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    Default Concrete canoe

    I found this while searching the web and thought it might be interesting for you who want a solid canoe
    http://www.concretecanoemagazine.com/

    Free magazine download with advice on making your own concrete canoe.

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    The link didn't work for me.

    Concrete ships & yachts have been around a while. Never heard of one made from concrete though.

    http://www.davidwperry.blogspot.co.uk/

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    Default Concrete Canoe

    I would expect them to be very heavy, and a to rescue. They would be easy to repare though, just pop down to the local builders merchants

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    http://cobweb.ecn.purdue.edu/~asce/concretecanoe.htm << History, 125lbs for one of the first.

    http://www.concretecanoe.org/ <<< Waste a couple of hours here.


    Anyone else built a cardboard one?

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    I work for a concrete supplier, we used to hold/host/sponsor the national concrete canoe race each year that was held in Surrey, we used to make a new canoe each year and really it was an exercise to show what could be done with the material. I remember that a 16.5 ft concrete canoe was in the region of 140Ib, generally a sprayed concrete over a wire frame was used. Entrants ranged from suppliers to university depts.

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    Default Concrete Submarines!

    During the time I spent researching the specialized topic of self built 1person submarines, there was quite a lot of information on concrete hulled submarines.

    At least one US company builds luxury, long range models with equivalent price tags, they had a waiting list too.

    Years ago, when I helped to rebuild a large wood hulled vessel, I declined the offer of a berth on a concrete hulled yacht because I thought it might sink, being concrete!

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    Blimey - Canoes heavier than my sailing prospector. You've just made me very happy.


    Steve C

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