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  1. #1 Boat Floats Using Recycled Soda Bottles 
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    Boat made of plastic bottles to make ocean voyage - CNN


    This was actually some time back, but I found it very innovative. From what I understand, there were some problems with the bottles reacting to dea water that failed the voyage. Do you think it would be possible to improve on the design? Perhaps instead of pop bottles perhaps a crafty person could maketheir own bottles with scuttle valves and such.


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    Looks as if it worked:

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    Specs and other details. NO desalination, refrigeration, air conditioning or heating, of course. Adventure is mostly about being deprived, you see. If the voyage HAD run into trouble, would similar craft been adequate to provide assistance? No.

    A dumb stunt by a rich kid.
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    Hi Arthur,

    The question in all this, is could we make our own bottles at home without going to the recycle idea? Not that I don't like recycling, but I think the pop-bottles need more than a fill-up with air. They need a valve to either remove air, say to fill with water, or to fill it back in if we used it for something else.
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