# How do rafts move?

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## How are rafts propelled?

Raft propulsion is achieved by pushing with poles, pulling with ropes or paddling. When floating down rivers, the current does all the work. Later, sails will be added to reduce effort going downwind; but rafts have no keel or shape to keep them moving in a straight line, so steering is always difficult.

## How do you get a raft to move in the raft?

If your raft is still not moving you can try the following: Face the sail towards the wind (So the wind is blowing into the back of the sail) – You can find out which way the wind if facing with a streamer. If the raft still does not move you can also replace your sail by picking it up.

## What keeps rafts afloat?

A raft, like all boats, floats due to the displacement of water that occurs when it is placed in the water. The large surface area of the raft’s flat bottom displaces enough water to keep it buoyant due to the principle of flotation.

## Do rafts have sails?

Used to control the direction of the Raft. Used together with a Streamer or a Flag, the player can sail with the wind direction and perpendicular to it. Angling the sail will result in sailing to either side at the cost of speed.

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## Why do rafts float?

When an object enters water, two forces act upon it. … An object will float if the gravitational (downward) force is less than the buoyancy (upward) force. So, in other words, an object will float if it weighs less than the amount of water it displaces. This explains why a rock will sink while a huge boat will float.

## Can your Raft move in creative?

This is normal and your raft is supposed to stay still in the creative mode. We have done this on purpose to better the game performance for building big rafts. If this happens in any other game mode however, please let us know and we will look into it as soon as possible!

## Does your Raft move in creative mode?

Plants can be grown and domesticated animals may be spawned at will – including the rare ones. The raft won’t move and the shark will swim around but not attack. Thirst and Hunger is taken out of the equation. Achievements don’t work in Creative Mode.