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Old 11-09-2012   #1
 
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Can You Weld Two Boats Together?

I am thinking human centipede style. Why stop at duo, could you make a trio? Sidecar style? Half Playboat half Creekboat hybrid best of both worlds?

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One Westwater trip all the kayakers stole all our spare oars and used them to make a "frame" to lash all the kayaks together with because they wanted to have their own party barge. It was interesting- especially after they hit the last small riffle and everything started swamping and falling apart- no spray skirts. . .

Anyway, I'm thinking that welding wouldn't be strong enough for the forces involved, but I do think you could probably design a "catayak" using some structural cross members. But why?
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This made me think of a catayak design too, like 2 duos held together with frame pieces. It would be like an outrigger in stability, you won't flip! What could possibly go wrong?
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I am thinking human centipede style.
No, ouch! Its in my head now. What been read can not be unread!
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I saw someone do it on youtube.
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I'm sure creativity could be had with a heat gun. I just don't know how long it would last. Then again, the stitching was supporting Stan in South Park's rendition....
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You could definitely plastic weld that shit together but it is Time consuming and it definitely takes some know how especially to seal out water..
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I've cut a PE whitewater canoe in two, removed 2' from the middle and then plastic welded it back together. Two years later its still going strong, and has been over a few 15' drops. I think you could pull it off. Post pics!
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check this link out!

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There used to be a chain of 6 or more boats bituthaned together behind CKS. Not sure how well it worked, but it I'm sure they put it in the water.
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