Introduction: K'Nex Pirate Ship Ride

Picture of K'Nex Pirate Ship Ride

K'Nex pirate ship ride!

I don't always make weapons out of K'Nex, some times i make normal things. this is one of them.

its one of the ship rides, you turn it on and the ship oscillates back and forth. its kind of cool to watch. :-)

not really anything knew but it is something to combat the influx of 11 piece pistols.

please rate and comment, just constructive criticism please, all spam will be flaged and removed.

piece count:

-8 white
-23 blue
-52 purple
-12 yellow
-1 red
-11 orange
-12 light gray
-3 gray

End Connectors
-3 tan lock

-13 bendy grays
-1 gray (black recommended)
-3 red
-10 bendy yellows
-51 yellow
-80 blue
-8 green

-3 blue spacer
-14 silver spacer
-2 big blue plates

Motors and Wheels
-1 standard classic motor

-3 small K'Nex men(I got mine from the “screaming serpent” set, they go in the seats)(not needed, purely ascetic)

Now that you have your pieces ready, lets begin!

Step 1: Ship

Picture of Ship

can't have a pirate ship ride with out a pirate ship!

just build from the pictures, not hard. every other pictures is the pieces you will add on and every two pictures is a picture with the pieces added on.

Step 2: Base

Picture of Base

this is the base, works well, provides lots of stability(the main reason to have a base).

Step 3: Hook Up Motor and Gear Setup

Picture of Hook Up Motor and Gear Setup

this is the part that makes the entire thing work. the motor turns a gear that hits another gear to make the ship move.

Step 4: Put the Ship On

Picture of Put the Ship On

last step, just put the ship on and turn on the motor.

Step 5: Have Fun

Picture of Have Fun

well, I hope you like it, its a little break from all the weapons.

um, not to much to say now, just please post critical comments only, also, please do not try to start a fight about it being stupid because it is K'Nex. ALL SPAM WILL BE FLAGGED AND DELETED, NO EXCEPTIONS!

Step 6: Some Things I Have Made...

Picture of Some Things I Have Made...


true semi-auto rbgs

K'Nex robot

battle bots

forum for DM-15 sniper

[ forum for the destroyer machine gun]

and, should i post this crossbow(picture 7)? it gets around 20 feet of range. i have changed some things sense the picture not nothing to big, i will get a updated picture soon. the crossbow uses a ratchet system to hold lots of power. i am working on the bow to make it hold more power,


I_am_Canadian (author)2008-04-21

Looks Fun! I like the base. And finally, good Spelling!

zchan1120 (author)I_am_Canadian2010-06-21

What do you mean? good spelling? He spelled asthetic wrong

I_am_Canadian (author)zchan11202010-08-04

Did I say perfect spelling?

zchan1120 (author)I_am_Canadian2010-08-15

no, i guess not. when is your next project coming? i liked the ball machine where the tracks were entirely tubing. that one was awesome!

thanks, my spelling has improved.

CrayfishYAY (author)2010-06-30

I live in Alabama. At Alabama Adventure, they have a big pirate ship ride kinda just like that. It scared the crap outta me when I was 7, 8, or 9.

TeacherOfTheWays (author)2008-04-21

very nice! looks great! maybe add more detail ;-)

thanks! by more detail do you mean in the instructable, instructions, or on the ride itself?

oh sorry i mean the ride. like maybe add a waiting like path or a sign that you see right before you get on the ride stuff like that!!

yea, but that would be hard to make out of K'Nex.

randomocity (author)dsman1952762009-07-13

Try writin it on a piece of paper and tape it or somethin then

dsman195276 (author)randomocity2009-07-14

but thats cheating !!!!!!! :-)

DJ Radio (author)dsman1952762009-07-16

who cares!!!!!!!! :-)

Tornado96 (author)2009-06-24

I don't really get how this works. Does it go back and forth or does it go all the way around the axle?

elliotj (author)2009-06-07

Forget about the comment on the top. I swiched to a different motor after I gave the comment. FIVE STAR!!!!!

elliotj (author)2009-06-06

I liked the design, and how it works. I was wanting to give it a five star rating, put the motor would jam every time it was going to make it swing.

knex obsessed (author)2009-06-06

i have the proper pirate ship ride 'pirateship park' and i spin it so the ship doesn't just go back and forth, it goes round and round lol XD

coolknexcreations (author)2009-04-07

okay thanks. I look forward to building this!

thanks, and if you click the reply button on the bottom of the comment you are responding to, it is easier for people to see your comment.

caseyrocks (author)dsman1952762009-05-14


mrbox (author)2008-04-21

We've got the Ship, the sword, now we need a pirate sized musket =)

ojochris (author)mrbox2008-04-22

is a musket a gun?

mrbox (author)ojochris2008-04-22

Its a gun but sort of like an old school rifle for pirates ;D

FrostEnergy (author)mrbox2008-05-09

yea, a musket was used for war by the british, i think, pirates used the pistols mepian showed

w00t for Britishism (if that's a word)

mrbox (author)FrostEnergy2008-05-10

er its mepains dog toby not mepain =) yea they did use muskets (pistols) sorry I totally didnt watch any pirate movies over the year...

iKill (author)mrbox2008-05-03
therandomperson (author)iKill2008-07-12

i have a wooden one of those!! hehe

mrbox (author)iKill2008-05-05

your right... =)

DrWeird117 (author)mrbox2008-12-18
dsman195276 (author)mrbox2008-04-22

Now theres a idea! Lol.

coolknexcreations (author)2009-04-04

Where do I get the huge square panels???

they come in some sets. i would just look on ebay, they are usually in the big lots that people sell. there not really needed, you could just replace it with a white connector with four blue rods coming out(might be yellow rods, can't remember this early in the morning...)

The Jamalam (author)2009-02-22

purely ascetic
Don't you mean aesthetic?

Stavroz (author)2008-09-03

WOW. Could be the best non weapon knex thingy ever. (on this site i mean)

AznPanda (author)2008-07-01

ooooo! looks awesome dude

dsman195276 (author)AznPanda2008-07-01


barrax (author)dsman1952762008-08-28

pretty cool, but the boat looks a little too high up.

therandomperson (author)2008-07-12

whats the link for the gatling gun????????????? that gun is mint!!!!

The KNex Weasel (author)2008-06-13

Not bad. I've always wanted to make one of these.


FrostEnergy (author)2008-05-09

im sorry, but what really is the purpose of this? it just sits there, for show, you cant really do anything with it.

dsman195276 (author)FrostEnergy2008-05-10

can't you see the motor? the ship moves back and forth when the motor is turned on.

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