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Raft building: will you sink or swim?

Raft building: will you sink or swim?

8 Pound Canoe Build -Here's my 8 pound dacron feather weight canoe. Made of oak, pine and dacron. It's a involved project, but one anyone can take on. In this video I show most every detail of it's construction, build photos and video of it in the water! If you've dreamed of making your own boat, perhaps this is the one for you. If you would like to see more details, checkout http://gaboats.com/

8 Pound Canoe Build -Here's my 8 pound dacron feather weight canoe. Made of oak, pine and dacron. It's a involved project, but one anyone can take on. In this video I show most every detail of it's construction, build photos and video of it in the water! If you've dreamed of making your own boat, perhaps this is the one for you. If you would like to see more details, checkout http://gaboats.com/

Bouyancy, of course, is the key to floating a boat.You can assemble your recycled materials into a sealed hull like a conventional boat.Or you can collect bouyant objects to build a raft. Styrofoam can sometimes be scavenged, but discarded bottles, buckets and jugs are far more common. You will need to collect a lot of them.    A liter of water weighs one kilogram. So your raft will need to displace more liters of river water than your weight (and the boat's) in order to achieve positive…

Bouyancy, of course, is the key to floating a boat.You can assemble your recycled materials into a sealed hull like a conventional boat.Or you can collect bouyant objects to build a raft. Styrofoam can sometimes be scavenged, but discarded bottles, buckets and jugs are far more common. You will need to collect a lot of them. A liter of water weighs one kilogram. So your raft will need to displace more liters of river water than your weight (and the boat's) in order to achieve positive…

DIY Raft - made by MN218 http://www.instructables.com/id/Easiest-raft-ever-it-seems/

Easiest Raft Ever, It Seems.

DIY Raft - made by MN218 http://www.instructables.com/id/Easiest-raft-ever-it-seems/

Raft building with the Kelley Scholars.

Raft building with the Kelley Scholars.

How to Build a Recumbent Pontoon Pedal Boat

How to Build a Recumbent Pontoon Pedal Boat - DIY

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