PlasTurko PET Bottle Boat




Introduction: PlasTurko PET Bottle Boat

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Bir çok insanın hayali ufak bir tekne sahibi olup balığa çıkmaktır.

Ekonomik koşullardan ötürü genellikle bu hayaller gerçekleşmez.

Parasız da oluyor!

Many people’s dream is to own a small boat to go fishing.

Due to the economic conditions do not occur often those dreams.

It is possible without money!

Neden pet şişe!

Why PET bottle!

Biz herşeyi hurdadan yapıyoruz.

Dünyanın hurdası her gün sokağa atılıyor.

1 gün içinde bir teknelik pet şişe toplanabilir.

Çok üşengeçsen esnaftan rica edersin… Senin için biriktirirler!

We are doing everything from scrap.

Many scrap thrown into the streets every day.

All bottles for a boat can be collected in one day.

If You are too lazy You can ask the shopkeepers… They will save for you!

Step 1: The Construction / Yapım Aşaması

Pet şişeleri sıcak silikonla yapıştırdım.
PET bottles are pasted with hot silicon.

Yavaş yavaş teknenin duvarlarını oluşturdum.

I slowly created walls of the boat.

Şişelerin içini kırpık strafor ile doldurdum.

I filled the bottles with styrofoam.

Bazı şişeleri polyurethane köpük ile doldurdum.

Some bottles filled with polyurethane foam.

Tüm şişeler birbirine köpük ile tutturuldu.

All bottles were joined by polyurethane foam.

Step 2: Sail and Paddle

Yelken için iki süpürge sopasına branda yapıştırdım.
The canvas pasted on Two broomstick.

Kürek için de süpürge sopası kullandım.

I used also a broomstick to build the paddle.

Ucuna bir pet şişe sokuşturup köpük sıktım.

Sonra da ayağımla ezip yassılaştırdım.

I put a bottle to the and of the stick and filled with polyurethane foam.

Than I crushed the bottle with my foot for flattening.

Step 3: First Try / İlk Deneme

Kartal kum depolarının koyunda teknenin üstüne balıklama atladım.
In Istanbul Kartal I jumped to the boat facedown.

Ayağımdan tutmasalar Büyükada’da soluğu alacaktım.

If they didn’t hold my foot I will be at Prince Islands!

Step 4: Second Try / İkinci Deneme

Karşıdaki şilebe gideceğim diye tutturdum.
Tam yolu yarılamıştım ki kıyıdaki balıkçılar bana bağırmaya başladı.

Laf yetiştireceğim diye ayağa kalktım.

Misina önce küreğe sonra da boynuma dolandı.

I persist to sail to the big ship.

As i was on the half way, fishermen began yelling at me.

I stood up for saying something.

Fishing line was around my neck and paddle.

Cumburlop denize!

Plop into the sea!

İnat ettim ayağımdaki botları bırakmayacağım diye.

Dibi boyladım..

Kayığa çıkmayı denedim.

I persist not leave the boots on my feet.

I end up in the bottom…

I tried to climb on the boat.

O kadar hafif ki… Durmadan takla atıyor!

She is so light… Non-stop turning!

Bir kayıkçı kurtardı beni.

A sailor saved me.

Olay 15 dakika içinde adalardan bile duyulmuş!

The event had even heard in 15 minutes in Prince Islands!

Step 5: Third Try / Üçüncü Deneme

Çoluk çocuk çook eğlendik!
So we kids had fun!

5 metreliğini yapmak için tekneyi

tavana astım.

Yapımcısı gibi uçuyor!

I hang her to the ceiling for the construction the real boat.
She is flying like me!

Step 6: The Real Boat Will Be So! / Gerçeği Şu Şekilde Olacak!

Silikon pet şişeyi yapıştırmıyor.

Sadece yapım aşamasında şişeleri yerinde tutsun diye kullandım.

Köpük pet şişeyi yapıştırmıyor.

Bu teknede yapışmış hiç bir şey yok!

Köpük şişeleri kavradığı için kayık bütün olarak duruyor.

Şişeleri yapıştırmak için ip, koli bandı ya da cırt bant kullanılabilir.

Silicon does not paste plastic bottles.

So I just used silicon for keeping bottles at the construction site.

Polyurethane foam does not paste plastic bottles.

Nothing stuck on this boat!

Foam clutchs botles so the boat standing whole.

To connect bottles you can use rope, duck tape ore plastic clamp.

Asla bir maketle denize açılma!

Don’t sail with a model!

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    5 years ago

    Guzel bir proje olmus elinize saglik


    Reply 5 years ago

    Çok sağ ol batery99


    5 years ago

    Love it! I have had a similar idea using plastic milk jugs, but I've never actually tried it. Way to go for showing it can be done!


    Reply 5 years ago

    Dream, have you considered recycling those milk jugs, by melting them down, then making sheets, and weld them together into a hull of your own design?


    Reply 5 years ago

    Have you tried melting down large amounts of plastic and molding it into large, structurally sound pieces? Seems like it would be a lot easier to just toss them all into a big net bag, or tie them together by the handles. If I just want a recycled plastic boat, well, my milk jugs do get picked up for recycling and I could buy a boat made of recycled plastic. The idea of using them as-is, is about saving time and effort and money.


    Reply 5 years ago

    Actually, I've made armor for Live Action Role Playing groups, from HDPE, culled from discarded sheets and blue barrels used for detergents for cleaning apples. This was done between 1989 to 1992. So could large amounts be melted down and made structurally sound? Absolutely. The only time I experienced structural failures was when I used rivets rather than welding the plastic, when piecemealing it together.

    You could throw a bunch of milk jugs into a net or tie them together, to make a raft. Sure! Refugees do it all the time. That isn't even close to what the author did either. I thought he was quite clever for using the materials at hand, but still able to make something that resembled a boat. It's like an art piece you can use.

    In regards to your remark about why bother to recycle it down, and make a boat from recycled materials, when you can just buy one. Ok, first off, you are speaking out of ignorance. I have yet to see any companies in the US, and a tiny thimble's amount worldwide, that make boats solely from recycled HDPE materials. Also, on an industrial scale, it'd be expensive to produce one this way, to say the least. So that is the only point you get in your favor. For a clever guy at home, to make one for himself, it's not really as expensive as you seem to think.

    A cheap blender bought at a second hand store, an old cookie sheet, his oven, and C clamps are the only hardware you need. If you're already a craftsman, you don't need to spend a dime on C clamps. A second hand blender is 5 to 8 bucks tops at a thrift store. Cookie sheets are like a buck to 3 bucks tops, if you have that. The molds can be made from recovered sheets of plywood, and if you don't have baking parchment or aluminum foil in your cupboard, you made need to buy those. Not really expensive, not even for someone living on minimum wage.

    You can even make your own welding sticks with the plastic. And to weld it, if you have a heat gun, you can train your eye and hand coordination to weld the sheets together, or weld the HDPE formed ribs to the sheeting. So a 9mm thick sheet, measuring 30cm x 30cm is around 20 to 24 cups of ground up HDPE milk jugs (depending on how fine you ground them in the blender). Then all it takes is a good design, and some experience in fabrication to piece it all together, into an amazing watercraft. If you so choose to build one.

    Milk jugs can be fairly easy to find. One example, go to apartment complexes and post a sign, saying you want to them for the purpose of your project. You'd be surprised how many people will happily give away their empties to you, if it means they can see their trash turned into a real world item, and defy belief it's real. But it is.

    I should also add, that you should heat the plastic in a ventilated area, due to HDPE being an irritant. Of course if it's on fire, it's dangerous. From the oven, well unless you're standing right over it and decide to inhale, sure that'll cause you grief. According the OSHA MSDS, HDPE is also a safe plastic for storage and contact with food and water.

    So I'm going to agree to disagree with your sentiments towards my terse suggestion, Dream. All the best to your endeavors. :)


    Reply 5 years ago

    Wow, educational, fascinating and impressive! Everything I expected when I belatedly noticed I was replying to "AeroSpaceWatercraft"!


    Reply 5 years ago

    Hard bottles are better... I don't know the hardness of milk jugs in your country!

    Just try... You don't nead any money for a MilkyBoat!

    No water no beer!

    Drink only milk all family... Healty boat building way!


    5 years ago

    Hangi sehirdesin abi sen akdeniz mi burasi? Turkce aciklama olayini takdir ettim.Yakin zamanda mumkunse ziyarete gelebilirim.


    Reply 5 years ago

    Kardeş bu kayığı Istanbul Kartal'da yaptım... Orası Kartal kum depolarının olduğu yer.

    Aslında öykü burada bitmedi... Zaman oldukça yazacağım.

    Tekne ufak ama bu çook büyük bir proje!

    Beklerim hemen atla gel... Şu an Bodrum'dayım!


    5 years ago

    Very original! maybe gaffer tape (aka duct tape or tape tape) might work to hold the bottles together?


    Reply 5 years ago

    I used thin transparant foil. 5 times with glue... (i forget to write in instructable... Sorry!)

    Duck tape is a good idea... I will try and write it here... Thanks!

    The ship is now like a coffin!


    5 years ago

    Amazing boat!! Great start as well