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Old 09-05-2013, 03:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So we are having "college olympics" this weekend. All the dorms are competing in various games and what not. One of the challenges is to construct and build a raft/boat to cross the pond on campus. Looking for ideas on how to go about this task!

We are getting two 4x8 sheets of plywood(1" thick)
A single roll of Duct Tape
A handful of garbage bags.

We have to construct something that will carry one person across the pond, all paddles/oars have to be made with the supplies listed. We have power tools being supplied.

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Old 09-05-2013, 03:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Can you get wet (i.e., just get across) or is the purpose to stay dry?
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Old 09-05-2013, 04:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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No access to glue? You can do a lot for a small boat with 2 sheets of plywood based on some simple designs online.

Lacking glue, I think I would tempted to try making a frame from dove tail and pegged joints, then skin in the garbage bags and seal seams with tape.

Or just lay out a sheet of ply, lightly inflate the garbage bags and tape them to the plywood. Cut up the other for a paddle.
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Old 09-05-2013, 04:44 PM   #4 (permalink)
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So we are having "college olympics" this weekend. All the dorms are competing in various games and what not. One of the challenges is to construct and build a raft/boat to cross the pond on campus. Looking for ideas on how to go about this task!

We are getting two 4x8 sheets of plywood(1" thick)
A single roll of Duct Tape
A handful of garbage bags.

We have to construct something that will carry one person across the pond, all paddles/oars have to be made with the supplies listed. We have power tools being supplied.

Thoughts?
how wavy are the waters?

i would construct a catamaran, slice up the 4x8 to do frame work that fits the garbage bags without cutting the garbage bags, then just sleeve the bags on very carefully, because duct tape won't make waterproof seals, which means you can't simply inflate the bags.

then have the lightest weight person in your team ride it.
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Old 09-05-2013, 04:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
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How deeps the pond? If not very use tape and bags to make waders
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Old 09-05-2013, 04:58 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Can you get wet?
How wide is the pond (how long do you need to be in the water)?
What is a "handful" of bags?

Getting wet:
Sheet of ply to sit on
inflated garbage bags, duct taped at neck, then the neck folded over and DT again.
necks of bags go up, away from water
run tape under sheet of ply, taping bags along edges, across top of ply
run tape around outside of ply to capture all the bags

paddle like crazy person
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Old 09-05-2013, 05:00 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Can you not leave all the stuff at shore and just swim across? Likely faster and you can use the wood to build a beer cooler instead.
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Can you get wet (i.e., just get across) or is the purpose to stay dry?
It can't sink, getting off the boat is a forfeit, and it has to make it to the other side to place.

You can get wet, but can't leave the boat.
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Old 09-05-2013, 06:50 PM   #9 (permalink)
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i guess this depends on how buoyant is the wood vs the weight of the rower.

1 trash bag sliced along the sides to use as lining for the v. spare trash bag just lying inside on the floor for the rower to empty as the v gets filled with water.

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Old 09-05-2013, 07:02 PM   #10 (permalink)
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make a pontoon / barge out of it.

cut a 3' x 5' piece out of each sheet. Take the remaining 1' x 5' piece of each and notch it 1" wide by 1/2" deep along the length at top edge and bottom edge. leave 1" or so of full material at the edge. looking at the 1' edge you would see 1/2" at 1", 1" at 1/2", 5" at 1", 1" at 1/2" and 1" at 1". Or sort of "E" shaped.

Take the remaining 3' x 4' pieces and cut two pieces 1' wide by 35" long. notch them the same way. use the extra bits for oars.

You now have 6 sides of a funny looking box held together by notches. wrap all the way around the outside ( stay on the 1' boards) tightly. Use lots . cover the whole thing with opened up plastic bags and tape the seams. the less seams on the bottom the better. a cut open up bag should cover the bottom and come up the sides a bit.

The notches keep everything locked together and square. The top keeps the sides from flopping in when you put it in the water. You can get fancy and make the end boards 37" long and notch 1" x 1/2" deep on each 1' end. That will provide support for the side pieces without a top.

change the dimensions however you want so long as you still end up with 6 continuous pieces.
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