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Vehicle: Boat: Sailboat
Escher's Ketch   (0)  [vote for, against]

A two-masted toy sailboat, made of very lightweight materials.

A "Y"-shaped yoke, two ends of which attach to the boat on the port and starboard sides, respectively, the third end of which attaches to a very long roll of string.

Perhaps a slightly modified sail design, such that when the boat is sailing, and high winds come up, the boat will


like a kite.
-- beauxeault, Mar 10 2003

Called *Escher's* Ketch because it embodies the principle diagrammed here. http://www.worldofe...ry/SkyAndWater.html
And of course because of Rod's Tiger's inspiration. [beauxeault, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 17 2004]

What's a ketch?
[beauxeault, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 17 2004]

A homophonic precedent http://www.halfbake.../idea/Escher-Sketch
[beauxeault, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 17 2004]

Very nice. Can it hang apparently upside down from the crests of waves ?

Does it have lifebelts in the form of Mobius strips ?

Is the baler in the form of a Klein bottle ?
-- 8th of 7, Mar 10 2003

Makes me think of parasailing wind surfers.
-- FarmerJohn, Mar 10 2003

Y'awl should name all the boats and get it over with in one fell sloop now because, schooner or later, someone will do it.
-- bristolz, Mar 10 2003

bris, you keel me.
-- waugsqueke, Mar 10 2003

Bartender, an Escher's Ketch on the Rocks, please ......
-- 8th of 7, Mar 10 2003

-- RayfordSteele, Mar 10 2003

Take a bow, without being stern.
-- phoenix, Mar 10 2003

I got an Escher's cheque once. You can imagine the implausible queues I had to wait in to get that bugger cashed...
-- lostdog, Mar 10 2003

In the end, it bounced. Across several novel dimensions.
-- lostdog, Mar 10 2003

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