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    The course build guide allows for variation in the amount of flotation to be used for the garbage patch to "achieve desired flotation" (page 36). On the schematic, the water level is shown directly between the two hoops (page 19). Is the intent to have the water level between the two hoops, or to have both hoops riding on top of the water (as they do if using the full amount of flotation per the build guide)? Again, understanding that regional competitions may vary, looking to see what the intent is for the height of the garbage patch with respect to the water level. Thanks!

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    ThorHimley Since there will be a drinking straw and 6-pack plastic ring in the International Challenge implementation of the marine debris the lower hoop will be floating on the surface of the water so small items do not float out of the rings by minimal wake action. The upper ring will be above the water surface which will keep the larger debris from washing out.