Rating: *** out of *****
Although this article did have a few tips for amateur raft builders, the focus of the writing was more on the hilarious misfortunes of the author and his friend. After building their own raft to take part in an unofficial raft festival, the author and his friend found themselves bailing water, asking strangers for emergency repair parts and finally, asking strangers for a ride back up river.
The most interesting part of the article was when the author briefly touched upon the sientific basis of a raft. He summarized the theories of Archimedes in saying that the amount of buoyancy provided by an object is equal to the weight of the water it displaces.
Colautti, Matt. "How To Build Your Own Saugeen River Raft" Adventura. Vol 5, No. 1. Spring 2013 pg. 12