Maybe that explains it
Posted by: eel on Jan-09-13 12:02 PM (EST)
"An absolute nightmare to maintain"
As the Car Guys say "Darth Lucas, Prince of Darkness"
I actually owned and red lined an XKE a few times. Maybe that explains why certain boat appeal to me.
Why shouldn't more recent kayaks be overall better performers just as more recent cars are? Maybe those who prefer classic or even quirky boat are just the kayaking version of those who enjoy driving sports cars from the XKE era and performance as such is not all that important to them.