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Old 02-21-2005
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nanotube paper

I saw an article on nanotube paper. There was even a picture of someone folding the stuff into oragami.

Considering nanotubes are one of the strongest substances known to man, how cool would that be for a sail material?

Kind of a "wouldn''t it be cool" post, but I thought I would share my thoughts.

Of course with current technology and prices you would be looking at a sail that costs millions of dollars, but on the other hand, short of shooting it with a high powered rifle, nothing is going to happen to it.
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Old 02-22-2005
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That''s nothing. East Marine has announced that they will soon be carrying nanotube toilet paper designed specifically for marine head applications. The superior strength to weight ratio and absorption characteristics (over three times conventional paper) will render this multipurpose product an indispensable item for the serious offshore cruiser. In addition to handling the most demanding hygenic needs of the crew on a serious offshore diet, this amazing product will also be capable of multiple other uses:

Tourniquet for emergencies
Emergency sail tiedowns
Anchoring/mooring shock cord
chafe guard for dock lines
Sail/cockpit canvas repair tape (just pair with a roll of Fullerene adhesive tape)
emergency fuel drier/filter material
Emergency spar repair (with injectable fuller epoxy)
Bilge drier

Sure, at 500$ a roll, it''s more expensive than your typical TP, but think of all the above-mentioned gear you can leave behind with this stuff on board.

I love the product motto:
"For those who want to boldly go like noone has gone before"

; > )
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nanotube paper


Cute ----- what are you doing? Trying to take over Denr"s duties here on the boards?

Walt Ward
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