Saturday, February 08, 2014

Another folding boat!

It's not just me who likes folding boats -- even outrigger paddlers like them. Look at the new design that an Australian company has for their latest OC6!

Photo is borrowed from Outrigger Connection website

The point of folding this long boat? Why, to transport it, of course. Half of all the problems with kayaks, canoes, and various other small boats is the issue of how to move them from storage to the water. Portages are tricky!
The other half of the problems with small boats is storage. It looks like folding boats are designed to try to solve at least one of those problems. Not everyone is lucky enough to keep their boats at the water's edge in a handy shed big enough to air out the life jackets and store the paddles as well...

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