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Hi all, I'm the founder of a project called Clean Up Bristol Harbour (in the UK). Since September 2016 we gather volunteers to go around Bristol Harbour to collect the floating litter. We try to do this as much as we can from the water - encouraging people to bring their own crafts (SUP, kayaks, canoes etc.). The project has grown over the years and we are now looking to build our own boat and we would have loved to make it out of the rubbish/plastic we collect from the harbour. What and aim? A boat, fairly flat, to take on a 'large' number of people (15-20) around Bristol Harbour (flat-ish waters, poodle along no high speed) to collect the floating litter. I have been doing some research and at the moment these are the two options I have come across:   1) A replicate from HUBBUB plastic fishing boat https://www.hubbub.org.uk/Blogs/neighbourhoods-blog/hubbub-launches-worlds-first-recycled-plastic-boat HUBBUB is a foundation based in London that basically made a boat from plastic bottles. They sent them to be converted into Plaswood (https://www.plaswoodgroup.com/) which then got assembled/built by master boat builder Mark Edwards http://richmondbridgeboathouses.co.uk/craftsmen.html. Youtube videos: - plaswood https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFlKWtwnFR4&t=18s, - boat builder https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Wb8d88x8o8&t=25s However, I was told that plaswood would actually be quite heavy so in the long term maybe not the most sustainable/environmentally friendly. 2) Usual boat building way Using fibreglass, recycled PET foam core and some epoxy resin. Any thoughts, ideas, contacts of people that would be interested in this kind of project? Warmest, Chloe
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