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L.L. Bean and Point 65 build longest kayak ever

Think it's hard paddling a tandem kayak in sync? Try paddling one with 99 other paddlers, from champion whitewater paddlers to first timers.

In June, 100 L.L. Bean employees did that, paddling a 407-foot 7-inch long kayak, as part of the company's ongoing 100th anniversary celebration.

L.L. Bean created the unique kayak from sections of Point 65N's Modular Kayak, which can be joined together, though usually to convert it into a tandem model.

The world record attempt was made Saturday, June 2, at the L.L. Bean Paddling Center in Freeport, Maine. L.L. Bean is now submitting an application to the Guinness World Records for consideration as world-record for the longest modular kayak ever. 

A video of the world record kayak attempt can be seen below:

 

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Rick-Pittsburgh
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July 5, 2012 at 8:10 a.m. (EDT)

I wonder how hard it is to roll. :p

giftogab
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July 5, 2012 at 10:03 a.m. (EDT)

I don't think that would go round  corners whist on my Yakima Rack with hully rollers.

Callahan
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July 5, 2012 at 12:12 p.m. (EDT)

Looks like crazy fun and a great way to demonstrate their celebration

FromSagetoSnow
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July 5, 2012 at 12:54 p.m. (EDT)

Rick I was wondering the same thing

Rick-Pittsburgh
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July 5, 2012 at 1:55 p.m. (EDT)

Rick I was wondering the same thing

 

I would think that an intercom system would be necessary in order to get everyone on the same page. ;)

I have to admit I do think it is pretty cool though.

whomeworry
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July 5, 2012 at 6:16 p.m. (EDT)

I hope a bit of celebratory beer was involved.  Looks like a great excuse for a company picnic.

Ed

300winmag
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July 6, 2012 at 12:27 a.m. (EDT)

It would be pretty difficult to beat this for a Guiness Book of World Records.

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