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    Default Concrete Canoe

    This is a bizzare sport that tests engineering students abilities to create and race a concrete canoe. They average about 175lbs so just remember that when you don't want to portage your canoe. I saw this on the Discovery Channel today. It's just a bit mad if you ask me.

    http://concretecanoe.org/

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    Must be decendents of May-May-Gway-Si-Wuk (Stone Canoe People).
    The perfect canoe -
    Like a leaf on the water

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    Just like a Led Zepplin or maybe an Iron Butterfly - it's an age thing

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    concrete boats have made worldgirdling voyages without any problems, so I can't see that a canoe would be technically unfeasable.

    Would'nt want to take it down a rocky river though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WhyAyeMan
    They average about 175lbs
    Might need a bit of help to get it on the roofrack
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    Last edited by Lloyd; 15th-May-2007 at 08:42 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WhyAyeMan View Post


    Alas, it says there ...
    SORRY! You can't play the CTV Broadband Channel videos in your country.

    I'll need to find a .CA based proxy I guess, assuming you are all not too polite to have such h4x0r'ish things ...

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    I love the link that takes you to concrete canoe.org...- 'the worlds largest and most comphrehensive database of concrete canoeing'.... How many are there..!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil View Post
    I love the link that takes you to concrete canoe.org...- 'the worlds largest and most comphrehensive database of concrete canoeing'.... How many are there..!
    It is easy to be the largest if there is only one.

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    I have - designed, built, and raced cardboard ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DougR View Post
    I have - designed, built, and raced cardboard ones.

    Chain bridge to the Tail on the Welsh Dee.
    We want pictures

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    There are several videos with concrete canoes on Youtube. Just put concrete canoe in the search field and let 'er rip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhyAyeMan View Post
    This is a bizzare sport that tests engineering students abilities to create and race a concrete canoe. They average about 175lbs so just remember that when you don't want to portage your canoe. I saw this on the Discovery Channel today. It's just a bit mad if you ask me.

    http://concretecanoe.org/
    I must say that is one of the worst sites I have ever seen - just screens of adverts and links to other sites that takes forever to get to anything.

    There again the bit I ended up with was fascinating. A concrete canoe called 'survivor' which is 22 feet long and ****just 76 lb ****.

    Mind you this is not your average concrete lump and they go on about all sorts of stuff such as tuned resonance to dynamically flex the boat and increase paddling efficiency.
    Happy paddling ,
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    Wink And so it was written in stone

    This is the kind of thing, that makes the world go round and round and round.

    If people didn't try new things or old things in different ways, the world would be a boring place.

    I wonder if anyone's tried it with pre-formed paving slabs?

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    what,? stitched and taped?

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