I have been eating a lot of navel oranges lately. While delicious, I have been considering how there must be a naval/navel gag to be made, but until today, I haven’t quite been able to put my finger on it. The best thing I had come up with was some kind of orange cannon on a naval vessel, but today this idea struck me - why not make the orange the vessel itself?!
My esteemed colleague Lilly is a professional at jettisoning citrus fruits into the canal, and she informs me that, yes, citrus fruit does float, so building on that knowledge, here is my sketch of a naval navel orange. That’s a counterweight at the bottom to stop the sail from tipping straight into the water when the wind blows it along.
I might have to make it happen and sail one down the canal at some point, but for now I am enjoying the fruits too much to want to donate one to the murky waters of the Grand Union.