This notice is to advise you that the Annual General Meeting of the Campbellford Business Improvement Association (BIA) is being held at 6:30pm on 13 March 2014, upstairs in the large meeting room at the Campbellford Seymour Public Library.
The address is as follows.
Campbellford Seymour Public Library
98 Bridge St E.,
Your attendance would be appreciated. The Board is happy to announce that the proposed Budget is set at the same level as last year. However if you have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com.
We’re all in this together… lets make 2014 a Great Year!!
The Aug 2, 2014 weekend is approaching and with it comes the Campbellford BIA 19th Annual Waterfront Festival held at the Old Mill Park in Campbellford.
It has been through your assistance, that we have been able to make this event possible for the past 18 years. We thank you and hope you will be part .of our 19′th year.
Back again by popular demand will be the pre-made Cardboard boat races, the ever popular Volleyball Tournament and much more…..
This event is the big summer celebration not just for downtown but also for all of Campbellford and area. Win the “Drowned Rat” award in your pre-made Cardboard boat, be a “Master” of anticipation at Rock, Paper, Scissors, or Campbellford’s Greatest Flop at the Belly Flop contest. then be dazzled with the evening fireworks display.
Be part of the action, be part of the crowd, be prepared for fabulous excitement, at the Campbellford BIA 19th Annual Waterfront Festival.
There are many different “models” of Cardboard boats you can make.
Some work and others…
Supplies to build sample boat:
A sharp cutting tool
Screen installing roller
1 quart – of contact cement – (Gallon size shown)
2 tubes of construction adhesive (like Liquid Nails) and a caulking gun
A long straight edge
An old table or saw horses to place card board on while working.
Exterior (or interior) oil base primer (Home Hardware has confirmed a suitable paint is available)
You may use any latex enamel or spray paint for final coats (no multi-part paints allowed).
Paint brushes and rollers
Building square (optional)
Patching plaster (optional – Not shown)
For any project this size it is a good idea to make a project model. A scaled down version of your craft and get most, if not all of the “bugs” worked out before you attempt to build the full sized craft.
To build a boat you need Cardboard like the one shown on the right. 4’ x 8’ sheets are available from local appliance stores, some commercial box stores.
Call ahead or visit…. Bennett’s, Home Hardware, Rona Cashway or Canadian Tire and by asking in advance have then set aside suitable large cardboard boxes for your project.
You can also contact the CBIA Secretary 4’ x 8’ sheets are available at info@campbellford bia.ca or 705-653-4335. Once again …. Call ahead !!
Now you must decide how wide you want the boat to be. It should be a minimum of 24″ wide up to a max of 33″ wide for good stability. The sides can be anywhere from 8″ to 18″ high, but we have found from experience that 10″ works very well.
Always use a straight edge to mark the line for cut and folding. You can use the screen roller to roll along the straight edge and score the line by breaking through the first layer of cardboard. Hold the straight edge against the scored line and bend the cardboard along the score line. Bend it so it is laying on the cardboard and then bring it back to 90 degrees.
Measure the other side so it is the same height as the side you just folded.
Mark it and use the straight edge to draw your line and as a guide when you cut it.
You need to cut four rectangular bulkhead braces; two for the rear transom, one for a center brace and one for a front brace. Measure the width and height of the inside of the boat with the two sides held up-right at 90 degrees to the bottom.
Here we have a scrap piece that was exactly the correct width.
Cutting the bulkhead pieces to fit.
Use an inexpensive paint brush to apply the contact cement to the sides of the two pieces that will be installed in the rear for the transom. You also need to apply contact cement to the bottom and side edges of each piece and to the bottom and sides of the boat where the braces will be installed.
Hint: Place the contact cement brush in a container of water. It will remain pliable as long as you keep it underwater. Just use a paper towel to wipe off the water when you want to use the brush. We’ve kept brushes pliable for over a month.
Follow the instructions on the contact cement can. After applying the cement, you must wait for the pieces to dry to the touch before joining them together.
Hint: I like wearing rubber gloves when using contact cement and work in a well ventilated area.
Since this boat is 33″ wide, we doubled up on the brace in the center as well as the rear.
We then used duct tape to hold the pieces together. Notice the tape goes all the way across the boat.
Once the braces are in, you can apply a bead of construction adhesive along the sides and the bottom of each piece. This provides additional strength and it seals the pieces from water.
You should also apply a bead along the edge of the boat that you bent. Remember you cut into the first layer, so the bead of construction adhesive will seal that as well.
Now for the front of the boat. We measured back 20″ from the front of the boat and cut along the edge of the boat.
Use the screen roller to score the cardboard so you can bend the two sides of the boat that you cut free to form the bow of the boat.
Measure the center of the boat on the bottom piece and draw a line so you know where the center line is.
Bring the two sides together at the center and decide how much of a slope you want to the front.
Using a straight edge, mark a line on both sides where you want to cut. The line will go from the front down to the bottom where your bend meets the bottom of the boat.
Cut along this line on both sides.
Place your front bulkhead in and use the screen roller to score the cardboard where it will be bent to create the slope of the nose.
Hold the bulkhead in place and lift the nose piece so it bends along the scored line.
Hold the two sides together so they meet at the center line you marked earlier.
Hold the pieces together as you mark the bottom piece along the outside walls.
Once it is marked, cut along those marked lines.
Apply contact cement to all the surfaces to be joined, including the front bulkhead.
Once the contact cement is dry to the touch, first install the bulkhead and then join the bow pieces together. You can use duct tape to hold the pieces together.
Once again, use construction adhesive to seal and reinforce a the joints.
Now take the extra piece of cardboard and measure a piece to create a front deck for the bow of the boat.
If you want, you can create a deck the length of the boat and cutout holes for the paddlers. We just covered the front of the bow.
Here we are cutting the bow piece.
Remove the duct tape after the adhesive dries; the recommended wait is 24 hours.
Again, apply contact cement to all the joining surfaces and once the cement is dry to the touch, place them together. You can use duct tape to hold the pieces together.
You have open end pieces of the cardboard in the front, back and along the top edges.
You may use the construction adhesive to fill those open ends. Apply the adhesive and then use a scrap piece of cardboard to smooth it out. Because the adhesive dries so fast, you usually only have one or two swipes at it before it starts to dry.
Remove as much excess glue as possible so you have less sanding when it dries.
You may use masking tape to cover the edges and then paint over it. We use the construction adhesive to seal any open seams that will be under water and use the tape to cover the top edges.
Once you have sealed all the openings and seams, you need to apply a coat of primer. (Contact Home Hardware, Canadian Tire or Rona Cashway in Campbellford)
It is best to apply this with a roller to get an even coverage. One coat is all you need but…
Any additional layers can be any latex enamel. We always try to find stores that have paint that was mixed and returned because of a colour mismatch. They make great filler coats. Usually two to three coats will be adequate..
This is a sample of a completed boat, ready to have the open ends filled or taped and then painted.
First coat of paint, colour does not matter, only the final top coat. We have had entries in the past with as many as 14 coats of paint but use you judgement.
Let your imagination go rampant. Remember, you can use any material for decoration as long as it does not provide any floatation for the boat.
This is a boat built with a 24″ width. Notice we used patching plaster to smooth out the edges after we filled them with construction adhesive. Normally it is better to use the patching plaster after you have applied the first coat of paint sealer.
If you want a longer boat, pick up two sheets of cardboard. Bend the second sheet to match the first sheet. Butt them together and splice them as show using contact cement.
Use construction adhesive to seal the edges of the splice where it meets the bottom and sides. Also use the adhesive to seal the seam on the outside.
There are many different “models” of Cardboard boats you can make. Some work and others….. work better!!
Good Luck and Have Fun !!
Thank You Cape Coral
The majority of the photos and information above have been posted here with kind permission of the Cape Coral Cardboard Boat Regatta. Here’s a look at their 2013 Cardboard Boat Regatta.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 705-653-4335/800-246-1142 for any questions you may have regarding building and painting your cardboard boat. See you at the Waterfront Festival Saturday Aug 2, 2014
What, You Want More? – Sure, No Problem…
Building a cardboard boat is all about trying to meet “The Challenge”
Along the way, you will enjoy encountering and dealing with many small details. But look ahead to the satisfaction of knowing you accomplished something that most people won’t even try — building a boat made of corrugated cardboard.
First things first . . . start with some objective in mind. Maybe you want to build the fastest boat at the Festival. Perhaps you are more interested in one of the Judges Awards for design or eye appeal. Maybe you want to win the Best-Dressed Team Award or the Team Spirit Award. Perhaps you want to get on television or be the featured photo in the newspaper. Or just maybe you want to take home the Titanic Award for the most spectacular sinking.
Next . . . start with a design idea, a vision of what you want your cardboard creation to look like. But consider this first — it doesn’t have to be a boat at all! It can be any design you like or want to try out..
Try this to save time . . . build a model using a manila folder or other heavy paper or lightweight cardboard. That way, you can fold, re-fold, and fold again to your heart’s content. You can cut it up, glue it together, and try out your design idea in small scale before working on a full-sized creation. Or you can throw out an idea that sounded great, but just won’t work, then try something else before you have wasted any cardboard.
How about a little science? If you want, you can toss in a little physics or other sciences. Maybe you will choose to calculate the displacement of your design idea so that you will have some certainty about the buoyancy of your design. Here’s the basic number: a cubic foot of water weighs about 62 pounds. That means that a 180-pound man will float in a boat that is 1 foot by 1 foot by 3 feet — of course, that could be a bit uncomfortable! But at least you would know just how much boat you will need for you (and your crew) so you don’t overdesign it and add unnecessary weight.
Then again, how about some art? Perhaps you have a really creative idea, maybe something that nobody has done before. Unless you get your kicks from putting in lots of hours and making discoveries along the way — hey, sometimes that can be great fun — you may want to at least try out that unique or innovative idea in model form. If you want to put a palm tree in the middle of your “desert island,” be sure you won’t make the whole thing top-heavy — unless, of course, you are trying for the Titanic Award.
Now, go full-scale . . . but first, think about this: make sure your creation will be able to get out the door of wherever you choose to build it. We have many tales of woe about boats that had to be dismantled — or even trashed and rebuilt — just because no one thought about the size of the boat and the size of the door.
Hmmm, where to get cardboard? At some Festival sites, the local organizers bring in a truckload of cardboard so that boat builders can buy it. You might get cardboard from appliance stores. The shipping boxes for refrigerators and big freezers can be good possibilities. Maybe you can get boxes for TVs, bedding, bookcases, or other furniture. Of course, you can also use smaller sheets and glue them or fasten them together.
Creative problem-solving is the name of the game. Whether you get your creative insights from methodical effort or from wide-ranging trail-and-error, building a cardboard boat can be — no, make that, will be — both fun and challenging.
FYI – there are no plans, no pre-set designs, no step-by-step instructions here . . . no recipe cards, no fill-in-the-blank formats. The first ingredient in cardboard boat-building is creativity. The second important ingredient is problem-solving. Then there is cardboard, of course — and it has to be corrugated.
Hey, maybe you are more the ”wing it” type — okay, get some cardboard, fold it a little, cut out any excess here and there, add a little glue or duct tape, maybe some paint or water sealant, and presto-chango, you have a boat for the Festival.
Let’s see, other materials . . . you can use glue and tape. You can use paint and water sealant and other stuff. But first, take a look at “The Rules” to find a short list of substances that are not to be used. We’re not trying to make it tough on you, but we are steering you away from stuff that is toxic, either for you or for the environment.
Handling cardboard – you will find it easier and more fun if you keep in mind a few tips.
You can have strength and still keep your boat light if you laminate layers of cardboard. In fact, try placing one layer so that the corrugations run in one direction, then placing the second layer so that the corrugations run at a 90-degree angle to the first layer.
To fold cardboard across the corrugations, consider scoring the line of the fold with the butt end of your utility knife or other rounded edge of a tool.
Don’t step on your cardboard! If you break the corrugations — well, think about it.
To keep your cardboard dry, don’t forget to seal the edges with caulk or silicone. If water gets into your corrugations, you can have great fun watching it get drawn through the corrugation just like in a drinking straw. That may be okay when you have time to do something about it, but if you see this happen in the middle of a race . . . !!
Here’s a bunch of other items to think about.
A flat bottom is recommended. A V-shaped bottom is likely to tip over unless the V is very gentle.
The lowest center of gravity is the most stable; kneeling or standing will cause you to tip over.
Longer boats go faster, but they are harder to turn.
Boats shorter than 10 feet are difficult to steer.
For height, allow about 8 to 18 inches for you to sit and paddle effectively without the edge of your boat blocking your arms.
For width, figure about 18 inches for a kayak, about 23-24 inches for a canoe. Figure about 30 inches maximum for 1 person, 48 inches for two people.
Paint all t he surfaces before gluing, caulk the edges, then glue (carpenter’s glue works great).
Avoid oil-based stains, caulk, and glue because the oil soaks into the cardboard, may never dry, and this weakens the cardboard.
Duct tape shrinks when it is painted.
Clear tape melts when it is painted.
Reinforced paper tape works well over caulked edges and seams.
Forget about “glue guns” because that type of glue melts on hot days.
Hey, some of the fun is in the discovery. So that’s it for tips. Now go for it! Keep in mind the other lessons you learn along the way. That will make building your next boat just that much easier.
Have fun! Be creative! If you can dream it, you can do it!
Once again the Campbellford BIA has begun planning for this year’s Campbellford BIA Annual Waterfront Festival at the Old Mill Park in Campbellford. On behalf of the Campbellford BIA 19th Annual Waterfront Festival Committee we would like to extend our thanks to you and your dedicated staff, for their wonderful support of this community event. It has been through your assistance that we have been able to make this event possible for the past 19 years, and we thank you.
We would like to request your participation in this year’s event with as a vendor, a sponsor, a spectator and even a participant. We would like to thank you for you support of this wonderful community event and don’t forget…. back again will be the Raft Race on the Trent. You are invited to build a “raft” of your design to compete in this first year challenge.