1) Imaginary "Love boat" paddled by curly haired, Leo Sayer lookalikes.
2) How curly haired people refer to their poodle-like locks.
3) David "Pantene Perfect Curls" Knox.
1) Metaphor, as in missed the boat:
"Kelly had her chance, but she's blown it, she's really missed the curly canoe this time..."
2) Adventurous propostition:
"Alright love, wanna take a ride down the rapids in the curly canoe?"