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Old 08 April 2015, 01:52   #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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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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Technic...?
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That sounds like drug abuse.....................
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Our forefathers just 60-70 years ago were making boats from two sheets of plywood, some plans obtained from a newspaper/magazine and glue that by modern standards we wouldn't say was waterproof and some very basic hand tools.

They then sailed them, often with their kids, with no training, no VHF, no mobile phone, no life jacket. They got away with it. They are seen as pioneers.

Today someone builds a more buoyant craft. The OAR breaks not the boat. Foolhardy ... Probably. Pioneering...? You never know ask in 60 years.
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Today someone builds a more buoyant craft. The OAR breaks not the boat. Foolhardy ... Probably. Pioneering...?
If you saw the 'oar', you wouldn't be asking that.
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