The aim of this build was to keep everything as simple as
it could be so we could repair it quickly and effectively,
not stopping you from being on a river for months waiting
for custom parts
Step 1: The Plan
To start with we wanted to make it entirely out of hollow
stainless steel, which is strong but heavy and won't float.
We also wanted chunky wheels with an axel, but in
the end we just wanted to keep it simple so it can be repaired.
The two poles avoid using any straps and are both made out of hollow
Even down to the materials we used for the nuts and bolts, we
always looked back at our design to improve it,
until we got to this.
Step 2: The Build
The bulid was a long and painful process of replacing and
waiting for parts to arive and after some time it was all done.
Step 3: How It Floats
Wood is the main material and while being cheap,
it floats well enough for me.
The poles are made of hollow aluminium which reduces
weight while increasing buoyancy.
Even down to the lightweight shopping trolley wheels
we made it float the best it can.
Participated in the
Outside Contest 2017