What is the difference between canoeing and kayaking?

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What is the difference between canoeing and kayaking?

Probably the biggest difference between kayaking and canoeing is that one sits with legs pointing straight ahead with the former, and one sits on a seat or kneels in the latter.
Canoes are much better for carrying loads (they were THE main method of transferring goods in early north America to and from the interior. Kayaks are good for carrying people without much cargo. Kayaks generally have a closed deck, and with a suitable skirt can pretty well keep water out in most conditions. With a covered canoe, many of these differences are eliminated.
One other difference-a canoe is generally paddled with a single-bladed paddle, whereas a double-bladed paddle is used for kayaking. A double-bladed paddle can be used with a canoe (light weight canoe reviews), but with the higher body position, the out-of-water blade lifts high in the air where it catches in the air, and far more water drips on the paddler. It also requires much more body movement from side to side, in part because canoes are generally wider than kayaks.
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What is the difference between canoeing and kayaking?
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    Re: What is the difference between canoeing and kayaking? 2020/01/30 07:58:54 (permalink)
    Am I stupid or did you just made a topic asking a question and answered it yourself?
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