Gamers who have been Stranded Deep may be wondering how best use to their limited resources. For those who have already mastered how to heal, hunt, and how to cook fish in Stranded Deep, they may be thinking of moving to a new island. For that, players will need to build a raft.
In order to build a strong raft to get players to the next island, they are going to need to collect a few things. First, they’ll need a base, which can be made out of buoys, tires, wood, or barrels. But since trees don’t grow back in Stranded Deep and wood is needed for so many other things in the game, players may want to avoid using it for the base of their raft.
Next players need flooring, which can be Stranded Deep container walls, Driftwood, Wood, Plank, Corrugated, and Clay. Players should take note of how heavy each is, because they will need to ensure that they have enough buoyancy to stay afloat. After that, rafts just need a sail or a motor, then players can take off. The rafts in Stranded Deep are endlessly customizable, allowing players with different styles and available materials to be able to still get something that will float.
But if players have tons of materials and are looking for the absolute best kind of boat to take adventuring, there are a few things they should take into consideration before building a raft in Stranded Deep.
Rafts in Stranded Deep have a few rules that they always follow. The bigger the raft is, the harder it is to turn, and the slower it is to get moving. Also, multiple sails do not increase the speed of the raft in the water. So in order to build an optimal setup for a raft, players should think light and small. There are two ways that most players seem to like their rafts: tiny and fast, or small and full of storage.
In order to build tiny, players will have to think small. This means either a 1×1 raft with a sail, or a 2×1 raft with a sail, anchor, and motor. Either should be fast enough in the water to keep clear of sharks. However, there is a problem of storage on these boats, as they cannot hold crates. So players will be limited with the number of supplies they can bring along, like fresh-water coconut flasks which are necessary in Stranded Deep, more wood, and other things they may not be able to find on another island.
3×3 rafts with the center open will allow players to have a crate for storage in the center, and they can bring their whole camp along. While the extra weight and size will slow the raft, players can build extra durability into the rafts. Using better materials will help keep the sharks from rocking the boat. And maybe there are some Stranded Deep cheat codes that might also help in case of shark attack.
Stranded Deep is available on Linux, macOS, PC, PS4, and Xbox One.