I am planning to buy a boat again. This time it is on a trailer.
What kind of boat?
I finally found a tire source. Right now they have a lot of large truck tires. They will let me take them for free. Do you think these are useful??
The difficulties with the large truck tires is that there is steel mash in the sidewall too.
To make rings (belts) the steel mash has to be cut. Regular car tires have no steel mash
in the sidewall. It is much easier to cut the regular car tires.
The body of the message seems unclear. (my message)
Well, I am glad, that the things I posted here, are still here.
I might have one more practical idea:
I tried to close the full scale woven sheet into a tube. It was difficult, and I did not succeed.
Closing to a tube might require more than one person, and more space.
It is difficult to roll the sheet into a tube and to hold the tube rolled up for closing.
There has been a long term study conducted on tires immersed in sea water. The study
concluded that after 42 years tires constructed of polyisoprene and immersed at a depth of
80 feet showed very little degradation. Analytical tests on the tires identified that the tire
rubber absorbed enough water to equal 5% of its mass.38 Concentrations of rubber,
carbon black, sulfur, zinc oxide, mercaptobenzothiazole, and stearic acid were within
±10% of those that would be found in the original tire composition. Antioxidants were
also analyzed in the tires, but any loss of these compounds could not be confirmed. The
iron bead was also analyzed. Trace metals were detected, indicating the bead was a mild
steel, and no oxidation appeared to have occurred.
CALIFORNIA INTEGRATED WASTE MANAGEMENT BOARD:
EFFECTS OF WASTE TIRES,WASTE TIRE FACILITIES, AND WASTE TIRE PROJECTS
ON THE ENVIRONMENT
Publication # 432-96-029, May 1996
more tire linking in pictures:
The intention is to use the whole tire, and incorporate the rims into the links.
I think, that is it for today.
It is difficult to close a full size belt woven sheet into a tube.
May be a half size belt woven sheet is lighter, and would be easier to close into a tube.
I still have difficulties cutting through the steel belt of the tires.
Quad center: on a woven sheet, where four tires are linked together , I would call it a quad center.