Good advice on Cola Kayaks

12 05 2014

Tis’ the season for the plastic bottle kayak!

11 05 2014

Here are some beautiful simplistic designs for an easy beginners craft. These bad boys are light weight, easy to transport, and glide thru the water like nobodies business!

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River Punk’s Boat Building ‘Zine

2 05 2014

The Trashboat Regatta’s boat building zine is now available around KC! If you wish to have a copy and cannot get a hold of one at the Vacant Farm zine library then email Jaclyn for an issue.

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Click to enlarge. You know the drill. You’ve had an internet before, right?



Get Ready This July

30 03 2014

July 12, 2014 is the date of the Sixth-and-a-half Annual Trash Boat Regatta! The air is getting warmer and soon it’ll be time to drink up those waters and show ’em what we are made of! Keep an eye out for an upcoming trash boat building class as a part of KC Free Skool in May.


Free Seas Boat Launch

29 03 2014

Our friends at The Free Seas testing out their paper boat on the open waters!    “Le Massicot” was created during their residency at the antique boat museum.

Urban Water Squatter’s Crest

21 06 2013


What you need to know about the 2013 Trashboat Regatta:

14 06 2013

2013 TB Flyer

(poster credit – Jaclyn Dalbey)

IMPORTANT. Like actually and seriously.

This year’s Regatta will meet directly at Kaw Point. We shall meet on Saturday 6-29-13, because nobody else came up with a better date. We’ll convene at 3:00 p.m. and hope to launch by 3:30-ish.

As always, boats are encouraged to be either amphibious or bike-towed, but it’s totally understandable if the weight of awesomeness in your craft requires a motor vehicle to get it to and from the launch. If you do drive, it’s up to you to arrange for a recovery vehicle at Glow In The Dark Park.

Again, as always, you MUST wear a life jacket. Ideally, one which could actually support your weight if you do tip into the drink. But, as we consider this a voluntary-participation event, if you do choose to wear insufficient life safety equipment and suffer dire consequences because of it, you can’t say you weren’t warned!

As is traditional, drinking PRIOR to launch is prohibited.  This and the lifejacket thing are literally the only things I consider non-negotiable.  I don’t care how shitfaced you get at the end of the float – in fact, I heartily encourage liberal consumption of grog at the after party, but please, please, please, do not sail drunk.

Well, I think that’s about it. If anyone has any questions or comments (even if they are snarky or silly) feel free to fire ’em off below.


Dread Pirate Meetzorp.

Junk Raft across the Atlantic

22 09 2012

Check out this most inspiring documentary on the late great Poppa Neutrino the first man to sail the Atlantic on a home made junk raft! He was a musician, junk boat builder and “free spirit” who lived his life outside of expected norms. Who was called a modern primitive, a nomad, a permanent dropout, raftbuilder and musician. He was truly an aristocrat of our time.

Random Lunacy:



Poppa Neutrino’s raft “The Son of Town Hall”


Photo of Poppa Neutrino

Recap! Fall Regatta 2012

22 09 2012

The fall Regatta went off without a hitch! Lots of brave souls turned out the sail the chilly waters of the Missouri on this September afternoon. We saw improvements made to previous boats and  some new faces ready for adventure! As the Regatta crew set into Kaw Point we were meet with a local news station camera team ready and eager to meet crazy water lover Dave Cornthwaite who at the same time was swimming up out of the Missouri. This bad boy of the sea is currently near the end of his journey on a 1,000 mile swim on the Missouri. Starting in South Dakota and ending in St. Louis he is planning on raising $150,000 for cancer research. Find out more about this fella here.


Dave Cornth

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(Text, images credit Jaclyn Dalbey)


We are not, I repeat NOT going on the River

13 07 2011

The Regatta is still on for the 24th, fear not.

But natural phenomenona being what they are (unpredictable and uncontrollable) means that sometimes we have to make alternate arrangements.

I’ve found a GREAT alternative venue for the Regatta.  The nature of the event will change a bit…it’s not going to be a race so much as a contest, with various games and stunts to gain points.  There will be activities for the non-boating participants (i.e. spectators) as well.

We’ll still meet at Korruption at 11:00 a.m. on 7-24-2011.  I highly encourage all comers to pack a picnic lunch and bring some beverages of your choice.   Towing-and-rowing are hungry work.  I’ll bring some snacks, as well, and we should all have a real good time.

Any questions?  Ask away.