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Golf tournament floating letter frame: how to

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by TSC1985, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. TSC1985

    TSC1985 Member

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    Got ropped into a meeting about doing some floating letters for a golf tournament.

    Can handle the letters but the floating platform not so much. Anyone ever done one before or have any suggestions of how to get it out there and keep it floating?

    I would think assemble a crude open bottom aluminum frame that an air bag can be placed into, fill bag until frame is just below surface, then affix frame and letters to shore with ropes or chain for tension to not float away.

    ANY advice would be appreciated thank you!
     
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  2. Broome Signs

    Broome Signs Member

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    Use a polystyrene float with a ply top

    wrap with banner pvc

    fix letter rail to ply



    you will need at lease to ground anchors
     
  3. unclebun

    unclebun Very Active Member

    For the flotation:
    https://www.geofoamamerica.com/products/flotation-foam-logs/

    Depending on desired durability, either a welded angle frame on top, or made of lumber for just a weekend. Anchor with cables for durable, poly rope for temporary to concrete filled 5 gal buckets with a loop of rebar set in the concrete to attach to.
     
  4. BigfishDM

    BigfishDM Merchant Member

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    Do you have a flatbed printer? If so you can use this material from Jessup that floats, just duct tape on the back to keep the letters together. https://www.jessupmfg.com/softwalk/
     
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