Hello, here's another type of raft I've built for small explorations, this time for the purpose of exploring islands in the rivers north of Montréal. Both rafts took only an hour or so to make and were totally fine for short little journeys. It is not the most seaworthy design, but would be totally good for paddling around in a lake or calm river. These first pictures are of the smaller raft, the S.S.Tabarnak! It was made from two 33 gallon barrels, some broken hinges, and about five feet of an old 2x4. It was technically the better raft, but I don't usually find those 33 gallon barrels. Good for at least 320 pounds, seems like it could take some more tho'.