In order to work within our limited budget, we need to get creative with our materials. So instead of throwing out all of our scraps, we reuse them. This year, our bulkhead molds were built out of the cardboard boxes that our reinforcement shipped in. Our cross-section will be made with a section of last year’s canoe mold. We even re-used bulkhead trimmings to re-fill the holes that we popped in our air pockets in those bulkheads. By recycling our materials, we can maximize our small budget to efficiently build our canoe.