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Buoy Friend

First Place
Second Place
Third Place
People's Choice
Year:
2017
Category:
Senior
Roisin Boyle
Aquinas College

​A device that can tighten the buoy ropes that are used at surf lifesaving carnivals to stop them moving out of position.

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