My neighbor… wants what he sees
My neighbor!! My neighbor!!
My neighbor… thinks he wants to be me
But he’ll never be – gnarls barkley
When I recently wrote a quick overview of SeakayakingUK’s Romany, someone (who shall remain nameless to protect the innocent) shared with me the thought that the Romany was at least in part based the Shore Line kayak produced by another UK company called North Shore. North Shore was founded in 1982. According to informants, the Shore Line (Now the Atlantic LV) was in production pre-Romany. At a glance you can certainly see similarities, especially in the shape of the bow and tail. I did email North Shore Sea Kayaks for their thoughts but did not get a response. Well, according to a recent article in Canoe & Kayak magazine, North Shore has been acquired by Valley Sea Kayaks and will soon be coming to a shop near you. Then we’ll all have a chance to compare.