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Floating ducks, need help!

16 years 9 months ago #132884 by PresidentJim
Similar to JHB's suggestion, I would try the washers but maybe affix them using a few inches of fishing line. This will likely do better than just affixing it to the bottom of the duck itself.

Good luck,
16 years 9 months ago #132776 by ScottMom#1
We filled our pond with corn. I saw it at the pumkin patch this year and decided to try it. Just have the person running the pond stir them up occasionally.
Also, call whoever sold you the faulty ducks and ask for a refund. We have some ducks that have been with us for 11 years and they don't have problems doing their job!!!

The irony of commitment is that it’s deeply liberating-in work, in play, in love. The act frees you from the tyranny of your internal critic, from the fear that likes to dress itself up and parade around as rational hesitation. To commit is to remove your head as the barrier to your life. --Anne Morris
16 years 9 months ago #132772 by RobinD
this was an amusing thread.. I am glad to hear there are other crazy people out there who jump through hoops and persevere through a project.. most normal NON-PTO folks would have said THROW THEM AWAY...
16 years 9 months ago #132771 by Say What?
Replied by Say What? on topic RE: Floating ducks, need help!
I have a wonderful recipe for "DUCK A L'ORANGE" if you want it.

Seriously though, a lot of the inexpensive ducks have those pinholes because they are for squirting water, not necessarily for floating. Some of the best floaters are from an actual carnival supply store such as as opposed to the dollar store or even Oriental Trading.

Hope everything works out though!
16 years 9 months ago #132763 by Say What?
Replied by Say What? on topic RE: Floating ducks, need help!
Hi all, I am an advertising sales rep and we do a duck race in Clarksville Tn every year down the River. The business that sponcers it has the same problem. In fact when I met them they had a baby pool outside and were trying to figure out how to make their ducks I found a company that sell "Rubber squeaking toy. Balanced for floating ducks." Their collection is awesome, with little baseball ducks, Patiotic Duck, soccer and football plater ducks.. pretty reasonalbly priced and I would imagine you would only have to purchase 1 batch for your next 100 carnivals...If you need more info shoot me an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

16 years 9 months ago #132581 by shoarenough
We had this same problem at our church carnival - so we went to Walmart and bought some plastic boats from the baby section. We found some later in the toy section. They worked great! I even saw them at the grocery store.

Wal-mart gets WAY too much free advertising on these message boards - maybe we can hit them up for some PTO donations!
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