Re: [baidarka] tubes

Philip Wylie (
Tue, 12 May 1998 21:33:17 -0600

Date: 	Tue, 12 May 1998 21:33:17 -0600
From: Philip Wylie <>
Subject: Re: [baidarka] tubes

Yes, card board sono tubes have a definate weight factor
to contend with but fiberglass tubes you say exist?
Can you tell us more?



Stefano Moretti wrote:
> Craig O'Donnell wrote:
> >
> > I considered these tubes as floats for an outrigger sailing canoe, there
> > would have been a layer of fiberglass or other fabric w/ epoxy over the
> > outside.
> Why bother with cardboard: its heavy and the extra work does not seem
> tempting. INdustrial use fiberglass tubes exist too (light poles and the
> like)
> I will be modifying my kayak to bear a 2 sq metre battened sail (idea
> devised from your page Craig ...) and will go for light PVC instead.
> Bye, Stefano