing that would concern me about the two "take-apart" kayaks is that they are so short. I don't recommend anything shorter than a 12' kayak and the Martini (a sit-in) and the Tequila Solo (sit-on-top) are both under that in length. Might be fun for playing around on the water, but if one were to get serious about paddling, you would want a better boat in a short period of time. I have observed this repeatedly with beginning paddlers.

I also recommend that people actually paddle the canoe or kayak before purchasing, and it appears the only dealer in the United States is in Portland, Oregon.

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Post By: byrne15017 on 6/3/2011 5:21am

Has anyone used the Point 65N tequila? We recently purchased the (3 pcs) and am finding it hard to track. Anyone have info about this?

Thanks
Sue

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Post By: dodad on 7/14/2011 5:05pm

the martini is a great boat for anyone that wants to paddle alone or with another. it is easy to assemble and a snap to disassemble. tracks very straight stable and comfortable. easy to carry, store, and is really two boats in one.
www.sweetwaterkayaks.com has some for sale.

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Post By: dodad on 7/14/2011 5:07pm

this boat cannot leak, each piece is a sealed unit, with no holes. each piece will float independent of the others.

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Post By: dodad on 7/14/2011 5:10pm

the paddles you are using,....how long are they, ? that could be a big part of your problem....shorter is better, keeping the blade of the paddle closer to he boat will aid in straight tracking.
hope this helps.
good luck.

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Post By: linda12333 on 3/25/2012 3:11pm

I have the Tequila. It is very easy to store, transport and assemble. Its one flaw is the lousy tracking. If only they would redesign it so it tracks better!

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Post By: point65dotnet on 3/5/2013 5:20pm

yes, The tequila and Martini are great for beginning paddlers. Very stable kayaks. For more performance Point 65 now sells the Mercury model.13'7" as a solo and 17'10" as a tandem. It too is modular. Fits in your car and in a closet. See reviews of all the Point65 kayaks at Point65.net

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Post By: point65dotnet on 3/5/2013 5:24pm

On 3/25/2012 linda12333 said...
I have the Tequila. It is very easy to store, transport and assemble. Its one flaw is the lousy tracking. If only they would redesign it so it tracks better!


Kayaks as short as the Tequila require excellent paddling technique. Search "kayak paddling technique" on youtube for some great videos. See reviews for the Tequila kayak at Point65.net

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