How some of the boats were built

 

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Multi Person Race Boat

In this class you and you team mates have 4 hours to build your boat using cardboard and duct tape. Two or more need to be in the boat for the race.

Regatta Boats

The Regatta class is an anything goes class! You can let your imagination go wild. You can prebuild with more time for creativity.

Single Person Race Boats

In this class only one person will be in the boat for the race. You and you team mates have 4 hours to build your boat using cardboard and duct tape.

Regatta Boats

The Regatta class is an anything goes class! You can let your imagination go wild. You can prebuild with more time for creativity.

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Building a race boat

Supplies to build the cardboard boat:
    1. A sharp cutting tool
    2. Measuring tape
    3. A long straight edge
    4. Building / drywall square
    5. A marking pen or pencil
    6. Roll's of duct tape
    7. An old table or saw horses to place card board on while working.
    8. You may use any latex paint
 
Items you can use:

• Corrugated cardboard
- Standard cardboard boxes can be found
at grocery or appliance stores
• Cardboard “blocks”
- Can be found at furniture stores
• Cardboard tubes
- Can be found at flooring stores
• Fastening materials
- Duct or masking tape


Items you can not use:

Treated or coated, pasteboard, or chipboard
cardboard
• Wood, staples, clamps, or screws
• Styrofoam or foam core boards
• Plastic, plastic wrap, or tarps
• Metal, metal foil, or metal paint
• Fiberglass or any resins of any sort
• Silicon, epoxies, or caulking compounds
• Wax or tar
• 2-Part treatments, 2-Part paints, 2-part
adhesives

 
Cardboard Boat Design Suggestions


• Set the Design Goal: Fun, Speed and Appearance
• Sketch out your design
• estimate materials or plan how to use what you have
• plan out what construction techniques will be used
• 1’x1’x3’ box: will float 187 lbs.
– if it’ll hold you, it’s big enough to float
• Flat bottom, sit-to-paddle & canoe styles - are the best/easiest
• Rudders help keep you straight but make turning difficult and
adds complexity to your design.
• Long boats go fast - but are harder to turn
• Short boats (<8’) - are difficult to keep straight
• Best Length: 8-12 feet
• Best Height: 18 inches
– allows room to sit/kneel & still paddle over the edge
• Best Width:
– 18”- 30”(max) for 1 person
– 48” wide for 2 people side by side
• Kneeling is a “power” position but sitting is more comfortable
• Cover all edges of cardboard - acts like siphon
• Cardboard Tubes make great frames
– Cut for joining & bending
– Fasten tubes together
• Cardboard Hull
– 1-2 layers, fasten & cover the seams
• Reinforce the area where you sit, kneel or stand

 

 


 

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