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    Default Why a duck punt is like.... a skateboard

    Bare with me on this chaps

    Dunno if any of you ever owned a skateboard

    http://www.thrashermagazine.com/imag...990/TH9008.jpg

    travelling feet first always feels faster than it probably is

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    Quote Originally Posted by dylanwinter View Post
    Bare with me on this chaps

    Dunno if any of you ever owned a skateboard

    http://www.thrashermagazine.com/imag...990/TH9008.jpg

    travelling feet first always feels faster than it probably is

    Dylan


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYVYFFko9Ig
    Our Son used to skate board down the Ramsholt Dock road from the top gate
    he would be unable to do so these daze, they dont build skate bds that strong
    I may be wrong but not always

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    I was talking to a West Mersea duck punt racer today - apparently they have 20 of them there now.

    He wishes he'd met you.........

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    Default they do seem like nice blokes

    Quote Originally Posted by MoodySabre View Post
    I was talking to a West Mersea duck punt racer today - apparently they have 20 of them there now.

    He wishes he'd met you.........
    they seem like a group of high energy blokes with a good range of ages

    and I am not sure if you have noticed but they are all surprisingly fit

    it is because of the patent duck punt abs routine

    not sure if I have mentioned this before but

    build a duck punt chaps

    you could be having as much fun as these blokes

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dy4_wlqoiNI

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoodySabre View Post
    I was talking to a West Mersea duck punt racer today - apparently they have 20 of them there now.
    That drinking group have a sailing problem !
    It is never too late to have a happy childhood. Buy a boat.

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    It also looks like a coffin.......Brass or Gold fittings?

    Sailed a canoe once, didn't rate it, way too tender and had a habit of turning turtle...
    I'll stick to dingies and yachts

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    Quote Originally Posted by BarryH View Post
    It also looks like a coffin.......Brass or Gold fittings?

    Sailed a canoe once, didn't rate it, way too tender and had a habit of turning turtle...
    I'll stick to dingies and yachts
    but you make the mistake of thinking of this as a canoe

    a canoe is designed for paddling

    this is designed for sailing

    did you watch the film from west mersea

    did those boats look tender

    mine has never come close to capsizing - unless of course you are saying that I am an exceptionally gifted young man

    Dylan

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    Pushing the boat out a little there......young! 'Tis true the canoe that I sailed wasn't designed as a sailing canoe. In fact it was a real faff mucking about with lee boards etc. I watched the video you mention, looked very idylic. It'd be interesting to see what it would be like in a bit of a breeze. It may be me, but most of the punt sailing vids seem to be in gentle/light airs.
    Still looks like a coffin though.........

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