It’s regrettable but understandable thst someone get rid of a boat for health reasons or injury, but I would never get rid of any boat I own. I have given away two boat. One is a Heritage Featherlite angler that I actually bought with my son-in-law in mind, but went unused. It went to a nephew and I think he will put it to good use. He went from one to four kayak since he started this summer. He’ll have a performance craft before me.
The other was a Liquid Logic 12 ft Stingray that went to my granddaughter. It’ll give her free water time to figure out her next step. She can return the Stingray in exchange for a kayak that helps in her evolution.
I want to upgrade to a more dialed in kayak, one that’s faster. As I accumulate knowledge, I realize the day approaches when I’ll be able decide. But I’m not sure I can abandon my battered 145 blue Tsunami. It’s been with me all over the upper Chesapeake Bay, and never let me down or failed to perform when pushed. I’m sure the paddlers who take their companion dog on a trip would trade their sleek instrument if told their pup had to stay home. I feel that way about “Ole Blue”. The day the keel finally wears through from beach landing. I’ll break down in tears. It makes mire sense about taking the dog . . . Who else would take those fabulous pictures. I take my pet bear and chikin on road trips. Even if the do fight over the window seat.