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Cardboard Regatta Designs

Brian has entered us into a cardboard regatta on Friday. We will probably be the only sailors there, so we want to represent and WIN. I'm not sure what the prize is, but it is all about bragging rights. Our building materials are limited to cardboard and duct tape. Does anyone have any winning designs that you guys could share with us? Tips, ideas, advice are all gratefully accepted. We'll even put your name on our vessel to advertise your sponsorship!

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Brian has entered us into a cardboard regatta on Friday. We will probably be the only sailors there, so we want to represent and WIN. I'm not sure what the prize is, but it is all about bragging rights. Our building materials are limited to cardboard and duct tape. Does anyone have any winning designs that you guys could share with us? Tips, ideas, advice are all gratefully accepted. We'll even put your name on our vessel to advertise your sponsorship!

Many thanks!

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I'll design a boat for you, give me the details. So I can draw it, OK?

Tell me where you will be sailing and how many people inside.

How long it has to float, and how will it move.

The more details the better.
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I'll design a boat for you, give me the details. So I can draw it, OK?

Tell me where you will be sailing and how many people inside.

How long it has to float, and how will it move.

The more details the better.
Thanks! It actually will be a small boat to fit two people (not quite sure of the exact dimensions.) It will be made of soley cardboard and duct tape. They give us oars. The total distance is approximately 500 feet, and will be on salt water.
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Do you have unlimited duct tape and carboard?

So you're not sailing? Power???
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The races I've seen like this used paddles for propulsion.

Should this be moved to the design forum?
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I did this not to long ago.

Think simple! The elaborate designs fall apart very quickly.

Can you use that wax covered cardboard? That would be golden.
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