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Old 31 March 2014, 19:44   #1
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Whale Skin Rib!!??

Apparently a fisherman has recently made some rib tubes out of the skin of a whale???!! This guy skinned the beast (which he claims he found dead) in several sections and managed to link and cure the skin into a flexible condition by using lanolin. He then used a chemical base glue much like superglue to weld the strips. The hull is a 5m Avon base and he says he can get the tubes reasonably pressured - but he says has not tested the boat in sunlight yet as he is worried about over - pressure.

I am stunned - apparently Greenpeace are already up in arms and animal liberation types are threatening to sink the boat if they can find it. Seems all a bit extreme to me!

- "No matter how big the sea may be, sometimes two ships meet".
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Old 01 April 2014, 02:20   #2
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Well if bear grylls can make a wetsuit out of a seal anything is possible.
I would call it a high speed chum bucket

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