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Cody's Barbie Seadoo

by Pat Suwalski, December 2002


Cody Lyster is a marine engineer who, in his spare time, likes to tinker with various watercraft designs. His latest is this scratchbuilt model Seadoo, designed to carry a Barbie doll.

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Cody meticulously prepares Barbie for the ride of her life. A quick check of watercraft electrical connections and mechanical functioning will ensure Barbie a safe trip.

Success! Not bad for a first try. The vehicle works perfectly...

...until the first turn. Barbie was recovered safe and sound, her only injury a ruined, pondwater-soaked hairdo. Turns out Barbie is a little "top heavy!"

Perhaps a more conservative doll would have worked better.

Pat Suwalski

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