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Thanks! The materials for this project had to be considered "trash", so it's difficult to come close to many of the suggestions.
I'd say around 300lbs. Considerably less than a normal pontoon of it's size. Thanks!
Thanks for the heads up! The reservoir that we tested on gave us permission for just that, testing. We plan on using the boat on other bodies, therefor we are looking to getting it in the state of Colorado registry.
The idea of this project was to turn trash into treasure for the contest. It is of course implied that proper registration and inspection is necessary. In our case, we got permission to test on a local reservoir. We plan on getting the boat inspected and registered for future use. Also we are looking into the best stain/sealant to waterproof our boat while preserving it's "recycled" status.
Same goes for my area, making the boat legal in most places is our next step. In this case we had permission to test.
Thank you all for your suggestions. This is our first draft of the trash boat and we look forward to improving it -keep the good ideas coming.
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