Funny you should mention that

by Renegade_Azzy

When I was in college, we made a boat for the city regattas "Anything That floats" race. Rules had specific length, width and height restrictions. But, as we read, only on launch.

So our pontoon boat had 2 layers, and once in the water, the top slid out and was roped to the bottom, doubling our length and allowing for our somewhat more numerous crew to paddle.

We beat the reigning champs* in engineering that year, and were the first new entry group to win 2 prizes (best engineering, best presentation).



*Port Authority Transit won almost every year, since they had public funding, a machine shop, and almost free union labor to build their very elaborate and this year, first to sink boat.

Posted on Aug 10, 2017, 9:14 PM

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  1. Re: Funny you should mention that. donkey, Aug 12, 2017
    1. It was probably listed as community outreach or something.... FireFrenzy, Aug 13, 2017
      1. lolz. Renegade_Azzy, Aug 13, 2017

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