Yeah, at the risk of beating a dead horse, I think it's unfortunate not many people seem to know about Pakboats. While they aren't as aesthetically beautiful as the more expensive manufacturers I think they work just as well for the vast majority of conditions.KerryOnKayaks wrote:Quest assembly can't possibly be more exasperating than most Feathercrafts. I sold my '96 K-1 Expedition largely due to the utterly horrid assembly process. My first and present FC's are similar to each other and just barely tolerable. I have had some unpleasant battles with the boats on hot days. And the danged chine longerons have a nasty habit of popping out of their crossrib slots during use. The simple facts that PB's have the deck going on post frame assembly and they have bungie retainers on the frame clips are huge assets.
Another advantage of the XT's is that they are great frames for sail assemblies. And my assessment is that if you had a major incident of frame or skin damage in the field, it would be far easier to jury-rig a repair in an XT than most other SOF folders I have dealt with.
Here's a link to the assembly instructions for the Quest 155 Alv sent me. It's my understanding assembly for the 135 is exactly the same. [Since it's an email link, I didn't know I could past it directly before I made all those separate posts for the Quest instructions. ]
https://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2&ik=b ... &safe=1&zw