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  hybrids....
  Posted by: old_user on Apr-26-07 11:56 AM (EST)
 

Hi, have been in the kayaking business/industry for 30 years...the SOTs and other hybrids have really helped advance the generic term "kayak"...effectively anything that floats and uses a double paddle is called a kayak these days. I prefer to regard the enclosed deck with cockpit opening a "kayak" and all other boats a knock-off extension that uses the popularity of the name and the paddle to call itself a "kayak"...This does NOT mean that these are cool boats, etc.,etc. but I don't really see these things as "Kayaks"..If I use a regular paddle with my SOT does that make it a hybrid "canoe"...as our market has led us...yes.

That being said, these are some cool designs that take the traditional idea to new heights. Thanks for introducing those particular models to us...
TOM

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