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Spraydeck vs sprayskirt
"A kayaker's spraydeck is also known as a "sprayskirt"" - I have never heard a spraydeck called a sprayskirt. Is it a term used in a specific country? GhostInTheKayak 23:37, 3 May 2006 (UTC)
- Perhaps, I have heard it occasionally where I live in New Zealand, but it is mostly obsolete. Still worth a mention. Bennyboyz3000 04:34, 2 January 2007 (UTC)
- In the U.S. "sprayskirt" is a far more common term than "spraydeck" amongst whitewater kayakers.
Article Title Change?
This is a proposal to move/rename this article from Spraydeck to Sprayskirt. In my experience, sprayskirt is much more widely accepted. Sprayskirt also returns more Google results (not including the fact that many results for spraydeck are related to a wooden deck treating product). Finally, all the references of this article are about "sprayskirts" not "spraydecks". If you have comments or objections regarding this matter, feel free to write them in the space provided below. Winston Spencer (talk) 14:51, 20 May 2011 (UTC)
I see spray deck as two words more often than as a single word. I have created a redirect for spray deck, but propose that we swap the article and redirect. --GhostInTheMachine (talk) 10:58, 24 January 2014 (UTC)
- Tend to agree, a look at google search history shows there are more searches for separated words than the joined version. Also there is a strong bias between spray skirt/deck in the US/UK. I propose the page be moved to Spray deck and redirects created at Spraydeck, Spray skirt and Sprayskirt. Jamesmcmahon0 (talk) 00:34, 27 January 2014 (UTC)
- Done --GhostInTheMachine (talk) 08:42, 5 February 2014 (UTC)