The new version of Minecraft has added the possibility to travel quickly (40 m/s if I'm correct) by boats that are placed on ice. This is a very effective means of transporting persons, but how to transport cargo using this system?

Is there any possibility to place chests on or store cargo in boats?

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In a way, but it's a bit of a fuss.

Donkey and mules can have a chest right clicked onto them in order to give them an accessible inventory:

Image of a donkey's inventory

Adult donkeys can't enter a boat, but they can enter a boat as an baby, then grow up while still inside the boat. So, what you'll need to do is make a baby donkey enter a boat:

Image of baby donkey in boat

Then wait for it to grow up and add a chest to it:

Image of adult donkey in boat

  • Is it possible to secure the donkeys then by fixing them to the boat using a leash? Jun 20, 2016 at 15:18
  • @MedwedianPresident You could have a player riding the boat and holding the lead. Otherwise I don't believe so.
    – SirBenet
    Jun 20, 2016 at 15:20
  • @colorfusion awwwwww I had an answer prepared :-(
    – Quijibo
    Jun 20, 2016 at 15:41

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