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This is my entry for Kiteman's International Go-Pro Challenge, the Make It Stick Contest 2 and the 4th Epilog challenge. Its also my very first ible :D Enjoy!

(For Kiteman's International Go-Pro Challenge)
The 'international' part of this ible is the fact that Singapore used to be a humble fishing village and is now a successful trading port, so boats are pretty important in the development of my country. Hope you enjoy it!

(For the Make It Stick Contest 2)
I've used super glue here though there's not a lot. But hey, its a good use of it!

(For the 4th Epilog challenge)
I think these are pretty cool because they're so tiny! It requires a lot of precision to build these and a lot of creativity to turn a piece of PVC into a ship, so I think I'm pretty eligible to enter this contest. Plus I have a shrink ray.


(Constructive criticism welcomed)

(None of the pictures were taken with potatoes, though some with a watermelon)
 
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Step 1: Materials

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You need *deep breath*

1) A piece of PVC

2) Super glue (CA)

3) Alumin- (whatever you call it) foil

Now that was a *ahem* long list...

Step 2: Tools

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To make this you'll need a few tools too...

1) Junior hacksaw (a regular one's a bit thick)

2) Sandpaper (80 and 220)

3) An ultra fine point sharpie

4)  A knife

5) A flame (I used an alcohol lamp cos it looks cool)

6) Pliers (I used some old forceps)

Step 3: Measure and cut

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Measure about 1/3 of the pipe and cut it down with the junior hack

Trim off the burrs with a knife and sand it nice and smooth. It makes it easier to handle later.
jlyvers7432 years ago
What a cool idea! Since bath tubs have gotten so small my fleet doesn't fit any more. Hey with these, Anchors Away, were taken Normandy! I'll never grow-up. Please tell me they float!
micraman (author)  jlyvers7432 years ago
Aww man sorry but they don't. But maybe if you made them out of foam and used a grain of sand for a ballast it might work ;)
tylercard3 years ago
I can't believe how small it is! Got my vote for sure. Can't wait to see what you could do with a laser.
micraman (author)  tylercard3 years ago
Thanks! Maybe one day I can fit my creations in the eye of a needle like Willard Wigan.
tinker2343 years ago
wow got my vote could i modify this to make micro parts for a robot i am making
micraman (author)  tinker2343 years ago
Hey thanks! Do post some pics when u make the bot!
i will got find my solder stuff just moved
jbrecken3 years ago
If you put these little boats in water do they float and stay upright?
micraman (author)  jbrecken3 years ago
Sadly no... maybe if I made them out of some dense foam.
micraman (author) 3 years ago
Hey guys! If you think this instructable is awesome pls vote for it!
I agree, this is pretty awesome! And it was really fun reading it :)
Do you make other things out of PCV?
micraman (author)  Penolopy Bulnick3 years ago
Unfortunately no... But i'm working on it!
rimar20003 years ago
What a great work! Congratulations.
mrmath3 years ago
WHY IS THIS NOT FEATURED! AWESOME INSTRUCTABLE!