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Point 65 – Tequila Kayaks

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  • £18.00£999.00

    £1,199.00 £999.00
    £1,199.00 £999.00
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Product Description

Point 65 Tequila kayaks are innovative and award-winning modular sit-on-tops. Their unique sectional design means they can be stored and transported more easily than regular kayaks – no need for a roof rack or trailer – and if it’s easier to use, you’ll use it more often. We frequently hear from customers who say their Tequila is the boat they use the most. “Chuck it in the car, chuck it in the water – it takes seconds!”

The Tequila can be bought as a two piece, 10ft Solo, or three piece, 14ft Tandem. If you buy the Tandem, you effectively get

Point65 Tequila Solo red

a Solo too – just leave out the middle bit, when you want to go out on your own. Yes, you did read correctly: the same kayak can be a tandem one minute, and a solo the next!

Assembly is very straightforward: just slide the interlocking mouldings together and secure with the ratchet straps (a bit like ski boot bindings) on each side. It takes less time to do than to read, once you’ve done it a couple of times, and a lot less time than taking a “normal” kayak on or off the roof (and tying it down etc).

STORAGE AND TRANSPORT

Compared with a standard single-piece kayak the sectional design of the Tequila allows much more convenient storage and transport options. The smaller separate pieces can be put away, for example, under the stairs or a bed, inside a beach hut (much more secure than leaving it outside), or standing upright in the corner of a shed or garage.

They are popular with yacht owners, as rather than having to be tied on deck (ie in the way), the sections will fit through a hatch for storage inside the cabins – on top of or underneath a spare bunk perhaps. And similarly for motorhome owners, there’s no need to struggle up and down from the high roof; Tequila sections will go through the side door.

The sections will also of course fit inside many cars, so you don’t need a roof rack. This means:
– They are much easier to load/unload, particularly if you have a high-roof vehicle, or like to go kayaking alone.
– You won’t have any concerns about knots coming undone, or straps coming loose.
– Your car will be much more economical (a kayak on a roofrack sucks fuel).
– You won’t get annoying wind noise or whistles, as you tend to with roof-borne kayaks!

The time it takes to assemble a Tequila kayak (seconds) is far, far less than the time it takes to put a standard kayak on and off a roof rack, so you also get MORE TIME AFLOAT.

Generally speaking two pieces of a P65 Tequila (ie a Solo one-person) will fit inside most hatchback cars, whilst three sections (ie a Tandem two-person) will fit inside most estate cars.

The largest section is 5ft 7″ (170cm) long by 2ft 6″ (76cm).

PRICES (June 2018):
– Tequila Solo (red, blue, green or yellow), £749 £599. UK Mainland Delivery, most destinations, £40 (or collect free from Christchurch, Dorset)
– Tequila Tandem (red, blue, or yellow), £1,199 £999  Delivery £60 (or collect free as above)
– Tequila middle section only (make your Solo into a Tandem). £499, delivery £20 (or collect free as above)

COLOURS. We currently – June 2018 – have a few red and yellow Tequila kayaks, with more limited availability on the blue and green (sorry now no green middle sections). We are happy to “mix and match” different colour middles with fronts and backs, eg red front and back, yellow middle.

Two-piece in back of Peugeot 206
Two-piece in Peugeot 206

Two-piece in Golf Convertible
Two-piece in Golf Convertible

PERFORMANCE

We and our many happy Tequila customers have found these kayaks very easy to use and incredibly stable. They are also fast and straight-tracking compared to many other sit-on-tops, and much better than most inflatable kayaks. They even seem to keep you drier than many other designs we have tried.

Quite simply, they have a good hull design, regardless of their sectional nature.

A Tequila kayak can be used almost anywhere there is water: lakes, rivers and sea. We’re not just saying that; we have used them on the sea, in really quite difficult conditions – a “confused chop”, wind force 3-4 – and been impressed. As a Solo they even surf quite well, although “officially” this is not recommended (we’re not sure why, maybe they’re referring to the Tandem). At the other end of the scale we’ve even had a seven year old paddling around a calm lake with confidence… she had never taken a boat out on her own before and was delighted!

Will it suit me?

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Point_65_Tequila_Tandem_Wick

FEATURES

There is storage for a dry bag (or bags) under the elastics on the stern deck, plus a bottle holder in the cockpit, and a “paddle park”.

Tequila kayaks made since 2014 are supplied with Point 65’s super-comfortable AIR seat, with pneumatically-adjustable backrest and integral pump. So, besides dividing into pieces, the Tequila now has one of if not the best seats in the business.

PADDLES

You can spend anything from £10 to several hundred pounds on a paddle. The very cheapest ones are flimsy beach toys but from about £20 up you will get something that functions. In the £30 to £50 area you will get something quite nice and above that you have to spend a lot more to achieve noticeable differences. There is probably more difference between a £10 paddle and a £40 paddle, than a £40 paddle and a £400 paddle…

We offer:
Basic Paddle £18 each. These are strong, straight-bladed paddles with a two-piece shaft (for easier storage etc). They definitely work, and won’t let you down first time out!
Recommended Paddle £40 each. These have asymmetric blades with adjustable angle shaft, and are made in sections (so they will fit in the same space as your sectional boat!). Really good quality and value, you’d probably need to spend over £100 to get anything significantly better.

SPARES/ACCESSORIES eg buckles, straps and elastics are all available, please contact us for pricing.

SPECIFICATIONS

point 65 tequila kayak specifications

See also the smaller sister of the Tequila – Apollo Kayaks, Martini sit-inside kayaks and Rum Runner SUPs.

Additional Information

Product Category

Kayaks

Storage

Sectional

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