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A small boat that you wind up and will go forward in a pond or swimming pool

A list of things needed:

1. A square peice of wood
2. A thin square peice of wood
3. A thin rubberband
4. A saw
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Step 1: The main part of the boat

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First you will need a peice of wood (preferably a square peice).
Cut it so it is an arrow shape. Then cut a box out of the bottom.
It helps if you make round cuts on either side of the box so the water is pushed in a more water dynamic way.

Step 2: The Rotor Peice

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The rotor peice is what propels the boat threw the water with the rubberband. Get a thin square peice of wood cut it so it fits inside of your square cutout on the boat. Drill two holes in the wood an equal length away from the sides so the rubberband can fit through.

Step 3: Finishing up

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Put the rubberband threw the two holes like a weave and wrap the rubberband around the two sides of your square cutout. To make it propel twist the rotor backwards so when you let go the rubberband will go the opposite way and propel the boat threw the water.
WAFFLES992 months ago

haha cool

thing 26 years ago
thats very cool get it the water was probably cool.lol That is a very cool idea i want to make one!
can u make one out of metal
Joely6 years ago
Roooarrr thats real really realy really *notice i spelt realy with 1 l then 2 ls then 1 l then 2 ls? yay!
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Shifrin7 years ago
man i have to try this!
jakezcop7 years ago
ooooooooooo! aahhhhhhhhhhh! EXITEMENT!!!
FatFuck8 years ago
Awsome. I think I'm going to have to try that
Duranis8 years ago
WOW! I used to have a toy wooden boat like this when I was a little kid (my sister made it for me). Had completely forgotten about it until now! The paddle shape on the one I had was an + if you looked at it from the side.
Thats cool! I like that. Great instructable. Maybe you could use surgical tubing instead of rubber bands.
engineer_01 (author)  joejoerowley8 years ago
That would be a good idea
hmm...now time to scale it up...
bumpus8 years ago
yay simple stuff!!
Dash-28 years ago
I made one of these in Wood shop a few years ago, mine was themed as a shark, of course. =D