« Lovable Old Polluted Canal | Main | Messing About in Boats »

A New Trash Raft

Getting ready for the upcoming Guerilla Flotilla, I've been gathering materials for a new trash raft. I found some broken styrofoam squares blowing around a nearby construction site which will provide the flotation. My idea is to build a lightweight frame with wheels which can be towed behind a bike, with styrofoam underneath to float the raft. Something simple and light.

2x4s are easy enough find, but I wanted some thinner and lighter wood. Fortunately I found an old French door in the trash a few blocks away:

072812_L037 copy

Using the long wood pieces on the edges of the door, I assembled a frame to fit the width & length of two styrofoam blocks. The two bicycle forks at the end will hold the wheels for the trailer.

072912_L040 copy

The cross bars of the frame are positioned for the front and back of a low lawnchair. Better to have a low center of gravity because I have no idea how tippy the craft will be.

072912_L042 copy

Post a comment

(If you haven't left a comment here before, you may need to be approved by the site owner before your comment will appear. Until then, it won't appear on the entry. Thanks for waiting.)


This page contains a single entry from the blog posted on August 2, 2012 11:21 AM.

The previous post in this blog was Lovable Old Polluted Canal.

The next post in this blog is Messing About in Boats.

Many more can be found on the main index page or by looking through the archives.

Powered by
Movable Type 3.35