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victor vector:

Small Pedal powered sidewheeler.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJVvSbc9vMo&feature=player_detailpage

steamboatmodel:
Rather interesting, I wonder how it would work with only one person on board?
I still like this design though.
http://www.autocanoe.com/
Regards,
Gerald.

Roderick Smith:
Scroll through the full set of messages in this section and you will find more pedal craft, including this one:
Wooden pedal kayak
http://www.paddleducks.co.uk/smf/index.php?topic=3894.0

The traditional Australian style looked like a fish, and I believe was a design emanating from Switzerland or Italy.  They provided my first experience of commanding a vessel, both with two pedalling and solo.  They were fairly heavy, but still easy to propel and steer solo.  The thread on them is in Research, not in this section.
See:
http://www.paddleducks.co.uk/smf/index.php?topic=2566.msg11563#msg11563
http://www.paddleducks.co.uk/smf/index.php?topic=3548.msg16209#msg16209

The type has been superseded by moulded plastic ones, and I have a few photos sprinkled (search on Thailand, and search on Lake Wendouree).

Roderick B Smith
Rail News Victoria Editor

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