I want one of these !!!!!

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  1. rwatson
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  2. Fanie
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    Oh, the canoe... I thought you referred to... oh never mind :D

    Will it actually go ? maybe if you have very coarse nobby tyres on it for some traction.

    Wonder what someone is going to come up with next.
     
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    Check out their web site - it seems to actually work, paddlewheels, road steering ( the video is great)
     
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    Looks build-able to me??
     
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    Cool!
     
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    What am I missing here? How useful is a pedal-powered road canoe that weighs four or five times more than a bicycle, that needs the parking space of a city bus, that is surely much slower than a proper (water) canoe where the occupant sits in the middle to equalize the weight distribution (and hence depth of hull in the water)?
    Good storage capacity for a bike, I'll admit. Let them laugh when you show up at the grocery store in a canoe, until you drive away with four hundred pounds of food.

    A.
     
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    yeah - but look who is IN the boat!!!

    You can take dogs out for a walk, but for shear wow factor, pedal your canoe off the back of the trailer into the water, and see who comes over to chat you up.

    Seriously though, I wonder if you could get two sets of peddlers pushing those paddlewheels. I imagine you couldnt both peddle into the water - it looks like it would be bow heavy with a second person.

    having a bigger boat that could be driven up on the beach would be fantastic
     
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    Yeah mate, it will go... you just gotta know how to operate it. :p
     
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    the1much hippie dreams

    need pedal set up in the front so you can have help,,,,make it outta a 2 person bike.hehe ;)
     
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    A small dinghy or hydroplane may have made a more practical land vehicle, but to each his own - it's a great idea. No waiting for the boat ramp - just offload in the parking lot and pedal to the water.

    Some company years ago built an amphibious vehicle. I read about it once on the internet. It was kinda cute.
     

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    Well, I think the marketing people were spot on choosing Suzie for the pedal-pushing person, judging by responses.
     
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