I rarely use boats at all, so I am a bit unfamiliar with them. However, I decided to try out some boat contraptions, and I noticed some really odd behavior. I assumed this was just Minecraft being Minecraft, but it seems that these oddities should not be happening.

  1. Boats seem to be blocked by non-solid blocks, like signs.
  2. Water elevators seem to (to some extent) work again.

This certainly seems... abnormal. This was tested on Minecraft 1.1 only, so I don't know if any of these bugs were apparent in 1.0, but I don't think they were. Could anyone confirm that these bugs are in fact present in 1.1 and that they were not present in 1.0?

  • @Pureferret agreed. But... aww :-(
    – Zommuter
    Commented Feb 2, 2012 at 12:54
  • I can't find your bugs on the bug list, on MCwiki. Could to show photos? Perhaps your using mods/in SSP or SMP? @TobiasKienzler better? Commented Feb 2, 2012 at 13:03
  • @Pureferret :-) It's difficult, I concur. To stay fair, I'd say "the" and links don't count
    – Zommuter
    Commented Feb 2, 2012 at 13:05
  • my answer to gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/12753/… proves that a) yes water elevators work again if built properly and b) Signs do not block boats.
    – Resorath
    Commented Feb 2, 2012 at 20:51
  • 2
    Every version has had odd boat behavior. :P Commented Feb 3, 2012 at 3:58

1 Answer 1


The reason for the boat being blocked by signs, is because signs are still a block, and thus you cannot pass through them.

Also, IIRC, water elevators and boats always worked.

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