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Old 12-01-2007, 11:12 PM   #5 (permalink)
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May I present....

The Forkanoe (or whatever SW dubbed it ).

Quiet fun on the lake.

So far I've used it as:

- sole mode of propulsion for just cruising around quietly

- as a "range extender" for my arms on a longer trip

- in parallel hybrid mode while paddling (I believe that with the motor turned slightly to one side improves the efficiency of paddling on the other - it's like having another person to paddle against, so you spend less energy steering)

- as "insurance" for longer journeys
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