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Old 08 April 2015, 02:52   #1
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Coat-hanger boat

Have we done this yet?

Clacton fishermen rescued from 9 homemade boat - BBC News

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I would have thought Darwins law should have been applied !.
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Old 08 April 2015, 03:55   #3
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It's scandalous isn't it. Have you seen what boat builders charge, even a scruffy thirty year old sea rider costs 100x that.
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I'd like to see the faces of the Guys standing round!...looks like they're Holding Hands for...support!??
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The odd thing is that they could have used the same approach to design a 'proper' hull shape, cover it in fibreglass and have something with a bit of stability and with a keel.

I'd love to know whether the glue they used was waterproof...
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I wondered when this one would come up.

The question on my lips is... Does it qualify as an RBB?
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The odd thing is that they could have used the same approach to design a 'proper' hull shape, cover it in fibreglass and have something with a bit of stability and with a keel.

I'd love to know whether the glue they used was waterproof...
The boat didn't sink... they just need a better propulsion system!

Oh and some lifejackets (one of them couldn't even swim!). Oh and some means of calling for help...
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"Better propulsion system" ......What, like a a kick up the 4r5e ? .
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"Better propulsion system" ......What, like a a kick up the 4r5e ? .
I remember building a "boat" from a polystyrene tray that was powered by Alka-Seltzer as part of a physics experiment once...
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