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Homemade Boat's and rafts (Share what you have built)

Discussion in 'Stupid Stuff' started by swampratt, Mar 31, 2021.

  1. Fyrtwuck

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    When I was a kid I lived on the SE side of Okc. There was a motorcycle shop near SE 29th. I grabbed a piece of foam that was used for shipping motorcycles that was near the dumpster. It was about 4’x12’ and about 18” thick. After a rain, Lightning Creek would fill up with water and I’d ride my “raft” from near my house all the way to the park just south of 29th street.
     
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    Hmmmm.... y'all 167274277_10208420037495192_8699493421461169296_n.jpg think swamprat built this?
     
  3. CutBaitNBlowSh*tUp4ALivin

    CutBaitNBlowSh*tUp4ALivin CutBait Jr's Dad

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    I came across this after reading the thread last night. I'm still laughing.
     
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    swampratt are these any kin of yours? LMAO
     
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    That's awesome! I could hang with those guys easily. :D
     
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    Somewhere on the bottom of the Deep Fork river just south of Warwick you might find a 55 gal oil drum with the side cut out of it. At one time it had a wooden outrigger but am sure that is long gone. Thinking it must have been around 1957 when my cousin and I dreamed up the idea of turning a make shift cow feeder into a raft. We didn't get very far before the outrigger gave up and our raft was on the bottom.
     
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    Also remember my step dad and an uncle built an aluminum boat. Used a Crosley engine complete with transmission. About all I remember is it leaked and wasn't around for very long.
     
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    My dad fed Mormons liquid feed in 4’x6’x 3’ deep ’red tubs that had a lid with 4 wheels that were 1/4 exposed on top. We would take the lid off, put them in a pond and fashion a paddle or push poke from whatever we could find. Lots of good times until we sank a few and dad started questioning where they went.


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    I saw this ad over on Facebook yesterday and got a kick out of it. According to the seller, he has made and sold around 800 of these to an outfitter down in Texas.



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    I wonder what the floor is?

    Pretty neat idea.
    :drunk2:
     
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