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Pykrete Boat Sets Sail

Duration: 03:04

Jem Stansfield launches his ice boat in a mission to sail across the Solent estuary before the boat melts. The material used to make the boat is Pykrete - a combination of frozen water and wood pulp or hemp. Although the material holds firm in the water, the boat gets into trouble and starts to sink, forcing the presenters to bail out!

Available since: Wed 13 Oct 2010


Series Producer
Ed Booth
Series Editor
Dermot Caulfield
Jem Stansfield
Liz Bonnin
Dallas Campbell
Yan Wong
Giles Harrison
Stephen Mizelas
Suzy Boyles

This clip is from

Bang Goes the Theory Series 3, Episode 6

6/6 Jem is challenged to build a boat made out of ice, and take it and the team for a spin.

First broadcast: 13 Oct 2010

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