1000 liters PE Water Tank Boat

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  1. mustafaumu sarac
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    mustafaumu sarac Senior Member

    Hello there, I spent long time to design and build myself a complete closed to elements pico boat.
    And I bought Selway Fisher Micro 8 plans from Paul. Whatever I calculate the hull buildng cost , its very expensive.

    I found a 25 kilograms to 1.5 x 0.9 x 0.9 meters watertank polyethylene , it only costs 60 dollars

    My friend said to me , it would collapse with wave to inwards.

    What do you think, can I trip Istanbul to Crete or Santorini with it if I support the half bottom with grp and add a plate keel .
  2. Mr Efficiency
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    Mr Efficiency Senior Member

    No. I don't think you can safely venture far at all, with a watertank that was never intended to be a boat. Extreme risk taking, not even a desperate refugee would attempt it.
  3. kerosene
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    kerosene Senior Member

    Death trap. Don't do it.

  4. SamSam
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    SamSam Senior Member

    It won't collapse if you brace it right. I think it could be done, maybe you're the one to do it.
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