CARTHAGE, Mo. - Jesse hops aboard a ship geared up and ready for the Carthage Paddle Battle, talking to the crew about their creation and its inspiration.
The first thing the crew tested was the buoyancy of their raft, ensuring that it can carry the weight of their whole squad. They calculated how much weight a bucket could hold while still staying afloat and worked their way up from there.
After that, they added the aesthetics and got it ready for the race.