Throwing an appliance box in the pool and calling it a boat sounds both easy and absurd. What’s more absurd is spending days crafting a carefully designed vessel of the same material, only to have it eventually disintegrate into a flimsy mess at the bottom of the pool.
The obvious reason to construct a cardboard water vessel is to race it in the Cardboard Boat Regatta on Sunday, June 28, an event co-sponsored by the Asotin County Family Aquatic Center and Lewiston Parks and Recreation. You can build for speed, you can build for show or you can build to be the last one to sink.
Building your boat can be as simple or as complicated as you want it to be. If you want some construction ideas and tips, do a little online research and ready your caulk gun for plenty of action.
Either way, start early; the big cardboard boxes that work best for this sort of thing will be disappearing from appliance stores like ice cubes in your lemonade.