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Alternately, people who would not consider themselves "hardy" build replicas because they want to know how that gear paddled.

All excellent food for thought; thanks.

One thought that always arises in my mind when I see museum examples (or drawings/replicas of them) of kayaks and paddles:
"Did those hunters sell/trade their best kayaks and paddles to the strangers who showed up in ships and went away again?"
Those are the kayaks and paddles ('collected by....') that seem to form the basis of many ideas about 'historical' kayaks.

If a foreigner walked up to my kayak shed with a wad of money and no knowledge, would I sell him my favourite kayak?

Another issue is whether Inuit people would have designed the same gear if the average hunter was 6 feet tall and weighed 180 lbs - which seems to be the sort of person that 'modern' kayaks are designed for.

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