Re: [baidarka] SONO TUBES

stephen (
Mon, 11 May 1998 19:58:14 -0700

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Date: Mon, 11 May 1998 19:58:14 -0700
From: stephen <>
Subject: Re: [baidarka] SONO TUBES

At 07:06 PM 5/11/98 -0600, you wrote:
>Sono tubes are hard cardboard tubes used by the construction
>industry as molds for pouring concrete to make foundation
>pillars etc. I know they are available in 24-inch diameters
>more and less. You will have to check suppliers in your
>own area for price, availability etc.
>The tubes seemed to be a good idea if you want to freight
>your kayak with relative safety.
>Best Regards,
>Stefano Moretti wrote:
>> Philip Wylie wrote:
>> >
>> > Yes, sono tubes might just be the very answer for shipping
>> > by air, if say, one wanted to go to Thailand or Vietnam to
>> > do some paddling. At least you would rest assured that you
>> > would be free of worry, that your baidarka wouldn't get DAMAGED.
>> Hi there.. what's sono tubes, what sizes, and how much would air
>> freight cost per mileage...
>> Stefano
I've had some experience with these cardboard sonotube in making amature
telescopes. They come in many sizes,4 inches and up to "Freeway" sizes. They
have a wax coating on the inside to help in removing the cardboard after the
concrete has cured.
Cheers,Steve Yahn