Ongoing Floatation Research and Experimentation for 2012

Watertight Plastic Bins 1

  • Pros: stackable, portable, watertight
  • Cons: more expensive, how best to attach to platform without compromising watertightness - is more-watertight really needed over standard bins?

From my observation during the teardown this year, I think the bins with tape stayed dry and attached the best… those all appeared to be in good order, while some of the bag-wrapped ones seemed to have become flooded during the event. (I had to rescue one of hte bagged bins - early Sunday morning? - that had come loose and was drifting away with its bag half-full of water: I had to slice the bag to let the water out before I could lift it over the edge of the platform.) -dw