Hi, 1st post here. I paddle a Necky Chatham 17 and we paddle Old Town Dirigo 120's when with our crowd.
One is great for long stretches and the other for chilling in the Smokies.
Lately I have been eyeing the Point 65n X013. Does anyone have any experience with this craft? Good and bad.
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Never heard of it. You could try |
Posted by: ezwater on Aug-22-13 5:31 PM (EST)
googling for reviews. It takes a while for a new boat to work its way into the collective paddling consciousness.
Point 65n X013 GTE|
Posted by: SmkyPdlr on Aug-23-13 12:34 PM (EST)
No not made in Sweden I think.|
Posted by: adbass on Aug-23-13 1:21 PM (EST)
I'm pretty sure their production facilities are in China. I've seen the X013 in local stores though; they do look nicely outfitted, but I've no idea how they paddle.
You may be right..|
Posted by: SmkyPdlr on Aug-23-13 3:30 PM (EST)
..I was going by their website: http://www.point65.com/kategori/5036/about.html
I seem to remember that |
Posted by: adbass on Aug-23-13 3:58 PM (EST)
on their old web-site one of the owners had a blog in which he talked about all the travelling he must do, including regular visits to Point 65N's production facilities in China.
Posted by: SmkyPdlr on Aug-23-13 4:24 PM (EST)
..I'm in Tennessee and haven't seen hide nor hair of them, at least, yet!
Buy anything but Point 65n!!!|
Posted by: PHILIPJEDLICKA on Aug-24-13 9:52 AM (EST)
I had an XP18. I brought it back after one week. Don't be fooled everything they sell is made in China.
Posted by: SmkyPdlr on Aug-24-13 10:08 AM (EST)
Good information to have. I would likely have to buy one via the internet, sight unseen as there are no dealers in this area who stock them for me to inspect in person.