Submitted: 10-03-2005 by Bob Minthorn
I've been paddling a CD Gulfstream since 1997. Since then, I've also owned several other kayaks in my search for the "perfect" kayak. I haven't liked any of them as well as the Gulfstream until now.
In June, I took delivery of a Carbon Kevlar Assateague. Besides wanting a compass recess, large oval hatches for packing lots of gear, a day hatch, a skeg, & a weight around 50 lbs., I also wanted the great handling of the Gulfstream. I got all this in the Assateague plus one of the most comfortable cockpits I've ever sat in. I'm not a big guy either...5'9" and 180 lbs. but the Assateague fits me just fine.
A big bonus in all this is the great fit and finish that Impex kayaks have especially in the Carbon Kevlar layup.
I hate to say goodbye to an old friend....but itís time to sell the Gulfstream!