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Anonymous 07/21/14(Mon)23:53 UTC+1 No.671088 Report

I need to make a raft to leave the country, for reasons i can't specify. I'm going to cross the English channel. Would this thing work? It's a long stick with two bin bags filled with air taped to it.
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Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)00:01 UTC+1 No.671090 Report

yes
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Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)00:02 UTC+1 No.671093 Report

Are you serious?
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Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)00:03 UTC+1 No.671095 Report

>>671090
Actually, I may need to bring my dog. Can it work or will she die?
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Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)00:04 UTC+1 No.671096 Report

>>671088

Are you trying to get across the channel to collect your Darwin Award?

If you are, your plan will work just fine...
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Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)00:14 UTC+1 No.671102 Report

>>671096
I need to be able to leave quickly. This raft couls be made in minutes.
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Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)00:17 UTC+1 No.671105 Report

Top gear plz go
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Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)00:20 UTC+1 No.671106 Report

>>671088
Would someone please section him/her and also dial 999, Cheers!
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Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)00:25 UTC+1 No.671110 Report

>>671095
Don't forget a balloon for her tail
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Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)00:32 UTC+1 No.671114 Report

>>671088
Sorry op but there is no way that this will work, and you can forget about bringing the dog on thin. The bags probably wouldn't hold air for that long and tape never hold up in water. You will need to put more effort into it. Don't forget that it is cold as fuck.
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Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)00:46 UTC+1 No.671124 Report

>>671114
Why not milk jugs
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Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)00:47 UTC+1 No.671126 Report

>>671088
Life jacket anyone?
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Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)01:46 UTC+1 No.671163 Report

>>671114
Rub bacon drippings all over you first. It will keep you warm and keep your skin from pruning up.
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Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)09:10 UTC+1 No.671337 Report

I think the biggest problem with crossing the channel is the fucking cold. Those people who swim it need to train for months and cover themselves in half an inch of grease just to not die. I would suggest you paid more attention to keeping yourself dry OP.

Also it's one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world.
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Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)09:16 UTC+1 No.671338 Report

>>671337
which is why its so unimpressive. someone in a giant support boat is always tailing people who swim the channel.
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Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)09:29 UTC+1 No.671342 Report

>>671102
get or make a fucking canoe or kayak
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Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)09:39 UTC+1 No.671348 Report

>>671338
Nothing stopping you. You even had support swimming out of your dad's dick.
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Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)10:05 UTC+1 No.671358 Report

>>671337
>I think the biggest problem with crossing the channel is the fucking cold. Those people who swim it need to train for months and cover themselves in half an inch of grease just to not die.
the grease is to keep your skin from drying out and cracking (in the salt water)
to keep warm, you need to be chubby. most of the people who have made the channel are chubby, and most of the thin/fit/athletic types who try it can't make it due to cramping from the cold

milk jugs (the molded polyethylene ones in the USA) tend to have leaks along the join seam. 2-liter soda bottles would work better.

srs answer: a kayak w/foot rudder would do best. also buy a kayak compass, you gonna need it.
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Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)10:25 UTC+1 No.671365 Report

>>671088
I wouldn't advise anybody to commit a crime, but if I 'needed' to cross the channel I'd nick a boat from the nearest marina. I certainly wouldn't attempt to swim, even with floats, or attempt it on a home-made raft. You'll die if you disrespect the sea OP.
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Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)11:51 UTC+1 No.671383 Report

>>671088
Just buy an inflatable dinghy from a beach shop.
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Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)21:57 UTC+1 No.671593 Report

>>671088
Watching Sky News... nothing yet.
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Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)22:41 UTC+1 No.671621 Report

op posted original thread at the weekend to do it on Monday I think so should be dead by now.
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Anonymous 07/23/14(Wed)02:21 UTC+1 No.671779 Report

>>671621
Not sure which is worse, death or ending up in France.
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Anonymous 07/23/14(Wed)17:27 UTC+1 No.672062 Report

>>671088

I can sympathize. Given the choice of Ryanair or a raft, I'd take the sack of coconuts (see Papillon) any day.
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Channel Swim FAQ 07/24/14(Thu)04:52 UTC+1 No.672382 Report

1. How far is it across the Channel?
Approximately 21 miles (32 kilometres)

2. How long is it likely to take?
The fastest swim is a little over 7 hours and the slowest nearly 27 hours.

3. What temperature is the water in the Channel?
July to September you may expect the temperature to range from 14 to 18 degrees Celsius.

4. Do I need to use Grease?
Most Swimmers use Grease. Some cover themselves liberally to keep out the cold as much as possible ... others just apply Grease to the 'rubbing' areas (neck/shoulders, arm-pits, groin, etc). Grease ('Channel Swimmer's Grease') is now very difficult to obtain locally and you should experiment to find out what is most suitable for you and be prepared to make up your own blend. We know of one supplier, for further information contact - David Frantzeskou vrcp@varne-ridge.freeserve.co.uk. A divers wet-suit is preferable if one is not competing for a record.

5. Are there Sharks in the Channel?
It is too cold for most sharks ... and sightings are so rare that you won't need a cage!
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Anonymous 07/27/14(Sun)01:53 UTC+1 No.673703 Report

>>672382
The terrifying types of sharks prefer cold water though. . .
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le shit nigger 07/27/14(Sun)02:19 UTC+1 No.673712 Report

OP is in a better place now

Whether it's in England
Hell
Heaven
or a sharks body, he's in a better place.
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Anonymous 07/27/14(Sun)03:05 UTC+1 No.673733 Report

>>673712
or jail ... don't forget jail
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le shit nigger 07/27/14(Sun)03:07 UTC+1 No.673734 Report

>>673733

If he didn't make it out of where he was going.. I'm sure what he got is a lot worse than jail

If he somehow made it to where he was going.. I don't exactly think they jail you for trying to get your own freedom, but maybe that's just me looking at all the mexihooners coming in the U.S. border.

Good double btw, forgot to change my trip..
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Anonymous 07/27/14(Sun)03:18 UTC+1 No.673744 Report

>>671095

>pls be serious
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Anonymous 07/27/14(Sun)03:51 UTC+1 No.673747 Report

>>673734
i am 70% sure that illigale immegration is not accepted in most countries
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Mangrove Jack 07/27/14(Sun)04:06 UTC+1 No.673749 Report

>>673734
Our prick of a Prime Minister here in Australia throws everyone in jail seeking freedom from other despotic countries.
So to the OP, avoid floating your stick and balloon raft to OZ, as our prick government will lock you up or send you back on your raft from whence you came.
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Anonymous 07/27/14(Sun)04:51 UTC+1 No.673767 Report

So, here is what you will need, you can stash on empty bottles and believe me they are buoyant, just be sure they are closed.

If you need them asap just go to the nearest store and buy a fuckton of the cheapest soda there is, to hold them use a good rope, and if you have enough you can even make a small boat with them....
as for the dog... well you can try
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Anonymous 07/27/14(Sun)05:02 UTC+1 No.673770 Report

>>673749
we should let everyone into Australia because.
seems legit.
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Anonymous 07/27/14(Sun)07:57 UTC+1 No.673819 Report

>>671088
Pretty sure the English channel is 100% surveilled. You would be better off just hiding in the back of a truck grossing the chunnel, thousands of people seek into the UK this way, they don't really expect anyone to be going the other way.
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