Best weekend project ever!
Build a sailboat for $100 with easy-to-find parts!
Step 1: Grab your notepad and take notes, this video Instructable is information-dense!
Here's the list of things to buy/find/scavenge (parentheses is where I got the item)
- One Inflatable twin size air mattress (Target)
- One 10' x 12' polyethylene tarp (Target)
- One 8 foot long 2x4 (Home Depot)
- One 2'x4' plywood Project Panel (Home Depot)
- Four Schedule 80 gray PVC conduit pipes, 1-1/4" diameter, 10 feet long (Home Depot)
- 100' poly rope, 1/4" or 3/8"
- Marine-grade #8 phillips head screws, such as stainless steel, 12@ 2-1/2"and 4@ 1-1/4" (Home Depot)
- Outdoor paint, acrylic or synthetic enamel, from the customer reject color shelf (Kelly Moore)
- Craft thread or Dual-purpose thread (JoAnns)
It's a bit of a challenge to get all these materials together if you buy them all at full price. But if you have paint leftover, or can find the air mattress or the tarp on sale, your sailboat will cost under $100. Sweet!
The tools you'll need:
- Drill with a 1/2" bit and a phillips head driver bit
- Hole Saw
- Circle saw (And perhaps a chisel or a keyhole saw)
- Sewing Machine
- Sanding block and sandpaper