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It is an easy-to-build, stable, and cost-free or at least almost cost-free boat that can be divided into three parts, to be carried inside two small cars.

Step 1: Gathering the materials and the first steps

Materials :

- Palettes (ask hardware shops and/or trading companies)

- almost any kind of wood

- PVC skin ( like its used for ponds )

- Nails

( you can ask hardware shops for wood they do not need and are wanting to throw away - this way you can find good and unused wood)

Tools :

- Hammer

- Screwdriver

- Drill Machine

- Grinder

- Saw

We wanted to build a very cheap, easy to build and solid boat that could carry us four and also some additional luggage. Another important aspect was that we could transport it in an easy way, as we don't have a trailer. Therefore we have decided to build a boat that can be divided into three parts

We started by aligning three of the palettes in a row and checking whether we we would fit comfortably in it.

By building little "bridges" (as we called them) we started building a stable way to be able to connect the segments by pushing a large wooden strip trough them.


ATTENTION :

Be very careful when working as there are multiple possible dangers for example a lot of nails looking out of the pallets or the saws.

We do not take any responsibilities for possible injuries or damages that might occur to you.


Step 2: Setting up the side panels

We build the side panels by using some parts of the pallet.

They don't have to be very stable as there won't be too much force on it.

(The water will not reach higher than the pallets)

Step 3: Seats

Picture of Seats
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When travelling the hardware store, and asking for unused wood that would be thrown away, we were offered some laminate for free.

We later on used this laminate for our noble seats.

Step 4: The helm

Picture of The helm
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The back of the boat was built very strong so it can carry the helm.

When travelling we figured out that the helm is very useful on a lake, but it doesn't help too much on a river.

 
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diven4 months ago

now I'm regretting that fishing ship idea and thinking of a canoe plane (yes I did say that), fully made from spruce pallets (I think they make those)

craftclarity4 months ago

It's like a Viking boat with that bird on the front....cool!

diven4 months ago

Hmm... someone should make a fishing ship out of pallets.

pzwing (author)  diven4 months ago

Well we already thought of taking a rod with us, but until now all we did was to chill a bit on the water. :)

Rockitalk4 months ago

As someone who also just posted a pallet transportation project...this is awesome! haha

pzwing (author)  Rockitalk4 months ago
Thanks a lot, but your project is really cool, too, especially the flames.