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#11742773 - 07/26/16 09:57 AM Point65 modular kayak
murraycamp Offline
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Registered: 06/03/12
Posts: 12
Looking at inflatables and the one modular option out there (due to storage issues).

Has anyone actually fished or paddled a Point65 kayak (generally) or the Tequila GTX Angler (specifically)?

kayaks.point65.com/en/category/5547

I would appreciate you sharing your experiences. There is only one post (from several years ago) by a forum member who actually had one.

Target kayak will be used for shallow and open freshwater, and shallow marine (not surf or offshore).

Thanks in advance!

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#11742933 - 07/26/16 11:10 AM Re: Point65 modular kayak [Re: murraycamp]
PayneFish Offline
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Registered: 06/30/08
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Loc: Temple, TX
Inflatable I would look at the Pike from NRS. They are made to run rivers for anglers so pretty much anything you throw at it should be fine.

NRS Pike

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#11743748 - 07/26/16 06:55 PM Re: Point65 modular kayak [Re: murraycamp]
christian myrick Offline
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You may also look at some of the collapsible kayaks. I dont know any real specifics but i did see a white corrugated kayak and it felt very rigid and looked very fast. Just another option. I know inflatables have been used for a long time and can hold up to a lot of abuse.
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#11744236 - 07/27/16 12:11 AM Re: Point65 modular kayak [Re: christian myrick]
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#11744447 - 07/27/16 08:15 AM Re: Point65 modular kayak [Re: murraycamp]
murraycamp Offline
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Registered: 06/03/12
Posts: 12
Thanks guys.

I have researched the inflatables, and still considering one, but was wondering if anyone had actually paddled a modular.

Iconn4: thanks for the link. I have been researching Advanced Elements and have not been hearing many good things. The Pike is an option, and NRS is a great company. Also looking at Aquaglide. Both have drop stitch hard floors.

My main problem with inflatables is not really durability. I have confidence a good inflatable can take the occasional branch, rock, ect. As long as I don't run it up on an oyster bank and then jump up and down in it I should be fine.

My main reservations with an inflatable are: (1) performance (tracking, stability), (2) high profile in the wind, and (3) difficulty in re-entry in an emergency (if I am partially incapacitated, etc.). Hence the research into a Point 65 modular.


Edited by murraycamp (07/27/16 08:41 AM)

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