Pouch clearing Single 2000

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Pouch clearing Single 2000

Post by Anne »

Pouch in Germany is clearing its inventory of Single 2000s. A new kayak costs (incl. VAT ~16%) EUR 1598 instead of the regular EUR 2508.
http://www.poucher-boote.de/index.php?aktuell
(the sale is not mentioned in the English version of their website)

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Are the SE 2000 models still availabe sale or no sale?

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Addition to the previous post. The Pouch web http://www.poucher-boote.de/index.php?aktuell
lists a SE2005 that has fore and aft hatches. This boat does not seem to be the same as the E-68 at the Pouch US web http://www.pouchboats.com/e68.html . Does anyone know the SE2005 and is it still around. The E-68 is not listed on the offical Pouch web page.

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SE 2005, Single 2000 and E 68

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I believe the Single 2000 (discontinued) is identical to the E68 in the US. The SE 2005 is a different boat, a new model replacing the Single 2000. This would explain why the E68 (=Single 2000) is not listed here:
http://www.poucher-boote.de/index.php?id=13&L=1

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Post by vagabond »

Thanks, do you know if Pouch deals directly with US customers or is it best to inquire with Ralph Hoehn's company here in the US. I like the the SE2005 better than the E-68 (2000). If you do a Google for "folding Kayak" images there is a great link and photos of this boat, it's red, listed on the left side of the Google images hits. There is a great shot of the frame, no skin, and a report by the German owner living in Australia and his first open water paddle. Click on his home page and sea kayaking to read about his comments.

Christov_Tenn

Ralph

Post by Christov_Tenn »

I've had good luck contacting Ralph using the telephone number on his website or emailing him. He travels a lot, so there may be some delay in hearing from him. The last time I had a good look at Pouch's website, Ralph was still listed as Pouch's U.S. or North American dealer.

The E68, on the plus side, assembles easily and is a joy to paddle. On the other hand, it weighs a whole lot, has some quality issues vis-a-vis hardware.

The SE 2005 looks like it's assembled in halves, which are joined after fitting them inside the skin - a more traditional approach.

C.

Stephan Meyn

Post by Stephan Meyn »

vagabond wrote:If you do a Google for "folding Kayak" images there is a great link and photos of this boat, it's red, listed on the left side of the Google images hits. There is a great shot of the frame, no skin, and a report by the German owner living in Australia and his first open water paddle. Click on his home page and sea kayaking to read about his comments.
Hi
I am the said owner living in Australia. My SE2005 (called Moritz) has been with me for over a year and has had several trips. Here is a link to my trip to Southwest Tasmania in last January http://picasaweb.google.com/StephanMeyn ... veyJan2006.

Overall I like the kayak. It has a few shortcomings - like things are harder to stow than in other folders but it is a very hardy kayak that can keep up with hardshell kayaks without big problems.
The original kayak story:http://users.bigpond.net.au/Meyn/Kayak/ ... ayak.html.
The first trip: http://users.bigpond.net.au/Meyn/Kayak/ ... orlds.html

westcoastwill

Post by westcoastwill »

Pucher folding kayaks still lists the E 65 as avaliable, here is a photo:

Image

this is the new SE 2005:

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I think, they will deal directly with US customers, inquire by mail to:

Poucher Boote GmbH

Bitterfelder Str. 24

06774 Pouch

Germany

Phone: **49 3493-55293

Fax: **49 3493-55231

poucher@poucher-boote.de

As listed on their web site, the US representant is:

The Folding Boat Center
234 May Street
Enfield, NH 03748
USA

I have no idea, who much they charge for shipping from Germany to the US, however, the good news is: there are no duties or taxes on importing folding kayaks into the USA. I had a Klepper Aerius AEI, a Feathercraft Big Kahuna and a K1 shipped into the USA and never got charged anything.

:wink:

servus,

Willi

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