The $1.99 Noodley Beverage Boat

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Intro: The $1.99 Noodley Beverage Boat

THIS INSTRUCTABLE WILL BE FEATURED ON THE RACHAEL RAY SHOW

(Backyard DIY) July 4th 2017!!!

[Note from Jonathan, This is the ORIGINAL FOLKS, I have seen HUNDREDS or copycats now!]

Living in Las Vegas, and spending so much time in the pool has taught me, you need to keep drinking, to stay hydrated, and the liquid should be cool.

(Notice I am not saying *WHAT* Liquid)

Having a cooler full of ice, and liquid is fine, But It needs to sit BY the Pool,
so to get a drink I have to leave the pool, trek over hot decking, get my drink, head back into the pool, set my drink on the hot deck, while I am in the water, or swim with my drink.

Now I have seen some of the floaty drink holders in the Pool stores $34.00 holds 4 drinks .. BAH!

I don't understand why there is no "floating ice chest" that holds 10-15 can's or bottles with enough ice to keep them cold for a few hours..

Well, THIS IS INSTRUCTABLES ... SO ... I PRESENT ...

The $1.99 Noodley Beverage Boat


Seeking inspiration, I went to the Local .99 cent store, and bought a pool noodle (basically its a kinda fibrous floating material) a medium sized plastic storage container (with a locking lid) and some waterproof nylon rope.

Cut the Noodle into 4 pieces (Two Long, and two shorter) Used the rope to tie them all together, and wrapped the noodle and rope around the lid of the plastic container.

Took my project to the pool, for first test; filled the container with water, placed it in the pool, then jumped it and tried to capsize it.
(with no success) then drained out the water, added Ice, and cold sodas and beer, placed back in the pool ...

[Editors note, I "TOFTT" here, to make sure that the beverages stayed cold, and did not spill, no matter how many I drank, It was a hazardous and dangerous risk, not only to myself, but to my bladder]

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rfakhre

6 years ago on Introduction

does instructables have an award show? This year's winner for Simplest Instructable goes to THIS ONE. or The Under 5 dollar category winner is, etc...

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MartiniGirlChar

2 years ago

What are the dimensions of the storage container?

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patatarium

4 years ago

Is really cool good job

Well Done! Simple, Creative and fills a need for much less than the "pool stores" have to offer. EPIC INSTRUCTABLE!

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petrien

5 years ago on Introduction

Now hack off the bottom of a couple of remote control boats and screw them onto the bottom to make a remote controlled drink boat! (Don't know how much it could hold though, as the motors can't be that strong)

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chico_swizz

5 years ago

Good idea for pool parties

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Judith756

6 years ago on Introduction

So simple and yet I would never have thought of it. Great build.
Thanks!!

They say "necessity is the mother of invention", Personally I always thought it was "laziness is the mother of invention" -- Either way, I am glad you liked it!!

:)

Jonathan

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hallsan

6 years ago on Introduction

Sweet!! handy for those pool parties. Now can we put a cover on it to shade the drinks from the sun?

Just thought you should know that your photo is being used here on this auction : http://www.listia.com/auction/5973068-diy-floating-cooler. Most likely your tutorial is being auctioned off as well.

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macgeekthirteenthmuse

Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

thanks, it takes 'chutzpa' to take someone Else's idea and say its your own, but it takes balls to "sell it"

Jonathan

So awesome! I posted it on my website, here's the link:
http://www.lescreateliers.com/Les_Createliers/Idees_Ideas/Entries/2012/8/30_Bateau_a_beuvragesBeverage_boat.html
Cheers!
Marie-Eve