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andyn

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What happens when you get small children to make rafts
« on: August 28, 2008, 05:40:11 PM »

If you laugh at this, you can imagine the fun we had. We were all absolutely howling at them.



































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Re: What happens when you get small children to make rafts
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2008, 10:58:46 PM »

Had the designer of the Mk1 not reached the page about "metacentric height"?
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Re: What happens when you get small children to make rafts
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2008, 11:02:36 PM »

Great fun O0 :D

Try filling the barrels with water 1/2 - 2/3 full first, then attach logs to help prevent rolling.
Maybe then try 4 barrels in a square and use logs to make a deck.

Might help, but what would I know. {-) {-) {-)
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Re: What happens when you get small children to make rafts
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2008, 08:45:27 AM »

Reminds me of a time that I went on a corporate Improve Your Team sort-of-course near Windermere. The morning was archery - the best archery won points to buy bits (rope, barrels, spars) to make a raft in the afternoon, for the obligatory raft-race.

The thing is, I'd twenty years of Medieval re-enactment under my belt, and so, after lunch and a more-than-satisfying morning "at the butts", my team's bit of the beach looked like Harland & Wolf, surrounded by other teams "one barrel" or "six feet of rope".  ::)

How we laughed. But it was ok - after we'd made HMS Unsinkable, we bartered them the excess parts we had for beer.

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Re: What happens when you get small children to make rafts
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2008, 10:27:48 AM »

Great stuff, more than just one barrel of laughs there!
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Re: What happens when you get small children to make rafts
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2008, 10:30:07 AM »

 
   {-) {-) {-)    O0
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Re: What happens when you get small children to make rafts
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2008, 10:35:13 AM »

Reminds me of many corporate "Team building" events!
Why do people always put the barrels "line astern" fashion. I swear they do it just to get me in the drink!

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Re: What happens when you get small children to make rafts
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2008, 11:15:48 AM »

  Most enjoyable  :D  but watch the joy stop when the 'elf and safety spot it... :'(
Harry
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Re: What happens when you get small children to make rafts
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2008, 12:46:31 PM »

Several years ago I saw some round tablers practicing for a raft race at "my" pond - large blocks of expanded polystyrene with a bath on top.  They managed to board a crew, but had a heck of a time when it came to disembarking.  Eventually the park patrol came over looking very official.  He offered them a bar of soap.
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Re: What happens when you get small children to make rafts
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2008, 09:49:07 PM »

That reminds me of a company team building day at Gilwell Park in Chingford, building rafts to cross the bomb hole. I was the only one in my team who could tie knots properly, good fun though {-) {-) {-)


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Re: What happens when you get small children to make rafts
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2008, 05:16:13 PM »

  Most enjoyable  :D  but watch the joy stop when the 'elf and safety spot it... :'(
Harry

That was the local sailing centre running it, we even stopped boating to watch O0
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