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    Default A $20,000 Pedal Boat

    There are two kinds of boaters: those who have run aground, and those who lie about it.

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    Default Re: A $20,000 Pedal Boat

    I'm so confused

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    Default Re: A $20,000 Pedal Boat

    They must have used a split mold to get that tumblehome.

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    Default Re: A $20,000 Pedal Boat

    I wonder how well Bolger's Sneakeasy would move with a pair of Mirage drives?

    -Dave

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    Default Re: A $20,000 Pedal Boat

    A $2,000 Pedal Boat:

    Michael Lampi, designer/builder/racer of this beauty has participated in Sound Rowers' human powered open water races on the Salish Sea in one of his designs for the past 15 years or so. He can beat the all fastest sea kayaks, and all the OC-1's except the very elite, all while shooting upwards of 500 photos of our races for sharing on-line. He appears to suffer no more than the rest of us in very rough water. Nor does he have the appearance of a great athlete. We who have raced him know different.


    Lampi.jpglampi 2.jpg


    A better look at picture on right may be found here: I am still struggling with sizing my uploads

    http://www.soundrowers.org/racePhoto...l#DSC03447.JPG

    Obviously not shot by the man in the funny hat.

    Michael's 484 photos of this race, the Elk River Challenge can be looked at here:
    http://soundrowers.org/racePhotos/20.../P7280001.html

    This race is one of Sound Rowers' lowest key races, featuring an annually changing exploration of the Elk River estuary, and a short 2 mile "Poke Boat" option.

    If you go there be sure to check out the garage-built 40+ foot OC-6 designed and built by Vern Heikkila of Westport, WA. Surely a creation to make the Wooden Boaters drool.

    Vern's OC-6.jpg

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    Default Re: A $20,000 Pedal Boat

    Better picture; different Wooden pedal craft; same builder/racer.Lampi3.jpg

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    Default Re: A $20,000 Pedal Boat

    ^ Very cool!

    Are his designs using a " fish tail" propulsion; pushing from astern?

    Kevin
    There are two kinds of boaters: those who have run aground, and those who lie about it.

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    Default Re: A $20,000 Pedal Boat

    Are his designs using a " fish tail" propulsion; pushing from astern?

    Kevin[/QUOTE]

    I know little. This I do: the bicycle mechanism extends by a long shaft to the propeller, which rotates directly under the stern, perhaps a little past the stern. This only from distant memory: I think the propeller is thin-bladed, about maybe 8" in diameter, and probably with two blades about 3/4" across.

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