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Pullmepullyou

Hold rowing races in a confined space
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If there is not a river handy, why not join the front halfs of two boats, making a "pullmepullyou"? Put it in a swimming pool and the two oarsmen sit face to face, rowing against each other, rather like a tug of war. The winner is the one who rows to the end of the pool.
ampersand, Jan 18 2003

(?) "Maximize your pool time." http://www.owl-mkc.ca/pool-time.htm
Recommends this as "an excellent forward stroke exercise" for canoeists and kayakers. [Monkfish, Oct 17 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

(?) If you don't have a pool handy, use a river. http://www.team21.b...cc/images/fd6_l.jpg
Several intelligent-looking people demonstrating the sport. [Monkfish, Oct 17 2004]

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       a spectator sport if there ever was one...
snarfyguy, Jan 18 2003
  

       I cannot come up with the word I want for this complete bloody lunacy. croissant for you
po, Jan 18 2003
  

       Hah! Stimulated by this idea, I've nailed one of my shoes to the floor, and now I'm running in circles.
pluterday, Jan 18 2003
  

       Well, I guess there would be no photo finishes to botch.
lumpy, Jan 18 2003
  

       Now this is a boat-based sport that I could watch.
notme, Jan 18 2003
  

       tugboat-of-war
thumbwax, Jan 18 2003
  

       This idea's going nowhere, fast. Cool!   

       Somebody read too much Seuss as a child.
RayfordSteele, Jan 18 2003
  

       Maybe they could struggle with the same pair of oars, too.
FarmerJohn, Jan 18 2003
  

       This is insane. Croissant!
Marassa, Jan 18 2003
  

       Or give each one one side, and have 'em go around in circles.
RayfordSteele, Jan 18 2003
  

       I wouldn't fancy being the cox, anyway.
kropotkin, Jan 18 2003
  

       Very good.
bristolz, Jan 18 2003
  

       Munkfish's links suggest this is pretty baked. I remember playing a game like this (without boats) but with ropes tied to our life-jackets.
ImBack, Jan 18 2003
  

       Two boats engaging in a tug of war doesn't seem very novel to me. Two oarsmen facing off against each other in the same boat . . . now that seems fresh.
bristolz, Jan 18 2003
  

       //Munkfish's links suggest this is pretty baked//   

       I'm not surprised. It's simple. It's stupid.   

       Croissant for the laughs
FloridaManatee, Jan 23 2003
  

       We best hope that one player doesn't try to sink the other persons boat.
I2RI, Apr 17 2003
  

       Row V. Row
wombat, Aug 02 2003
  

       [wombat] Row v. Row. I like it. Unless one contestant loses his/her grip on the oar in the heat of the moment, and goes flying into the drink. Presumably it's all in shallow water, so we now get Row v. Wade. And the disequilibrium that follows will possibly debark the other chap so we get Wade v. Wade.   

       I'm sorry I'm 10 months late with my rather stale breakfast treat, but here it is anyway. A fine scheme.
phlogiston, Nov 14 2003
  

       Put two in a canoe with kayak paddles and a small ping pong table and ball between them. Each must paddle once before hitting the ball, and the first who wins a ball or pushes the craft over a line wins a point.
FarmerJohn, Apr 11 2004
  
      
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