If you ride a folding bike you already know how practical it is, but how about adding to its repertoire by making it amphibious? Teaming it up with with a Fliptail self-build folding dingy will do just that.
The Fliptail consists of a central keel with two drop down floors, four hinged hoops and a PVC cloth skin – the same material that is used on curtain side lorries.
Tough, light and resilient, the vessel costs from less than £200 to build and is available in three sizes from 6 to 9 feet long. Weighing in at only 15 kg, the folded Fliptail is both compact and light enough to tow easily with a bicycle. The advantage of using a Brompton is that it can be folded, carried on board and used at journey’s end.
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