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Project by milbert posted 06-02-2011 04:32 AM 2609 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

What to do on a beautiful day with friends? Build a log raft of course!!

After floating down the river on plastic tubes one day, we decided we had to build ourselves a log raft. So we went down to the river and started gathering logs. Our tools of choice were a hatchet, a knife and some twine to hold everything down.

We cleared an area to work on a nearby path, we chopped our three main support logs. Then we cut all the cross beams, found the best positions for them, and put on ties. Then two logs were used as tie downs on top to clamp everything together. In the end it turned out to be a pretty solid vessel.

The only thing left to do was to test it out, so we hauled it down to the river and it FLOATED!! I even got on and rode it a bit. We’re going back tomorrow with a couple floats to put underneath to keep it riding high and take it down the river!





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dakremer

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#1 posted 06-02-2011 04:37 AM

Bear Grills is hiding behind the camera isnt he???? You guys must build all the things he “says” he does….

very cool :)

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#2 posted 06-02-2011 05:42 AM

In withdrawal since “Lost” ended, huh?

-- 9 3/4 fingers remaining.

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#3 posted 06-02-2011 07:27 AM

Castaway…........

-- mike...............

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#4 posted 06-02-2011 03:14 PM

Simply but a fun ride

-- David ; "BE SAFE BE HAPPY" Brockport , NY

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David LaBolle

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#5 posted 06-02-2011 03:54 PM

Put some floats?

More logs! More logs!!

Have fun. ; )

-- When we build, let us think that we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for

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#6 posted 06-02-2011 07:25 PM

rudder?

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#7 posted 06-02-2011 07:30 PM

JUmping huck fin what a nasty looking rustic table top .Oh wait my mistake it’s a beautifully designed raft well it may not be beautiful but I could enjoy myself on itif the weather was warm enough.LOL Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#8 posted 06-02-2011 07:45 PM

Scotsman took my Huck Finn reference! LOL!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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