rRaft stands for recycledRaft, which is exactly what we're trying to construct. rRaft is a locally based recycling project whose goal is to reuse various materials in building a functional raft.

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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Starting back up!

After all this time, I had given up on the rraft, but I still had those 1000 bottles tucked away. When instructables.com released their keep the bottle contest, I realized that I had to start it up again. The new design will require less recycled material (though I still want to recycle whatever I can) and will be smaller, using about half the bottles. Today I went to Home Depot and bought a 40" x 25' roll of garden fencing mesh. I also made two pontoons. Each one is a cylinder made of 78 in. of the fence, and filled with 162 bottles each. They were closed up with zip ties. I plan on adding two smaller pontoons for more support.

The frame will be made of PVC, and so far the platform will be fiberglass resin coated plywood. I'm still looking for other ideas to use instead of the plywood.

I'm just glad to finally be finishing this project!


Anonymous said...

um, i hope you don't mind me doing a research on the raft's model (for school) but anyway, i credit everything to you :) um, will it be okay to have your name/s so that i could site it as a reference to my research project? =)

recycledRaft said...

I don't mind at all! My name is Micah Weiss. Let me know if you have any other questions.