How many times have you found yourself on a sand bar or in shallow water all too quickly.
Push poles are very inconvenient to store in your boat because they are often as long as the boat is.
What would be great is if you had a telescoping push pole that "telescoped" to about 12 feet long with the push of a button that activated a series of spring latches.
You drift up on a sand bar and quick grab the push pole, extend it and push yourself off the sand bar or through a shallow channel- as it were.
If not handled properly it could be dangerous. So it would never be marketed- but I would want one.
It would be kind of like the Gun and motorcycle helmet type liability. It wasn't the manufacturers fault the user did not exercise extreme care.
Copyright 2012 Thomas Paul Murphy
Originally published on 07 12 2012 at: http://inventionsneeded.blogspot.com/