Members Survey, 1996 [28]

Thanks again to everyone for the great response to our survey.

The following table details the kayak profile of the club. There are also some charts detailing how we are in 96.

Generally, the survey showed that most members were happy with their boats – the members that stated that they would not buy the same boat again often just wanted a change, or a craft that matched their improving skill levels.

One thing is conclusive – Arctic Raider owners are the wealthy elite -ALL bought their boats new, as compared with the thrifty Greenlander paddlers, who like to sniff out a good second hand bargain.

There will be more controversial analysis in the next newsletter.

Kayak Survey Results
Model Number Bought new Bought used Self built Rating Would buy again
Dog Good Excellent
Mirage 18 15 3     9 9 16
Puffin 11 8 2     8 3 11
Arctic Raider 11 11       4 7 11
Pittarak 11 9 2     4 5 7
Greenlander 10 1 8 1   5 5 7
Skerray 3 2 1     2 1 3
Osprey 2 2       1 1 2
Spectrum 2 2       2   2
Seafarer 6 3 3     6   2
Tasman 19 3 3     1 2    
Estuary/plus 4 3 1     4   2
Seamaster 2 2       1 1  
Mermaid 2 2       1 1 2
Rosco 1 1       1   1
Blue Marlin 1 1       1    
Physegar 1 1         1  
Southern Aurora 1 1       1    
Chinook 1   1       1 1
Kakadu 1 1       1    
Pintail 1 1         1 1
Apostle 1 1         1  
Southern Dungbeetle 2     2     2 2
S.W. Greenland Ply 1     1   1   1
Own Design 1     1     1  
Totals 97 70 21 5 1 54 39  

 

Build Problems
Hatches Rudders Bulkheads
32 15 13

 

Why we do it
Social Adventure Fitness
21% 46% 33%

 

Members’ Self Rating
Novice Competent Expert
28% 68% 4%

 

Years Paddling
< 2 3-10 > 10
25% 55% 20%

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