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Old 04-15-2009, 06:43 PM
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On now, looks cool. They are building a Carolina Skiff style boat out of wet news paper then freezing it. They they will strap an engine on it and run it in the icy waters of Alaska.
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150 hp!!!!
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It worked.
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Yeah it sure did! But not for very long. Still very cool.

Now I'm going to watch "Pitchmen" to see how much of a tool Billy Mays is.
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I saw that and it was pretty impressive for how it held up and ran 25mph. If they could have made it thicker it would have lasted longer, but still not for ever. I also liked how they were fixing the leaks, by freezing them with a CO2 Fire Extinguisher. Worked on the smaller leaks anyway.

impressive feat to make and actually test it in Alaskan waters like that.
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I was impressed with the bullet proof sawdust & ice mix. Never would have thought it.

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