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Transparent canoe
« on: January 06, 2015, 04:08:46 AM »
This sure could be fun on clear water. A tad pricey @ 2500$

http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/transparent-canoe-kayak

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Re: Transparent canoe
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2015, 04:27:38 AM »
Cool thang on our clear spring runs and when the oceans are flat.
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Re: Transparent canoe
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2015, 05:59:49 AM »
That is really neat.....I'd think you'd have to be pretty careful about dragging it up on the gravel shore or you'd be constantly having to polish scratches out of the hull in order to keep a clear view. ???
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Re: Transparent canoe
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2015, 06:46:46 AM »
That would be really cool.  Now all we need is another company to make one but way cheaper.  Maybe Nalgene should get creative ane make one.
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Re: Transparent canoe
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2015, 02:48:28 PM »
Do any of you know what Hammacher Schlemmer means in German?  It means you have too much money.   :P
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Re: Transparent canoe
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2015, 03:15:37 PM »
Do any of you know what Hammacher Schlemmer means in German?  It means you have too much money.   :P

I believe that stan! It would be a cool canoe to have. I find myself looking through the water all the time. That vessel would take the guess work out of it. :) Realistically, I'd probably tear it all to hell in no time. Pretty rocky most places I go.

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Re: Transparent canoe
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2015, 03:21:44 PM »
I bought an aluminum tube with a clear plexiglass lens in one end.  You stick it in the water and can see a bit.  Its about 8" in diameter and 4 feet long.  Works in my reservoir up to a point. 
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Re: Transparent canoe
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2015, 06:24:12 PM »
I think it's kinda cool! :)


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Re: Transparent canoe
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2015, 07:42:01 PM »
It's cool until you run the dam thing off a waterfall because you were looking through the hull & not where you were going. ;D
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Re: Transparent canoe
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2015, 06:07:58 PM »
I can imagine the screams from all the folks that finally see how big all the gators were just a few feet under the boat. That were there but couldn't see.lol

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Re: Transparent canoe
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2015, 06:18:35 PM »
I can imagine the screams from all the folks that finally see how big all the gators were just a few feet under the boat. That were there but couldn't see.lol

Not being in gator country, I hadn't thought about that! Nothing's perfect I guess....

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Re: Transparent canoe
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2015, 06:54:45 PM »
Couple years ago I considered making a Kayak out of that clear material. Then I got to thinking how hot it would be down here. I think Yostworks had the pattern and material list.
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