Tin Canoe Sailing....

Discussion in 'Back to Basics' started by chelloveck, Aug 31, 2015.

  1. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    Nice soundtrack too. :)
  2. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    All I kept thinking was, "SHARK!...SHARK!"
    (Australia, I assume)
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  3. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    Ithought that it might have been Australia....and it was. Iluka NSW Australia

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  4. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    Plastic Cat Sailing

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  5. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    Electric trolling motor for a canoe....made from a cordless electric drill and other bits and pieces.

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  6. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    He's thinking, but that is a short term solution. Those right angle gearboxes, waste energy in transfer, and don't hold up very long under load. (I've destroyed several of them. Both the cheap stuff and the professional level)
    He would do better with a single pivoting yoke on the transom, and a straight shaft with no energy lose. (Like they do with gas mud motors).

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  7. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    I have no doubt that you are right. I'm not suggesting that it is the best solution or the only solution....just offering it as a novel solution, arrived at by thinking a little outside of the square, and using repurposed bits and pieces that may be salvaged from other things with unrelated uses. The video clip highlights that in a TEOTWAWKI environment there are creative ways of adapting and repurposing material to meet an emerging need that has no convenient store bought, off-the-shelf availability.
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