Your #1 source for kayaking and canoeing information.               FREE Newsletter!
my Profile
Product Reviews - Send Message

You are responding to the following review:

Submitted: 09-21-2009 by kayak22
View Profile
I recently had the good fortune of stumbling upon a used 2002/2003 X-Ray for sale in our local classifieds. Having been in the market for a fiberglass boat for a few years, I was excited to pick this boat up for a very reasonable price. I'd never heard of Point 65N, but I have to say that they make a terrific boat, and I have had lots of questions regarding the boat, especially where you can buy one!

It is very fast, I've done several 10+ mile paddles averaging 6 mph without completely killing myself. It has terrific stability, a bit tipping initially, but once you've spent a few hours in it you learn to appreciate the hull design that much more. The hull also cuts through large waves with ease. On a 35 mile paddle we got into some 2-3 footers, and I stayed dry all the way across the bay, with 50+ pounds of gear. It also tracks straighter than any other boat I've ever paddled, which is good and bad...see below. The large cockpit makes for easy entry/exit, and I appreciate the extra foot room. At 6'2" and 195 lbs, this is truly the best fitting boat I have ever paddled!

My only complaints are with regard to the complicated, not very user-friendly rudder system, which I have since removed. The boat can be hard to steer, due to it's dimensions, but what do you expect as you close in on 17'? And the other issue I have is related to some gel coat cracking, which is repairable, but not something that I would have expected on a boat that seems to be of superb overall quality.

If you can find one, buy it! You won't be disappointed, unless you are looking for a racing kayak, or a tugboat, this is about as nice an all-around sea kayak as you will find.

Your E-mail Address:

Please enter 1234 (spam prevention, thanks!)

Your Message:

* All you need to do is submit the form above and an email message will be sent to the owner of the ad you are enquiring about.

Schitt Creek Paddle Wear:

Bicycle and Kayak along Island Shores
San Juan Islands
See Whales & Eagles

Follow us on:
Free Newsletter | About Us | Site Map | Advertising Info | Contact Us

©2014 Inc. Sweepstakes Shirt Sale