Site icon Ridgway RiverFest – Saturday, June 25, 2022

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about the Junk of the Unc at RiverFest

Three crusty tips for building a junk-er from experienced builder Matt Hepp:

   First,  the math works. Archemides expertly nailed the scientific law of buoyancy 2,300 years ago and it still applies today. You want just enough float to get down the river. Any extra is hubris and windage.
   Second, believe me, Cling Wrap catastrophically loses all cohesion when submersed!
   And thirdly, whatever materials you do choose to build a winning vessel, keep them TOP SECRET. Cloak-and-dagger intelligence gathering and even sabotage are the hallmarks of any cutthroat Junc on the Unc race. One can never be too careful.
Check back here soon for new tips and ideas for your Junk of the Unc river-craft and racing strategies!
More sage advice on creating a Junk of the Unc craft, from Clint Estes:
   Think outside the boat. Look around the yard and your neighbor’s yard. It’s a junk race, not a boat race. Shin guards highly recommend. 

Guidelines for the Junk of the Unc:

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