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Running Boat

tread water and head downstream
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Running Boat is a long narrow vessel, like a sculler, except it has no oars. Instead of oars, Running Boat is moved forward using leg power alone.

This is possible because the crew sit with their lower limbs contained within waterproof leggings that are attached to the bottom of the boat in such a way as to keep it totally water tight. The leggings terminate in flippers, meaning that with a coordinated vigorous running action, the boat is propelled forward at a considerable speed. The crew all grip individual fixed handles allowing them to divert even more energy into their legs.

Unlike an oar powered boat, this arrangement allows the entire crew to face forwards, meaning that they can always see where they are going.

xenzag, Aug 22 2015

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       Hey, I like this.   

       I'd be afraid of sharks biting my legs though. Even in a pond, I'd be afraid it escaped from a zoo or something.   

       This gives me an idea.
doctorremulac3, Aug 22 2015
  

       You can select the waterproof, shark's teeth resistant, chain-mail leggings option.
xenzag, Aug 22 2015
  

       Hmm. Shark resistant you say? I'd need "shark proof" to get on-board.   

       Love the idea though.
doctorremulac3, Aug 22 2015
  

       //allows the entire crew to face forwards// if by "forwards" you mean "downwards".   

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FlyingToaster, Aug 22 2015
  

       Cute visual in my head. I like this.
blissmiss, Aug 22 2015
  
      
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