Who uses the label "recreational kayak?" Does the industry use that term or is it a term used by higher end users to define the type of boat? I know if I open my big-box store ads in the newspaper, they say "kayak for sale," not "rec boats for sale." In the seller's mind they have the buyers hook, line and sinker by getting them to think they are buying a do-everything kayak that is on the same level as a full on expedition boat. Is this a marketing issue or a user issue?
When talking with rec boaters, they are launching their kayaks, not their rec kayak. They don't understand the distintion from the get-go.
So is the lable attached by the manufacturers or users not paddling rec boats?
I like the post above that mentions paddlers who use rec boats for how they are intended, etc.... Go ahead, knock yourself out, have fun.
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