For some reason, 2005 has been the summer of Rat Boats in the Rat Patrol. We were all very inspired by the Guerilla Flotilla. Here are some of our zany floating contraptions.
Rats gathered on the banks of the lovely Chicago River (flow: 60% effluent) for a bouyancy test and a quick jaunt upstream. Matt the Rat brought the Cola-Tiki, his attempt to make a boat from broomsticks, dental floss, and 2-liters:
A good Rat Boat is also a bike trailer, for efficient hauling to the launch site. An even better one can then carry your bike with you downriver.
Hrm, it all worked out on paper... close, very close. Back to the lab. Time to drink more Faygo.
Gut a jet ski, build some deck chairs, add a bike and some barrels, and you've got a boat that's slow, unresponsive, and fun!
Yes, you CAN be the urban cyclist version of a bass-boatin' redneck!
Okay now we're just getting silly.