This is a boat I made for the local cardboard boat regatta.
A young friend and I decided to enter. He wanted a fish. So we made a "Brown Trout".
He wanted a trout, and since it was going to be a "Brown Trout", I gave it a racing number of #2
The basic process was to get up real early and go down the alleys downtown looking for large pieces of cardboard:
|Tunes for the 20 or so hours of work. check.|
|The rules say only cardboard, glue, duct tape and household paint.|
|This isn't a very good design. I was really going for the artwork. We knew we wouldn't win in the speed category.|
Here is my detailed plan:
|it ended up pretty close.|
|My young friend, Keola, wanted it to have a mustache. I didn't have a good reason why it couldn't, so here it is. The number 2 here was printed on the cardboard. Maybe it was destiny.|
|Fins and more paint. I also added about 3 tubes of glitter. I wanted it to shimmer.|
|A float tube painted to look like a bobber....|
|Some of the competition. We were ready to have anyone who wanted to waterski behind.|
|Stretches and push-ups to get limber.|
We made it out pretty well. And well, we made it back.