Motorized kayaks? What is the world coming to?

Kayak that can go 25 miles per hour is not really a kayak.


The whole point of a kayak is that it goes really slowly and your arms hurt a lot. At least that's what I always thought. A "PowerKayak" that operates on a 9.5-horsepower engine and tops out at 25 miles per hour is not really a kayak.

I'll admit, it's cool (anything motorized generally is). But it's a $2899 banana-shaped water-cruising vehicle that sharks will probably mistake for a seal from the underside (apparently sharks mistake a lot of things for seals from the underside). Plus, the guy riding around in it in the photo looks kind of dumb. The important thing is, don't call it a kayak. Please. Don't.

It's even worse than attaching an underwater camera to your fishing rod. Cheating, cheating, cheating.

End whiny rant: now back to your regularly scheduled Craving.

(Via Born Rich)

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Caroline McCarthy, a CNET News staff writer, is a downtown Manhattanite happily addicted to social-media tools and restaurant blogs. Her pre-CNET resume includes interning at an IT security firm and brewing cappuccinos.


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