One surefire way to get your 15 minutes of fame on the Internet is to accidentally tweet a pick of your own junk, Anthony Weiner-style. The other is to strap a couch to a boogie board and some GT skis and then tackle the waters with it.
Whoever said that lazing around on a couch isn't considered an extreme sport needs to watch this video. A few intrepid dudes took to the waves on Kootenay Lake in Canada with their own DIY couch boat. It's not as elegant as the $16,000 sofa "yacht" we saw a while back, but it sure does look fun to ride, er, lay on.
It's a sweet ride, for sure. BroShenanigans, the fella who built it told us that the entire project started off with a free couch he found on the street and that the original ride had wheels instead of a boogie board.
After taking the sage advice of a friend who had a boat and slaving for about two hours, a new monster was born. Here's what BroShenanigans had to say about the entire thing:
First we stuffed the bottom with foam, which is used for floating big docks. We then covered that up with plywood using screws and nails. On the front we attached a boogie board and some GT skis as well as some lock hinges to keep the rope in place while pulling. And finally a stabilizer on the heavy side of the couch made from a skateboard deck and more foam. We duck taped all the holes shut and hoped for the best.
We made sure the couch was launched at an upward angle so it didn't nose dive right away. We were surprised with such a good outcome.
Check out the video below and remember to enjoy the simple things. Thanks for the crazy boat couch BroShenanigans!
CORRECTION: It's being reported that the couch is a motorized boat, but it is actually being pulled by the other boat in the video. Still cool, though.