Thursday, June 02, 2011
Buff's Brilliant Buoys (TM)
My eye was recently caught by this beaut idea, namely an amphibian ice cream van. So there you are, kayaking down the Thames, roasting in this ripper of a pommie summer, mouth all parched like, then what would be better than a nice cooling ice cream! Ok, a nice cool beer, but you get my drift.
Of course this is all some sort of PR stunt, and it wouldn't be practical in reality, what with the high price of labour and diesel in the UK. But, thinks I, what if you could automate it all? You could instead of an amphibian van have a vending machine on a buoy!!
Just imagine - you're out in a Laser regatta or kayaking with mates when all of a sudden you realise you've left your sun cream and hat behind and your head is beginning to glow. No worries - just sail up to the Buff's Brilliant Buoy (TM) moored just by the windward mark, push a couple of buttons and you're sorted.
Now at this point JP started muttering about how he leaves his wallet at home when out on the water - typical downer. Think lateral, says I, we'll sell pre-paid Buff's Brilliant Buoy's (TM) charge cards!!!
So you just buy them onshore (with £5 or $5 non-refundable deposit and if you drop it over-board don't blame us, so what if the water-proof coating is a bit slippy???) and woosh, there you go, easy access to that chilled Mars bar, just when you need it.
Buff Enterprises is also planning an offshore version, which will stock nicely chilled white wine for the yachting community and offer telecom services including wifi hotspot to download GRIBs.
So boating bloggers and readers, time for a little customer survey - what do you want to see in your Buff's Brilliant Buoy (TM)?
This is Buff Staysail, over and out!