My friend has a "empires" world and my castle is located on the water. I need a piston door that a boat can fit through with out breaking. Currently, I use a 2x2 piston door. (keep in mind the boat has two blocks of clearance) The door is too small to have a boat safely sail through. Any ideas on how to make a reliable door? (not mentioned before, boats are the #1 thing to use in travel and trade, and there are few safe ways to put down a secure mine cart track) Extra: boats have a mind of their own at points, turning the exact wrong way you want them to.

  • To work with a boat without breaking it is a challenge in itself... – Unionhawk Feb 5 '13 at 16:27
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    @Unionhawk It is a challenge! My friend accually threatened to raid my city if I dont fix the door! – SuperSpy3006 Feb 5 '13 at 16:34

One easy(ish) solution is to use a sand door. You can make them as wide as you would like, and about 3 high.

Here's one design that should work with the XBOX edition:

If you want to do some searching, what you want is a tileable triple piston extender for Minecraft 1.0.1. Or, if you only need it to be 2 high, then you only need a double piston extender, which is quite an easy design.

  • I need a piston door that people (my friends that live in my city) CANT break with their fist. I need a door that uses pistons and stone brick. – SuperSpy3006 Feb 5 '13 at 17:06
  • Easyish? Man I suck... – theorise Feb 5 '13 at 17:33
  • I will admit, I've not done redstone on XBOX, so, I can't really say how easy exactly it would be. As for your break with fists problem... I'm going to think about that one. And search long for a larger than 2x2 door for 1.0.1. Maybe a full blown portcullis (castle gate) would work? It would still be semi-easily broken, but not quite as easily as sand. – Unionhawk Feb 5 '13 at 20:03

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