KREWE OF THE PARTY PIRATE
The actual entry fee for the Cocoa Village Marti Gras is $1000. For that Thousand bucks, we are provided with
about $300 buck worth of throwing beads(I know this because I buy from the same bead company).
Never mind the fact that without the floats, nobody would show-up, pay admission, and buy beer and food !
Anyway, Not having much money, we raided several construction sites for free lumber.
We borrowed a trailer from a friends brother to start our float. We use the "free" lumber to built a basic
frame around the trailer to give it shape. We then attach 4 by 8 press board sheets to form our pirate ship.
We found some blue carpet in a neighbors garbage for the breaking wave on the side.
We used peach basket mounted to an empty carpet roll for the crowsnet.
Follow this up with a funky paint job and a rockin' sound system and you have an award wining float !