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Old 05-06-2013, 06:36 PM   #586
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I saw one once called 'Spilled Milk" ... it was ALL white, irregularly shaped, 1000 pcs....

I like a puzzle - but that's going too far
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:20 PM   #587
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Our family makes every jigsaw puzzle impossible.

There is always someone who swipes one puzzle piece,
and it's not realized until we get down to the last few pieces.

My middle daughter has an evil reputation for this, so
everyone thinks of her first, and gives her the hard time
...whether she did it that particular time or not.
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:01 PM   #588
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That would infuriate me.
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:19 PM   #589
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I had a fun puzzle where all of the pieces were the same shape, and the picture looked fine in many configurations, but you had to use clues on the pieces themselves to figure out where they went.
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Old 05-09-2013, 03:10 PM   #590
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I'm puzzled by the price. $74? Wow.
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Old 05-09-2013, 03:14 PM   #591
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Out of print.
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Old 05-23-2013, 01:48 PM   #592
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Folding kayak.

This folding kayak is made from the same material as those corrugated plastic political signs.
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They stamp out a sheet into a special shape.
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Crease folds into it like origami, and add some hardware and fittings. So it looks like this when you start to fold it into a kayak.
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It folds into a kayak shape and a few buckles and gaskets hold it together watertight, which is easy because the panel edges are all above the waterline and only the folds are below the waterline. It's quite rigid.
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Folds up into a lightweight 25 pound package you can put in the trunk of your car.
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Old 05-23-2013, 01:50 PM   #593
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This isn't a suitcase that holds the kayak. The suitcase IS the kayak.
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I think it would be cool to have one.

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Old 05-23-2013, 05:05 PM   #594
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Originally Posted by orukayak.com
The total price is $850, with a $500 deposit now, and the balance billable before shipping. We expect a delivery date of August 2013.
I've never shopped for a kayak before--is that more or less than a traditional low-end fiberglass kayak?
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Old 05-23-2013, 06:02 PM   #595
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You can get a pretty decent ABS kayak for that much, $300 for a low end model. Fiberglass kayaks are sort of like CDs, most people are just using Mp3s these days.
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Old 05-23-2013, 06:34 PM   #596
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The panel edges are above the waterline, but don't kayaks roll?
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Old 05-23-2013, 08:12 PM   #597
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There's supposed to be a gasket or something. There are pictures on FB of somebody rolling it repeatedly.

It's competitively priced. It appears to be more rigid than a molded plastic cheaper kayak, so I bet it competes more with the more expensive Fiberglass ones and is lighter than they are. 25 pounds is pretty amazing.
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Old 05-23-2013, 08:37 PM   #598
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That really is amazing. To be able to fold it up and put it in the trunk of your car ... I love it!
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:01 PM   #599
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I'm skeptical about its longevity. It seems more novelty or emergency that practical.
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:11 PM   #600
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Time will tell. It's also a little on the short side at only 12 feet long. I wonder how it handles? I think it's a neat idea though. Those corrugated plastic signs are very durable, so I would expect it to last as long as the molded plastic ones. I'll let the early adopters beta test it. I already have a kayak.
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