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Log Cruiser

Log Cruiser

The outdoorsmen and the pond have ever been close companions. Surely you can find four good stout logs and cleat them with pieces of scantling firmly spiked on. It is best to have the fore end of the raft pointed as shown, for it will break the waves and cut through the water more easily. Between the second and third log is a center-board just like Fig. 3. It hangs down into the water and can be raised and lowered at will. The rudder plan is made clear by Fig. 5. The sail is the most difficult part to make. Use a sapling for a mast and brace it with two wires stretched from its highest point to the front cleat. Fig 4 shows the size and rigging of the sail. If you cannot afford a sail you can paddle the raft.