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Re: What do you have for a cannon?

I want one of these on the bow of my dinghy:

Made from PVC ... does that make it a vegetarian cannon? (Historically, what they called "Quaker Cannons" because they're pacificist and don't really fire. I'm thinking of filling it with flour and using the dinghy foot pump to give the puff of smoke, still working on the bang.)
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Re: What do you have for a cannon?

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Admittedly, I always stop at the RGB Cannons exhibit at the sailboat show and pine away at teir brass cannons.

When I was a kid, there were always wahoos that would set up cannons made of long PVC pipe and rubbing alcohol. I'm not sure of the chemistry or setup, but it was loud!
"Wahoos"? Ha! "Rapid oxidation reduction engineers!"

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Re: What do you have for a cannon?

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I want one of these on the bow of my dinghy:

Made from PVC ... does that make it a vegetarian cannon? (Historically, what they called "Quaker Cannons" because they're pacificist and don't really fire. I'm thinking of filling it with flour and using the dinghy foot pump to give the puff of smoke, still working on the bang.)
Maybe you could time it to poof with a firecracker?

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