Amateur Boat Builders Race With "Anything That Floats" in Florida Keys

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    Florida Keys News Bureau
    Hundreds of spectators cheered as amateur boat builders raced their self-made racing crafts to the finish line during this weekend's annual "Anything that Floats" regatta race in the Florida Keys.

    Hundreds of spectators cheered as amateur boat builders raced their self-made racing crafts to the finish line during this weekend's annual "Anything that Floats" regatta race in the Florida Keys.

    Teammates from Florida as well as Virginia, Nevada, Michigan, Ohio, Illinois and Pennsylvania brought self-propelled watercraft they built using common household items.

    An 8-person team crafted its entry from metal military cargo cases, lashed together with web straps and rope to create "Flight From Hell." It won the award for the Best Unlimited Boat.

    Garnering Most Creative was "Coke Float," crafted by George and Kristyn Silver, who used Saran wrap to enclose 99, 2-liter plastic soft drink bottles in the shape of a boat.

    Mary Walker and Matt Hetman created "Wilson's Revenge" as a tribute to the Tom Hanks' movie "Castaway." They used FedEx boxes, a palm tree and a volleyball to make their boat.

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