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Engineer Friends Met After 10 Years And Made An Awesome Boat Out Of Wood


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You rarely get to see high school and college friends once you are busy with your careers. If you do have a get together at some point later, what do you do? Play cards, reminisce about past life, etc. I take it none of you would make an excellent Viking remnant on your own and go for a run in the local lake? Well, these guys did just that.

These college friends made a vow back in college that they would meet ten years later and do something awesome. This is what they pulled off:

They began pursuing their idea by cutting slices of marinBoat DIYe plywood.


They started working hard and put a rain cover on top.

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This base layer is here. Any guesses where this is going?

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Strands of copper wire are holding the different sections together. Yes, it is a boat. No prizes for guessing now.

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To install seating and provide shape, they installed thwarts.

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To seal the joints and stop the water inflow, they used some heated epoxy.

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Applying these resins was a tedious job as too much could imbalance the shape and too less could prove disastrous.

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Once the resin dried up, they took it out for a test drive.

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Transporting was a bit of a problem. But trust them, they’re engineers. They can accomplish anything.

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Anchors away! The first run was a complete success.

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They came back and added some nifty features like splitting it for easier transport and putting on some Viking dragons at the edge of the hull.

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They found a more demanding platform to test the boat.

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Here is the working run of this amazing DIY.

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You could go snorkeling or scuba diving on this beauty. Get a few hammers and fake beards and you are good to attack some vulnerable English Isles as well.


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