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First off nothing wrong with rec boats as long as there used for there intended purpose.
Rec boat= any kayak that if it tips over it doesn't have floatation to be able to get back in.
Plus needs deck rigging to get back in.That usually means it needs two sealed hatches to stay afloat once tipped over. One sealed rear hatch wont cut it. Plus there needs to be deck rigging to help you able to get back into said kayak.
Rec kayak is fine if all your intent is to kayak down small creeks were if you tip over you just stand up, dump it out get back in and on your way. Different story if say you want to go out in bigger water were getting back in while on the water is your only choice. Were getting back in then pumping out remaining water then a Rec boat shouldn't be used.
Example, i have a couple of kayaks my smaller one MIGHT be consider a Rec boat by some but not in my opinion. Its a Tsunami 140, has deck rigging plus front and rear sealed hatches.You can easily get back in it if you have proper training.Or it can be rolled easily enough.
Now sit on tops would be harder to classify plus white water boats another harder one to classify. As they don't have sealed compartments but sure aren't rec kayaks. Will assume were only talking about sit inside kayaks and not white water ones. Other wise the criteria would change.
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