Instructables: exploring - outside - boats - featured http://www.instructables.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:06:53 PDT BLOX v1.01 Homemade Pontoon Boat http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Pontoon-Boat/
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Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:45:08 PDT
Stitch and Glue Boat Construction http://www.instructables.com/id/Stitch-and-Glue-Boat-Construction/
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Tue, 26 Jul 2011 16:45:19 PDT
PVC Kayak Roof Rack/Carrier http://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-Kayak-Roof-RackCarrier/
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Thu, 26 Dec 2013 19:11:34 PST
Simple canoe http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-canoe/
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Thu, 19 Dec 2013 04:52:34 PST
Bicycle Kayak Trailer http://www.instructables.com/id/Bicycle-Kayak-Trailer/
Bicycle Kayak Trailer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX7/C2IF/HMMF6ST3/FX7C2IFHMMF6ST3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX7/C2IF/HMMF6ST3/FX7C2IFHMMF6ST3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX7/C2IF/HMMF6ST3/FX7C2IFHMMF6ST3.SMALL.jpg bwriedt For a while now I've been wanting to be able to tow kayak with my bicycle. This summer all the pieces came together. Used Bicycle Trailer Kid Carrier A friend had a used trailer that was just sitting in the backyard. I did purchase the connector to the bicycle to trailer from Amazon. Kayak doll...
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Sun, 13 Oct 2013 16:22:37 PDT
Make a Pair of Bunk Glides for Your Boat Trailer http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Pair-of-Bunk-Glides-for-Your-Boat-Trailer/
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Sat, 21 Sep 2013 07:06:23 PDT
Kayak Wheels http://www.instructables.com/id/Kayak-Wheels/
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Wed, 31 Jul 2013 19:39:36 PDT
How to Make a Simple Pop Pop Boat http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Simple-Pop-Pop-Boat/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FDG/8Z6F/HJAHW6G5/FDG8Z6FHJAHW6G5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDG/8Z6F/HJAHW6G5/FDG8Z6FHJAHW6G5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDG/8Z6F/HJAHW6G5/FDG8Z6FHJAHW6G5.SMALL.jpg Dave Hax This video guide shows you how to make a simple model pop pop steam boat out of a few household items. Great fun craft idea. Items needed are: 1 Drinks Can 1 Juice Carton 2 Straws Blu-Tack
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Sun, 21 Jul 2013 12:32:05 PDT
Building A Cedar Strip Canoe http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-A-Cedar-Strip-Canoe/
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Fri, 19 Jul 2013 09:44:42 PDT
The Whittaker paddle wheel http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Whittaker-paddle-wheel/
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Tue, 2 Jul 2013 21:57:18 PDT
How to replace the gunwales and other wood work on your canoe http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-replace-the-gunwales-and-other-wood-work-on/
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Fri, 28 Jun 2013 15:54:33 PDT
Kayak Step Cart http://www.instructables.com/id/Kayak-Step-Cart/
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Mon, 24 Jun 2013 13:55:09 PDT
Duct tape and Tarp Kayak http://www.instructables.com/id/Duct-tape-and-Tarp-Kayak/
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Mon, 20 May 2013 22:20:21 PDT
How to make a coroplast boat http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-coroplast-boat/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FN1/HMRR/HFD1F5VG/FN1HMRRHFD1F5VG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN1/HMRR/HFD1F5VG/FN1HMRRHFD1F5VG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN1/HMRR/HFD1F5VG/FN1HMRRHFD1F5VG.SMALL.jpg BATbuilder What did you make? I made a coroplast boat.  What is coroplast?  Coroplast is a plastic material that you can fold just like cardboard, but it is waterproof.  The hull is made from a folded piece of coroplast with a piece of plywood for the transom (the flat part on the back of the boat).  I used P...
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Mon, 15 Apr 2013 14:44:43 PDT
Kayak Anchor Trolly http://www.instructables.com/id/Kayak-Anchor-Trolly/
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Sun, 14 Apr 2013 08:11:27 PDT
How to Build a Sailboat Rudder from Scratch http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-a-Sailboat-Rudder-from-Scratch/
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Thu, 28 Mar 2013 18:41:51 PDT
Designing and building a light, car-top-able outrigger sailing canoe [6/21/13/update] http://www.instructables.com/id/Designing-and-building-a-light-car-top-able-outri/
Designing and building a light, car-top-able outrigger sailing canoe [6/21/13/update] - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYW/HSNP/HE7DAEJY/FYWHSNPHE7DAEJY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYW/HSNP/HE7DAEJY/FYWHSNPHE7DAEJY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYW/HSNP/HE7DAEJY/FYWHSNPHE7DAEJY.SMALL.jpg Wade Tarzia (Comment on the Photos: Short Dragon is a good boat, but it started rather heavy and gained weight as I added new features such as watertight compartments.  He has undergone many revisions, but the revision to very light kayak-replacement and car-top-carried sailing canoe is impossible.) There is ...
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Tue, 12 Mar 2013 13:48:36 PDT
PVC AND DUCT TAPE KAYAK http://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-AND-DUCT-TAPE-KAYAK/
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Tue, 5 Mar 2013 17:47:09 PST
From Inflatable to Infallible http://www.instructables.com/id/From-Inflatable-to-Infallible/
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Sat, 9 Feb 2013 17:10:26 PST
Easy wooden boat cleats http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-wooden-boat-cleats/
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Sat, 20 Aug 2011 09:57:44 PDT
Easiest raft ever, it seems. http://www.instructables.com/id/Easiest-raft-ever-it-seems/
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Wed, 11 Nov 2009 10:54:23 PST
Build a Short Dragon (16 foot 3-Board Outrigger Sailing Canoe) http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Short-Dragon-16-foot-3-Board-Outrigger-Sa/
Build a Short Dragon (16 foot 3-Board Outrigger Sailing Canoe) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Y/4NIQ/G4D61TPJ/F8Y4NIQG4D61TPJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Y/4NIQ/G4D61TPJ/F8Y4NIQG4D61TPJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Y/4NIQ/G4D61TPJ/F8Y4NIQG4D61TPJ.SMALL.jpg Wade Tarzia NOTE: Version 4.0 May 12, 2011 -- Added step 7 about a brief trimaran conversion for the Everglades Challenge. I talk more about sailing (and other things)  at my blog, Tristram Shandy in the 21st Century, www.tristramshandy21st.blogspot.com --wt Foreword    According to the philosophy of "one boa...
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Sat, 16 Jan 2010 23:00:04 PST
Easy Kayak Trailer/Cart http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Kayak-TrailerCart/
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Mon, 8 Aug 2011 23:25:45 PDT
Building a wooden boat http://www.instructables.com/id/My-wooden-boat-story/
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Thu, 13 Dec 2012 04:36:28 PST
pvc kayak http://www.instructables.com/id/pvc-kayak/
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Sat, 23 Sep 2006 20:22:12 PDT
Fiberglassing tools and tricks http://www.instructables.com/id/Fiberglassing-tools-and-tricks/
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Wed, 13 Jun 2007 13:53:29 PDT
Creating a Kayak Paddle Leash, never loose your paddle again! http://www.instructables.com/id/Creating-a-Kayak-Paddle-Leash-never-loose-your-pa/
Creating a Kayak Paddle Leash, never loose your paddle again! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ3/OHAQ/H9G11QVM/FZ3OHAQH9G11QVM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ3/OHAQ/H9G11QVM/FZ3OHAQH9G11QVM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ3/OHAQ/H9G11QVM/FZ3OHAQH9G11QVM.SMALL.jpg jskingry So there I was minding my own business driving home from the store sipping on my Polar Pop and jamming to Conway Twitty on the FM Radio when I saw it!  A plain and boring yellow kayak sitting on a box in someone's front yard with a sign on it.  At first I though nothing of it, I live in a waterfront...
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Wed, 14 Nov 2012 15:54:43 PST
Make a Dacron Sail http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Dacron-Sail/
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Thu, 18 Oct 2012 20:36:48 PDT
Barrel Boat http://www.instructables.com/id/Barrel-Boat/
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Sat, 15 Sep 2012 16:24:45 PDT
How to Build a Boat http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-a-Boat/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FP5/Q4Y6/H6S41E4Q/FP5Q4Y6H6S41E4Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP5/Q4Y6/H6S41E4Q/FP5Q4Y6H6S41E4Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP5/Q4Y6/H6S41E4Q/FP5Q4Y6H6S41E4Q.SMALL.jpg audreyobscura Canoes! Sailboats! Kayaks! Pontoons! One has so many options when deciding to build a boat. Ambitious builders set their hopes a-float and construct a (hopefully) buoyant vessel to relax on, fish from, or even to get some exercise! This guide meshes some of the best Instructables on how to build bo...
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Mon, 10 Sep 2012 16:00:45 PDT
How to Build a sail boat that is much cheaper than retail ones. http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-sail-boat-that-is-much-cheaper-than-retail/
How to Build a sail boat that is much cheaper than retail ones. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7T/KGLA/H672XEXR/F7TKGLAH672XEXR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7T/KGLA/H672XEXR/F7TKGLAH672XEXR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7T/KGLA/H672XEXR/F7TKGLAH672XEXR.SMALL.jpg When in doubt, duct tape! WARNING: WEAR PROTECTIVE GEAR AT ALL TIMES. GLOVES, BOOTS, AND WHEN PAINTING A GAS MASK. DO NOT TRY TO SAIL THIS ON THE SEA OR IN DEEP WATER WITHOUT A LIFE VEST. This boat is made for calmer water, and rough waves may shred the boat.  DO NOT sail if you cant swim! Hi guys, I'm publishing yet a ne...
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Thu, 6 Sep 2012 13:13:36 PDT
PKC - PVC Kayak Cart http://www.instructables.com/id/PKC-PVC-Kayak-Cart/
PKC - PVC Kayak Cart - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJE/5713/H63P3VN9/FJE5713H63P3VN9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJE/5713/H63P3VN9/FJE5713H63P3VN9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJE/5713/H63P3VN9/FJE5713H63P3VN9.SMALL.jpg darrennie After looking around quite a bit, here is a PVC Kayak Cart I made from various different designs I found online to suit my needs. Thanks to all who helped (whether you realized it or not) .  Parts List. Parts List (all ¾” PVC unless noted): Top Half: 4 – 90-degree elbow fittings. 2 – 45-degree e...
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Mon, 20 Aug 2012 22:35:47 PDT
DIY kayak paddle drip rings http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-kayak-paddle-drip-rings/
DIY kayak paddle drip rings - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIQ/9YQ5/H4AGJ424/FIQ9YQ5H4AGJ424.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIQ/9YQ5/H4AGJ424/FIQ9YQ5H4AGJ424.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIQ/9YQ5/H4AGJ424/FIQ9YQ5H4AGJ424.SMALL.jpg DconBlueZ The cheap kayak I bought came with a two-piece paddle that dripped water all over my lap and ran down my arms the first time I took it out on the water. A little bit of web research revealed that you can buy "drip rings" to put on your paddle which causes water from the paddle blades to drop off be...
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Sat, 7 Jul 2012 22:17:26 PDT
Canoe/Kayak Caddy mod from a Jogging Stroller http://www.instructables.com/id/CanoeKayak-Caddy-mod-from-a-Jogging-Stroller/
Canoe/Kayak Caddy mod from a Jogging Stroller - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ7/1PH5/H3Z3VQGE/FZ71PH5H3Z3VQGE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ7/1PH5/H3Z3VQGE/FZ71PH5H3Z3VQGE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ7/1PH5/H3Z3VQGE/FZ71PH5H3Z3VQGE.SMALL.jpg creekrunner This is a canoe or kayak carrier modified from a jogging stroller.  The stroller was bought at a garage saie and only required a small bit of re-engineering to create the carrier. This particular brand was made by Dreamer Design and is called Fitness First. The wheels are detachable (great for stowi...
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Mon, 2 Jul 2012 17:12:33 PDT
How to recreate boat registration numbers http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-recreate-boat-registration-numbers/
How to recreate boat registration numbers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRP/GB03/H401V3FE/FRPGB03H401V3FE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRP/GB03/H401V3FE/FRPGB03H401V3FE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRP/GB03/H401V3FE/FRPGB03H401V3FE.SMALL.jpg Miss Cabbit I did this at TechShop Menlo Park. http://www.techshop.com In the process of painting a boat the registration digits got scraped off for a clean smooth look. Without these the boat is illegal to be in the water. This is how to recreate them: Save your registration digits And do it somewhere they...
By: Miss Cabbit

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Fri, 29 Jun 2012 11:00:56 PDT
Really Simple Roof Rack (for cars without rain gutters). http://www.instructables.com/id/Really-Simple-Roof-Rack-for-cars-without-rain-gut/
Really Simple Roof Rack (for cars without rain gutters). - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1T/O6OG/H3XN8I65/F1TO6OGH3XN8I65.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1T/O6OG/H3XN8I65/F1TO6OGH3XN8I65.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1T/O6OG/H3XN8I65/F1TO6OGH3XN8I65.SMALL.jpg sprocketscientist I wanted a roof rack to carry boats and lumber and whatnot.  I was about to buy the NRS Quick and Easy set for roof-rack-makin', but neither of our cars has rain gutters. So then, what to do?   This rack evolved from an earlier version that just used the big pool noodle with ratchet strap running t...
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Wed, 27 Jun 2012 06:37:24 PDT
Kayak Rack http://www.instructables.com/id/Kayak-Rack/
Kayak Rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDX/AY9S/GMIGFYX6/FDXAY9SGMIGFYX6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDX/AY9S/GMIGFYX6/FDXAY9SGMIGFYX6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDX/AY9S/GMIGFYX6/FDXAY9SGMIGFYX6.SMALL.jpg tkneese42 Here's a great way to haul up to (5) kayaks plus the paddles, life jackets & other gear neatly in the back of of pick-up. Outfitters in our area charge $40 per kayak per trip to drop you off upriver ($200 a day for a family of 5). With this set-up, they only charge us $25 to drop us off at the same ...
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Mon, 25 Jun 2012 09:23:41 PDT
Painting a boat! http://www.instructables.com/id/Painting-a-boat/
Painting a boat! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZO/J4EO/H3QF9CRV/FZOJ4EOH3QF9CRV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZO/J4EO/H3QF9CRV/FZOJ4EOH3QF9CRV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZO/J4EO/H3QF9CRV/FZOJ4EOH3QF9CRV.SMALL.jpg Miss Cabbit I did this at TechShop Menlo Park's automotive area! http://www.techshop.com If you get a chance to get your boat out of water, you may as well give it a new look by painting it. I choose the color pink!  Scraping Using a razor blade, scrape off any unwanted stickers. If you're removing your regi...
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Mon, 25 Jun 2012 13:33:55 PDT
Concrete Boat! http://www.instructables.com/id/Concrete-Boat/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FYC/R88D/H2TIBBOY/FYCR88DH2TIBBOY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYC/R88D/H2TIBBOY/FYCR88DH2TIBBOY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYC/R88D/H2TIBBOY/FYCR88DH2TIBBOY.SMALL.jpg thuglife305 Concrete Boat: Materials List-  Concrete Water Rubber Gloves Silicone Spray Boat shaped mold (I used a Tupperware bowl but almost anything can be used)  Bucket to mix concrete in Step 1:  First create a mold of the shaped boat you want. My mold was a medium sized plastic Tupperware bowl, but you c...
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Wed, 30 May 2012 18:34:59 PDT
Building a "Pintail" Duckboat Pt 1 http://www.instructables.com/id/Pintail-Duckboat-build-log/
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Mon, 28 May 2012 17:32:35 PDT
Making small fiberglass parts... http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-small-fiberglass-parts/
Making small fiberglass parts... - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Q/0IB1/H337KWI1/F7Q0IB1H337KWI1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Q/0IB1/H337KWI1/F7Q0IB1H337KWI1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Q/0IB1/H337KWI1/F7Q0IB1H337KWI1.SMALL.jpg cavelamb There has been a small but obnoxious rain leak in the aft cabin of my small sailboat. It looks like the source is where the outboard motor control cables pass through in the cockpit foot well wall.  There was just an open hole there and the rain was getting in. That ought to be easy to fix. It just...
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Wed, 13 Jun 2012 09:00:03 PDT
How remove an outboard motor carburetor http://www.instructables.com/id/How-remove-an-outboard-motor-carburetor/
How remove an outboard motor carburetor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F59/1CI1/H350EG8F/F591CI1H350EG8F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F59/1CI1/H350EG8F/F591CI1H350EG8F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F59/1CI1/H350EG8F/F591CI1H350EG8F.SMALL.jpg Miss Cabbit I did this at TechShop Menlo Park's automotive area! www.techshop.com One step in troubleshooting in an effort to make your outboard engine work is cleaning the carburetor which is known to get sticky and dirty over time. But how to get to it? This is how: Taking out the air filter At least on th...
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Fri, 8 Jun 2012 21:29:20 PDT
How to open and clean an outboard motor carburetor http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-open-and-clean-an-outboard-motor-carburetor/
How to open and clean an outboard motor carburetor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTO/RATS/H337JYUR/FTORATSH337JYUR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTO/RATS/H337JYUR/FTORATSH337JYUR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTO/RATS/H337JYUR/FTORATSH337JYUR.SMALL.jpg Miss Cabbit I did this at TechShop Menlo Park's automotive area! www.techshop.com A clean carburetor improves the performance of your engine. This instructable will show you how to take it apart and clean it. Unscrew and open The screws are visible on the face of the carburetor. Take them out completely and ...
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Fri, 8 Jun 2012 21:37:58 PDT
How to test and outboard motor on land http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-test-and-outboard-motor-on-land/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F00/MKZ5/H2WEJXX7/F00MKZ5H2WEJXX7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F00/MKZ5/H2WEJXX7/F00MKZ5H2WEJXX7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F00/MKZ5/H2WEJXX7/F00MKZ5H2WEJXX7.SMALL.jpg Miss Cabbit I did this at TechShop Menlo Park's automotive area! www.techshop.com Step 1: You can test an outboard motor without access to a boat or ocean. Simply mount it to a sturdy platform, place a big bucket underneath it and fill it with water so the propeller is fully submerged. Step 2: Clean out the g...
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Thu, 7 Jun 2012 16:20:40 PDT
Transom Replacement with a plywood core http://www.instructables.com/id/Transom-Replacement-with-a-plywood-core/
Transom Replacement with a plywood core - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDS/PJQV/H12SVF7V/FDSPJQVH12SVF7V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDS/PJQV/H12SVF7V/FDSPJQVH12SVF7V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDS/PJQV/H12SVF7V/FDSPJQVH12SVF7V.SMALL.jpg E-boat This tutorial will focus specifically on the most common type of transom job; how to replace/rebuild a plywood cored transom. We will show step by step the entire process using materials and techniques proven over many successful rebuilds. Following this guide will result in a rebuilt transom that i...
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Mon, 16 Apr 2012 08:21:39 PDT
Hardware Store Plastic Roller Bearings http://www.instructables.com/id/Hardware-Store-Plastic-Roller-Bearings/
Hardware Store Plastic Roller Bearings - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAN/W7D7/GYZNV26P/FANW7D7GYZNV26P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAN/W7D7/GYZNV26P/FANW7D7GYZNV26P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAN/W7D7/GYZNV26P/FANW7D7GYZNV26P.SMALL.jpg Goodluck I've not actually used this for anything, just built a prototype from materials on hand. I've posted pictures, hopefully pretty self explanatory. The pictures aren't exactly what I describe. Again, just what I was able to work up as an example given materials I already had available. One should be ...
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Fri, 13 Apr 2012 09:22:01 PDT
Hull Assembly Methods (Overview) http://www.instructables.com/id/Hull-Assembly-Methods-Overview/
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Thu, 12 Apr 2012 09:44:00 PDT
The skinny Boat http://www.instructables.com/id/The-skinnt-Boat/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F6A/0PNL/GYVDJV3K/F6A0PNLGYVDJV3K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6A/0PNL/GYVDJV3K/F6A0PNLGYVDJV3K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6A/0PNL/GYVDJV3K/F6A0PNLGYVDJV3K.SMALL.jpg vectorges I am in the process of building a kayak/sampan/skinny boat. It is a long draw out story, which is available in full at a blog. Rather than repeat it here, I'll give you the link: http://vectorges.blogspot.com/2011/10/skinny-boat.html The synopsis is that I volunteered to recycle the scrap wood at ...
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Tue, 28 Feb 2012 10:58:46 PST
Optimist sailboat build http://www.instructables.com/id/Optimist-sailboat-build/
Optimist sailboat build - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F37/IZ3W/GYVDIIR4/F37IZ3WGYVDIIR4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F37/IZ3W/GYVDIIR4/F37IZ3WGYVDIIR4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F37/IZ3W/GYVDIIR4/F37IZ3WGYVDIIR4.SMALL.jpg superdave.morris Building the Wood/Epoxy Optimist In 1947 a gentleman named Clark Mills designed a small sail boat for kids to learn to build and sail called the Optimist.  This boat was designed to be built from 3 sheets of plywood, with basic woodworking abilities.  As time progressed, builders began to modify th...
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Fri, 24 Feb 2012 13:19:31 PST
Fun & easy sailboat [Protei 009.1] http://www.instructables.com/id/Fun-easy-sailboat-Protei-0091/
Fun & easy sailboat [Protei 009.1] - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3E/MYWG/GYKQ5G8K/F3EMYWGGYKQ5G8K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3E/MYWG/GYKQ5G8K/F3EMYWGGYKQ5G8K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3E/MYWG/GYKQ5G8K/F3EMYWGGYKQ5G8K.SMALL.jpg frits297 We are two students from the Technical University of Eindhoven and we are currently working on Protei, an open-source initiative to develop sailing drones to clean the oceans.  We designed and built a sailboat that could be easily adapted to different designs, we also took into account to built it ...
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Wed, 15 Feb 2012 02:27:59 PST