The Boat Float

A Boat Float

Season 5, Episode 10
September 9, 2002
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The Boat Float is the tenth episode of Blue's Clues from season 5.

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Blue, Joe, and their friends make boats for the boat float.


  • Question: What kind of boat should we make for the boat float?
  • Clues:
    • 1. The Color Red
    • 2. Hose
    • 3. Siren
  • Answer: A fireboat
  • Skidoo location: Boat book (Harbor)
  • Living room: A pirate's wheel, then a lifesaver

Boat Tips

  • Make sure that the boat you are making does not have a hole on the bottom.
  • Make sure that you do not put too much weight on the boat.
  • Boats act as a balance scale. That means there has to be equal weight on both sides.
  • Raise your anchor so you can move your speedboat or ship.
  • Put up your sail on the sailboat so the wind can blow on the sail making the sailboat move.
  • Put a paddle on both sides of your rowboat or canoe so you can paddle straight.
  • Tie your boat up to a pier close to the dock so people can board the boat or ship safely.


  • This is the 2nd time where a clue was the color red, the first episode where a clue that was red was from Let's Plant.
  • On Streaming Services, such as Amazon Prime and iTunes, this episode is listed as a Season 4 episode.
  • Joe wears a red squared shirt in this episode.
    • This is the first full episode where Joe is seen with his red shirt.


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The Boat Float

The Boat Float

Blue's Clues Season 5
Can You Help? | Colors Everywhere! | The Snack Chart | The Big Book About Us | Playing Store | Patience | 100th Episode Celebration | Joe's Surprise Party | I'm So Happy! | The Boat Float | Bedtime Business | Shape Searchers | Blue Goes to the Doctor | Contraptions! | A Brand New Game | A Surprise Guest | Dress Up Day |Blue's Big Band | Up, Down, All Around! | Story Wall | The Alphabet Train | Numbers Everywhere! | Blue's Predictions | Our Neighborhood Festival | Blue Takes You to School | Meet Polka Dots! | The Scavenger Hunt | Let's Write! | Magenta's Messages | Body Language | Blue's Big Car Trip | Look Carefully... | I Did That! | Animals in Our House? | Morning Music | Blue's First Holiday
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