Video: Man Navigates Echo Park Lake In His Tequila Barrel Boat
A valiant man decided to sail around Echo Park Lake in a boat he handcrafted from a tequila barrel. It's not the hardiest of seafaring vessels, but it's pretty cool.
John Knuth built the boat and first tested it out in a swimming pool, according to Curbed LA. While not a particularly reliable maritime craft, Knuth was able to eventually paddle it around Echo Park Lake successfully.
As nice as the boat is, Knuth is selling it for $450 on eBay, but it's not recommended for a long voyage. The boat is described as "temperamental" and the listing notes that for safety reasons, it's intended for "display only."
"I do not recommend you attempt to sail this vessel to the Pacific garbage patch. She might not make it. She has been known to take on water," the listing reads. However, Knuth does suggest that you use the boat to ice beers at a BBQ. The listing also states that, in the seller's opinion, owning the boat will make one more attractive to women.