Mike knew that if he built it, they would come. So he built Floatzilla.
I was kayaking with my wife yesterday in Minneapolis and was drawn to this large odd looking structure floating in the middle of the lake. I decided to paddle over and say hi and was promptly offered a beer (which I of course accepted). Mike (the guy with the awesome cat shirt) decided to build a raft to cool off with his friends on a very hot Sunday afternoon.
The design was simple, impressive and effective. He just put three 4×8 sheets of plywood on a 2×4 frame, and cut notches in the 2×4’s to fit the canoe. A winch held the whole thing together.
Kudos to you Mike – and thanks for the beer!
Disclaimer: As with any outdoor activity, use your head, ok? Yes, these guys were drinking beer without life jackets out on the water, but – they were close to shore and were acting responsibly from what I could tell. Don’t build this and take on class III rapids with a case of beer, mmmK?