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Discussion in 'Scenery, Props, and Rigging' started by Jamielee, Dec 22, 2016.
Need ideas on how to build a light weight stage boat that 3 dancers can stand on?
build boats for boating use of foam, glue, and canvas, and strong enough for that.
How light? One person easy carry or two not quite so easy?
I would like to keep the weight down. Will use wheels to carry on stage as the dancers will be rotate the boat 360 on stage. Looking for a canoe with an outrigger. All ideas welcome
paddle a canoe a lot and have never used an outrigger. Like this?
Canoe training wheels??
I truely don't think you will find a prefabbed canoe with outriggers and wheels. To cut the weight just built a wagon and shape foam in the form of a canoe on top the wagon.
I like this one for theatre - a duct tape boat - with an outrigger!
PS - This is Gafftapers!
Props and Stage rigging as the New member forum is really for "howdy" messages. Just a house keeping thing.
@Jamielee when you get a chance go back to the New Member forum and post a thread about who you are, what you do, how you found CB and how wonderful it is to be here !
I would like to clarify a couple more things, before we drown poor @Jamielee in questions.
Sounds like this will be used in a musical dance number, Yes? People will be standing in it / on it? Are you looking for a Polynesian style outrigger canoe? Like the beginning of Hawaii 5-0 <The old one>
To go with the last question, Old? New? Old style that should look new?
From the initial questions and answers it sounds like the dancers are rolling it out into place then dancing around it. Is that correct?
The only thing that concerns me with any of this is the idea of Dancers being in the canoe when it moves. If they are seated that is one thing, if they are standing or God forbid, Dancing, while the boat is moving that could spell disaster for all.
So all we know is that you need an OC-3 on wheels.
build it like a wood slat canoe. I have built similar using cedar 1x6 planks rip to 1/4". I taped the formers and used superglue and an accelerator so it sets in 5 seconds. about 1" at each former. Sand with belt sander, then wrap the outside in fiberglass and epoxy. Remove formers and coat the inside. You could leave in some of the formers (no tape) or or cut the center of the former out to make "ribs".
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