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Old 10-22-2004, 11:01 PM   #1
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Now the way I usually think of this subject is based on real travelers I know of who use a combination of folding kayaks and folding bicycles to get around. Well this is a variation on the subject from the Port Townsend WA wood boat festival:
http://autocanoe.com/

Something the retired early wood worker can crank out in the wood shop.
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Old 10-23-2004, 06:20 AM   #2
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Oh well - good old WA - I grew up in the area - home to the Longview Aerocar - anybody remember that one?
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That is quite amazing. My father has built several boats/kayaks. He's getting a little old for it now (80) but I'm going to send him that page. I have to print it out because he won't learn how to use the internet. Oh, well.

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Damn thing doesnt fold.
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Damn thing doesnt fold.
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I'm not so sure about that. I believe I see a seam down the middle of it.
There probably is has an inside lever that allows the boat to be split. This also comes in handy in case a high speed motor boat or yacht accidently rams into you.

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Hah! You hit me! But I will sink myself instead?



Besides, if you split it on the water, the printer would fall out!

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Hah! You hit me! But I will sink myself instead?
Besides, if you split it on the water, the printer would fall out!
I guess you didn't read the fine print, :
each section is able to flow on its own keeping you and the printer nice and dry.

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Old 10-23-2004, 10:34 PM   #8
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Once I was in Port Townsend and they had a whole fleet of "vehicles" like this. Everything had to be human powered and amphibious. Most of it was silly, but I gather that was the point.
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Spring of 2003 we were at anchor near St Petersburg FL, perhaps 1/4 mile from shore, and up pedaled a strange contraption. I didn't get a picture at the time, but found this one -- it is the "dinghy" used aboard the sailboat Windigo III; the owner was a bicycle racer in years past.

http://www.ciekurzis.org/Coast%20Hop...your%20car.jpg
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Even has a little place behind the seat for the printer.

You hook up an auxilliary 110v generator to those pedals, you got somethin'...
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