I made a canoe out of plastic barrels that I would like to share but not sure how to upload a picture on here and because I am new to this forum I don't think I Am allowed to put a link to my youtube channel but the name of my channel is ( Little beaver Creek Homestead william e ) pretty long I know but spelled just like that. Anyway I used 5 plastic barrels to make this canoe about 17 years ago. I used wooden ribs to put it together and now they are rotting so I came up with the idea to replace the ribs with flattened pvc pipe. I heat and flatten the pvc and then put it over the canoe and heat it again with a heat gun till it bends to the shape of the canoe and then screw it in place, one rib every three inches. I am working on an idea to make an attachment to my heat gun that will weld the plastic with a plastic welding rod to weld the seams. I have used this canoe a lot through the years and let me tell you it tougher than a $2 steak. You can drag it over gravel for years and years without wearing it out or poking a hole in it. I have a video that shows how I did it in more detail. I have searched youtube for years and have not but until recently found anyone making a boat out of plastic barrels and the Vietnamese are the only ones that are making decent looking boats. At lest mine is symmetrical and looks like a canoe, good enough for me anyway. Here Is a link to my video How about that, I figured it out, how to get the picture up that is.