Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Bilge Pump Wellies

Dry out without pulling off wellies
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Wellington boots, once flooded are a hassle to pour out, involving hopping around looking daft.

Solution: One-way valve in a compressible heel pumps water from toe section (lowest part of boot). It wouldn't cost much to engineer and incorporate.

Added bonus: Would break the vacuum-lock that makes boots get stuck in the mud.

FloridaManatee, Apr 14 2003

UK caver had the same idea, see diagram at bottom... http://www.anchor.c...a/Ogofa2/Photos.htm
[krelnik, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]


       But, but then we couldn't laugh at the ramblers. Don't take that away from me.
sambwiches, Apr 14 2003

       I think I'd be forced to fill them up, just for the fun of shooting graceful arcs of water from the toes at every step! FountainBoots? SquirtyShoes?   

       1 soggy (but well drained) croissant, coming up!
Don Quixote, Apr 14 2003

       Now, if you can combine this with a device for pulling up socks, then you'll really have a winner!
DrCurry, Apr 14 2003

       Yes, keeping socks up while wearing gumboots is a problem, as it tucking in jeans/trousers, it can get quite uncomfortable!
mbz07, Jun 04 2003


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