The Mighty Mackenzie slowly flows by as the raft takes shape. Lodgepole pines make up the framing, 18 plastic oil drums will be used for flotation.
Armed with only a Swedish Survival Handbook to guide him, Arne takes a crack at knot-tying.
1,200 feet of rope is used to hold the raft together.
Three rows of six oil drums nestled in the lodgepole framing make the raft very buoyant.
A total of nine sheets of plywood give a comfortable 12x24 foot deck. An oar is added to allow for course corrections.
A ten foot high crow's nest is built to allow for a better view and as an escape for weary crew members.
A satisfied Captain Börje Johansson
in front of the completed raft, the SS BuoyBuster.
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