aarons coworkers are a bit strange... he was telling me that some of the guys at his work go out on lake michigan every year and have a 'pirate fest'. they decorate their boat like a pirate ship, dress like pirates, and drink rum all day. this year aaron was invited, and he and a couple other coworkers decided that they wanted to have a pirate ship toom the only problem was that none of them had a boat. so they figured they would make one themselves... they spend a week or two building a boat out of wood and styrofoam. it ended up looking more like a floating plank than a boat, but it actually stayed afloat! turns out that they werent allowed to tow it out on lake michigan, but they were able to have a lot of fun with it in lake macatowa.