Difference between canoe and kayak?

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Pandor
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Difference between canoe and kayak?

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Could you please explain me the differences. Thanks.

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Re: Difference between canoe and kayak?

Post by jmmoxon »

There is so much overlap nowadays that the only consistent factor is kayakers have double bladed paddles whilst canoeists use single...

But you may wish to read this:
viewtopic.php?f=11&t=65907&p=486552

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Re: Difference between canoe and kayak?

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jmmoxon wrote:There is so much overlap nowadays that the only consistent factor is kayakers have double bladed paddles whilst canoeists use single...

But you may wish to read this:
viewtopic.php?f=11&t=65907&p=486552

Mike
John MacGregor is generally credited as having taken traditional craft and founded what we think of as modern recreational canoeing... and he used a sail and a double paddle:

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In the US, Henry Rushton and George W Sears played a large part in getting things going... and I believe that was also with double-blade.

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http://www.guillemot-kayaks.com/guillem ... ns%201.jpg

Fortunately, if you want to paddle from seated... it really doesn't matter which blade type you prefer:

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http://www.placidboats.com/images/joeshadow.jpg

Also, you can go to a specialist Pack Canoe manufacturer like Joe Moore (Placid Boatworks) and get them to lay the boat up in "Double Diamond" construction (extra material in the sidewalls) so that you can have a rail-hung seat and paddle the boat properly Image

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http://www.placidboats.com/images/singleblade.jpg

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Re: Difference between canoe and kayak?

Post by Nick Gates »

Don't ignore a few thousand years if Inuit evolution!

The work 'kayak ' is the English equivalent of a word spoken by Native Inuit. It should really be spelt 'Qayaq',
and pronounced with a q rather than a k.

So kayaks are decked over with a cockpit in the middle.

Canoes are open with no decks.

The modern 'sit on top' is an abomination of the two, but neither one or the other.

Kayaks used to be called canoes, until we became educated about the past......

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Re: Difference between canoe and kayak?

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Internet forums are targets for spammers, scammers and hackers. Their first obstacle is to pass themselves off as genuine users, which can be tricky when the forum isn't in their own language and they know nothing about the topic. A common ploy is to start with a question to generate discussion - this can yield lots of opportunity for simple, brief interactions, which requires little effort on their part: either pinch the question/responses from a different forum or Google Translate one of their own. Therefore, new users asking banal questions with slightly odd use of English should be treated with caution - let them Google their answer if they're that keen to know.

Obviously, I don't know this OP, but I think their post is suspicious. If I'm wrong, they can prove their bona fides as a paddler, I'll apologise and we'll move on. A few weeks ago, 'Kathy65' appeared and initially succeeded in generating some banal discussion, but got found out when their subsequent posts proved to have been cut/pasted from another site.

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Re: Difference between canoe and kayak?

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Damn! I must be more suspicious in future!
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Re: Difference between canoe and kayak?

Post by mcgruff »

A kayak is a long, thin and very seaworthy boat.

Traditionally a canoe was a drinking vessel used for quaffing beer and should never be placed on the water. It's not safe and you will die.

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