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Homework Help: Newspaper boat

  1. Feb 10, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Newspaper Boat- So I have been thinking about designing a newspaper boat out of pure entertainment. I want to build a boat out of shellack, tape, and newspaper, to maximize speed (to race people in swimming pools). considering i have some amount of these supplies, what would be the best design? how should I go about doing this?

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    I've thought of building a boat in the shape of a kayak, since kayaks seem to go the fastest with their thin build. but how should I layer the boat with newspaper and tape/shellack? any ideas/hints? any good websites for researching into this? Thanks!
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  3. Feb 11, 2009 #2


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    Sounds like fun! You really should play with it before looking anything up.
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