Jack, is that hot Florida sun getting to your brain? You know enough to know the vast majority of rec boats don't accept skirts and if you get one to fit it's by dumb luck. You'll be hard pressed to find a skirt manufacturer who is designing for the Walmart-special. Plus many rec boaters don't purchase them out of ignorance or lack of availability. I was at Dick's sporting goods the other day and they had maybe 10 models on display, not a skirt in sight.
Plus I said "most" not "all" to cover the small percentage of rec boats that do. I was trying to not have nit-picking posts like yours. I'm sure your large spray skirt does an admirable job on your class II rivers. I'd not use that same kit on the north shore of Lake Superior.
There is a very clear dividing line when it comes to gear and in my post I'm suggesting that some rec boat shortcomings can be overcome with experience, knowledge and conditioning. It's not just the gear that defines the rec boat, it's what's in the seat. Please don't bring ww boats into the conversation. Nobody is suggesting that ww boats fall into a rec category because they don't have bulkheads and deck lines, but they use spray skirts. WW boats are their own very specific category. There are no rec ww boats, only fools who attempt to take rec boats down whitewater that is over their heads. Those are usually the one's we're reading about in the paper on Sunday mornings.
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