Although this boat is no longer available, I’m fortunate to be able to find these gems and bring them to you for historical purposes and provide some history for those who are conducting research on old kayaks.
I took this Dart kayak in as a trade-in on a new West Side Boat Shop kayak for a customer who just ordered a new Delta.
I called Doug Bushnell just after taking in this boat and he laughed and said this boat was so radical that almost nobody could paddle it. He called it a cross between a K1 sprint kayak and a wildwater racer.
I just plain called it the most radical, tippiest kayak I’ve ever paddled.
It will be good for me to further develop my balance skills.
I completely understand why my customer traded-up to this much more stable Delta kayak.