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 Post subject: XT-19
PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:29 pm 
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We made some samples of an XT-19 to evaluate. It makes a fine double (the XT-21 did too), and it is too much boat to be a solo. For now, the XT-19 is available as a complete double with a rudder installed for $2200.


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 Post subject: Re: XT-19
PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:29 pm 
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Do you have any pics or posted data on the XT-19s? Getting a lot of requests for kayak recommendations on some of the other paddling forums and I would like to be able to pass along information about them.

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 Post subject: Re: XT-19
PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:22 pm 
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I don't think we have taken any pictures yet, but it is really just a 22 inches longer XT-17. Where the XT-17 is cramped for two paddlers, the XT-19 feels generous for two adults.


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 Post subject: Re: XT-19
PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:15 am 
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Brilliant! Congratulations on your new tandem, Alv. If it’s the same width as the original XT 17 at only 24 inches, it must be the fastest folding tandem kayak available by a comfortable margin :)

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 Post subject: Re: XT-19
PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:30 am 
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Alv, this might be a little off-topic but I'm wondering how viable it might be for Pakboats to make custom-size kayaks for individual paddlers. For instance, I'm 5'9" 165#. I'd like and would probably fit a Quest-type kayak about 16-16.5' long with a 22-23" beam (approximate). Could Pakboats make such a kayak? I know it would cost more since it's custom-size, but I'm just wondering how viable it might be for Pakboats to offer such custom-size kayaks.


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 Post subject: Re: XT-19
PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:54 pm 
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Your idea would require a significant redesign of everything we do. Our hulls are welded together out of 2 sides and a bottom panel, and we don't have equipment to do this in-house. Also, we do not have the expertise to do the kind of customizing you ask for.

Our production is based on building quite a few units in a factory environment. Doing that, we can keep production cost competitive even with one of our people on site during production, but our production makes customizing impossible.


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